Sabre Travel Network and Regus Ink Deal to Add World’s Largest Network of Public Video Communication Suites to Sabre Virtual Meetings
SOUTHLAKE, Texas – Feb. 8, 2012 – Sabre Travel Network, a global technology company serving travel suppliers and agencies, announced today a new strategic relationship with Regus, the world’s largest supplier of high definition public video communication rooms.
Through the Regus network, Sabre Virtual Meetings will offer real-time access to more than 1,200 public video communication rooms in more than 550 cities.
“The breadth and depth of Regus’ footprint is a great foundation to our global network of both public and private video conferencing rooms,” said Jeremy Stubbs, general manager for Sabre Virtual Meetings, a part of Sabre Travel Network. “By building upon the Regus network, we’ll be able to offer travel buyers the most comprehensive resource for booking and connecting video conferencing rooms around the world.”
Once launched, Sabre Virtual Meetings will be available to nearly 5 million unique online visitors monthly through GetThere, Sabre’s online booking tool, and later to more than 200,000 travel agents through the Sabre Red Workspace.
“Given the uncertain economic environment in 2012, businesses are demanding cost-effective solutions that allow employees to optimize their time and budgets, and maximize the value of investments in both business travel and video technology,” said Andre Sharpe, global director of product and business development for Regus. “This ground-breaking agreement will help bring wider travel options and more agile decision making to both travelers and travel planners.”
Sabre Virtual Meetings is a global reservation system for booking and scheduling public and corporate-owned high-definition video conferencing rooms. The system will allow users to view conference room availability in real-time, review rates and features, and book meetings across geographic regions. When integrated into travel applications such as online booking tools or travel agency systems, travel buyers will be able to reserve and schedule video conferencing rooms at the same time they book flights and hotels.
Regus is the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world’s largest network of video communication studios. Regus enables people to work their way, whether it’s from home, on the road or from an office. Customers such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline, and Nokia join hundreds of thousands of growing small and medium businesses that benefit from outsourcing their office and workplace needs to Regus, allowing them to focus on their core activities.
Over 900,000 customers a day benefit from Regus facilities spread across a global footprint of 1,200 locations in 550 cities and 95 countries, which allow individuals and companies to work wherever, however and whenever they want to. Regus was founded in Brussels, Belgium in 1989, is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information please visit: www.regus.com.
About Sabre Travel Network
Sabre Travel Network provides technology to the travel industry. It operates the world’s largest travel marketplace, connecting travel buyers and sellers through the Sabre global distribution system (GDS). Its innovative technology connects 350,000 travel agents to more than 400 airlines, 100,000 hotels, 25 car rental brands, 50 rail providers, 13 cruise lines and other global travel suppliers. More than $100 billion of travel is purchased through this channel annually.
Sabre Travel Network is part of Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology company serving the world’s largest industry- travel and tourism. For more information please visit: www.sabretravelnetwork.com.
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