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Sabre and Emirates sign 10-year deal

Dubai, September 9, 2008

Sabre Holdings, a leading provider of travel technology solutions, has signed a 10-year agreement with EmQuest, the travel distribution division of Emirates Airlines.
 
As part of the agreement, EmQuest and Sabre will launch distribution services in five new African markets including South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia; providing Sabre solutions, sales, service and support. 

From January next year, EmQuest will also distribute Sabre products to travel agencies in the United Arab Emirates. several collaborative initiatives have been planned between Sabre and Emirates, an official said.

“We look forward to taking the benefits of Sabre’s products and services to our travel agency partners across Africa and, starting January 2009, across the UAE,” said Gary Chapman, president, Emirates Group Services.

“Today’s agreement will significantly expand our footprint in the Middle East where we have successfully operated for almost 20 years, experiencing most recently, three consecutive years of double-digit growth through our Sabre Travel Network joint venture,” said Tom Klein, president, Sabre Travel Network and Airline Solutions.

EmQuest’s existing agreement with Galileo International LLC for distribution of Galileo and EmQuest travel services solutions to travel agents across United Arab Emirates will continue until it comes to an end on 31 December 2008, said a statement.-TradeArabia News Service




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