Sabre Travel Network and Proximus Sign Telecomms Deal

26th Sep 2003

Sabre Travel Network
, the business that connects travel suppliers and agents through the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS), has signed a contract with Belgian mobile phone operator Proximus to make its Virtually There personalised travel website available through Proximus’ wireless Internet service.

The deal gives Proximus customers who book their travel through a Sabre Connected travel agent full access to their personal travel details at, via the Proximus network.

The itineraries available at the website include details about all air, car and hotel reservations.  The Sabre Virtually There wireless website also offers travellers real-time flight and gate information as well as local weather conditions.

“Travel plans can change in a split second,” said Stuart Nassos, Sabre Travel Network’s European vice president of marketing and customer services.  “As a frequent traveller I know how frustrating this can be. We think we can help by putting the power of real-time information in travellers’ hands, whether they’re on the go or in the office.”

“We are constantly looking for ways to enhance the value that wireless technology is able to provide,” said Xavier Huberland, consumer mobile division director of Proximus.  “Travel is definitely one of the areas with great potential.”



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