The latest Red app available from Sabre Pacific launches region-wide today. RoomDeal will give thousands of travel agents an expanded view of 350,000 pre-paid boutique and branded hotels.
Working with 25 top aggregators like GTA, HotelBeds and Expedia, the travel technology company has captured and qualified non-GDS options from all over the world for Australian agents to book, adding their own discretionary fee.
“We want our agents to be able to cater to even the most differentiated demand,” said Jeremy van der Klundert, managing director of Sabre Pacific.
Based on location maps, real-time availability and important extras like inclusive WIFI, agents can instantly pick, confirm, modify and cancel their reservations subject to the hotels cancellation policy, even out of hours.
Integrated with Sabre Red Workspace, RoomDeal records the accommodation as a passive booking segment in the traveller’s PNR. “Bundling net rates with other travel products becomes easy, with agents processing just a single transaction. Pilot studies have shown this time-saving alone makes a significant material difference,” van der Klundert added.
“We were spending over 7 minutes per booking when we shopped for our hotels outside Sabre, now we do this in less than 3 minutes. With RoomDeal I get a huge amount of hotel content, amazing net rates, a passive segment in my booking, I can mark up the fare at my own discretion and I am still offering the best deal to the customer. This is a great new revenue generator for us,” said Craig Ritchie, Director of New England Travel Centre.
“We’re delighted to be launching another app that gives our customers a competitive difference,” continued van der Klundert.
RoomDeal is available now for free to all Sabre agents in Australia.
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