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Wed, 5 August 2020

Air New Zealand Renews Global Distribution Agreement with Sabre

Air New Zealand has renewed its global distribution agreement with Sabre.

Under the renewed agreement, Sabre will continue to distribute global Air New Zealand content to hundreds of thousands of travel agents and thousands of corporations globally.

The deal also includes an opt-in content program in New Zealand and Australia, which provides agencies with access to Air New Zealands preferential content through the Sabre marketplace.

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 reg: ZK-NZF. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Were delighted to renew our distribution agreement with Sabre, said Andrew Dale, Regional General Manager Sales & Alliances, Air New Zealand. As we look to further ramp up domestic and eventually international operations, its vital that customers have choice and flexibility in booking through their preferred channel. The value of our travel agency partners cannot be underestimated in helping travellers to make the best choices and regain trust in travel during this time, and were thrilled to be able to connect to them through Sabres Global Distribution System (GDS).

Travellers want the very best offers and choices possible, while travel agencies want to be able to provide this rich content to their clients. Meanwhile, airlines need robust distribution strategies to be able to distribute their fares and ancillary products to a wide audience, said Rakesh Narayanan, Vice President, Regional General Manager, Asia and Pacific, Travel Solutions, Airline Sales. Sabres AdvanceConnect program, which provides robust product capabilities and faster, accurate responses for all bookings and ancillary sales, ensures travel agents and corporations have interactive access to its branded fare offers and ancillaries. Sabre is deeply committed to bringing the travel ecosystem together so that all parties can realize their goals, and this latest agreement demonstrates the very clear commitment of both organisations to the recovery and future growth of the travel industry.

See also: Emerging Travel Trends in Asia Pacific - Interview with Sabre and Airports, Air Travel and COVID19 - Exclusive Interview with SITA's President of Asia Pacific, Sumesh Patel.

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