Sabre opens second branch in Yemen
Dubai , June 19, 2007
Sabre Travel Network Middle East opened its second branch in Aden, Yemen.
The company also celebrated its substantial growth in Yemen with a gala dinner attended by its Sana'a-based travel agency partners.
Sabre's market share in Yemen rocketed from 36 per cent to 50 per cent in 2006, a reflection of the company's position as the worlds' leading global distribution solutions provider.
The increase in just one year was made possible by the signing of Sabre's largest ever deal in the country, a full exclusive agreement with Universal Travel and Tourism (UTT). The agreement has recently been renewed, an acknowledgement of UTT's satisfaction with the quality of Sabre's products and customer service.
Another significant milestone for Sabre was the implementation of a DCA (direct connect availability) agreement for Yemenia, Yemen's national air carrier.
The DCA gives Yemenia the highest level of connectivity resulting in 'real time' information exchange from Sabre's network to the airline's systems. Yemenia's implementation of Sabre's e-Ticketing system is currently in progress and on plan.
'Yemen has become an important market for Sabre due to its rapidly expanding travel sector resulting from increases in both inbound and outbound travel. It is gratifying to experience first hand the high regard that Yemen's travel operators have for Sabre's systems, service and - of course - its employees. The Top 10 Travel Agency awards are our way of recognising the strong partnerships we have forged in Yemen,' said Sabre Travel Network Middle East's CEO Daniel Naoumovitch.
The Sabre Travel Network Middle East Top Ten Travel Agency awards were divided by market segment. The winners were Universal Travel, Yemen Intercontinental Travel, Al Mokarram Travel, Sky Travel and Tours, Arabian Horizon Travel, Yemen Travel Agency, Apollo Travel and Tours, Oranos Travel, Orbit Travel, Falcon Travel Services.
With further potential for growth in Yemen's travel industry, Sabre's sophisticated systems guarantee on-demand support and assistance for its network of partners to ensure the provision of the best service and travel experiences for both business and leisure end customers.Trade Arabia News Service