Indonesian travellers and travel agents
now experience the convenience of electronic tickets (e-tickets)
“More airlines and agencies understand the convenience and efficiency
e-tickets provide to both the travel industry as well as the
traveller,” said Mr Rogelio Sarreal, Vice President - Head of Associate Sales, Abacus.
“Indonesia is the eighth market we have introduced e-ticketing to. We
to roll out the service on three additional carriers for Indonesia by
end of the year. We have already trained 100 travel agents in
provide e-ticketing for Singapore Airlines passengers,” continued Mr
“We first began offering e-tickets to our passengers in 1997, and
since 2001, we have implemented e-ticketing in eight markets with
including the latest in Indonesia where we began offering the service
17 October 2003. The popularity of e-ticketing extends beyond just
agencies as many travellers themselves ask their agents for e-tickets
as to enjoy the convenience of paperless travel,” said Mr Philip Goh,
Singapore Airlines Vice President of Sales and Distribution.
Abacus has been steadily increasing the span of Abacus-affiliated
that provide e-ticketing facilities since 2001.
The GDS now provides the popular service to 15 airlines including
Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Northwest, Singapore
Airlines, United Airlines and Qantas Airways in various markets across the Asia Pacific including Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand,
Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and now Indonesia.