The exclusive agreement sees The Bahwan Travel Group switch to Sabre, where it will access the latest in technology solutions to accelerate its growth in Oman’s rapidly-progressing online travel sector.
The technology solutions including Sabre’s online booking engine, real-time data analysis tools that provide rich insights into corporate contracts, tools that automate ticketing, refunds and exchanges, and mid-office solutions. The agency will also offer Sabre’s corporate online booking tool, GetThere, to corporations in Oman.
Speaking on the occasion, Daniel Naoumovitch, Chief Executive Officer, Sabre Travel Network Middle East said, “Bahwan Travel Group has a strong vision for growth and they see technology playing a key role in this, as travelers’ expectations rise in line with technology trends like mobile, personalization and big data. We are very excited about leveraging these trends to provide innovative products that help them unlock new opportunities to provide customer value.”
He added, “Oman is evolving as one of the most popular travel destinations of the region with a large influx of business and leisure travelers every year. With a strong partnership with Bahwan Travel we look forward to servicing this fast-growing travel industry.”
The Bahwan Travel Group, comprising of three travel agencies and a car rental company, is a subsidiary of The Suhail Bahwan Group (Holding) LLC, the largest travel group in Oman driving approximately 25% of the entire travel business in the country.
Mr. Shankar Bose General Manager, The Bahwan Travel Group, said, “Sabre is by far the most advanced technology provider in the industry. They have a superb understanding of technology trends like mobile, data, personalization and social media, and how to turn these into world class products that help us grow our business, be more efficient, and add customer value. With close to 200,000 travelers handled by us every year, it is imperative that we constantly improve our standards. We are positive that this partnership will see us grow from strength to strength and that Sabre will act as a driver in achieving our business targets and market share growth in Oman.”
Sabre is at the forefront of the travel and technology industry. Travel agencies across the Middle East region use Sabre’s wide range of technology solutions to maximize their offering to customers. STNME has 23 offices in 13 countries in the Middle East and the Levant – in addition to 15 training centers across the region.
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