Sabre Travel Network Enhances Travel Protection Product

27th Sep 2004

Sabre Travel Network
today announced new enhancements to its Sabre Travel Protection product for U.S. travel agencies. The product now offers an enhanced graphical booking tool and features a preferred supplier who offers expanded insurance coverage for travelers, as well as higher commissions for agents - ranging from 20 percent to 35 percent.
CSA Travel Protection, the preferred vendor for the Sabre Travel Protection product, offers travel agents and their customers one of the most comprehensive and flexible travel protection packages in the marketplace. CSA enables Sabre Connected agents to offer every type of coverage a traveler may need, including trip cancellation, rental car damage, emergency medical transportation and supplier financial default. Additionally, travel protection is easier to sell since all CSA’s insurance products include a ten-day free trial period. In addition, CSA’s Advantage Plan offers a full refund of insurance premiums to the traveler in the event of trip cancellation - an agency offer made exclusively through Sabre Connected agencies.

“This enhanced coverage offers agents and their customers more peace-of-mind as they plan their trips,” commented Hugh Jones, senior vice president of Sabre Travel Network, North America. “The CSA Travel portfolio of products and services offers our travel agency customers the industry’s most comprehensive coverage at the most competitive prices. Coupling CSA’s offerings and our enhanced insurance shopping tools makes Sabre Travel Protection’s offering the best travel insurance and travel assistance services package in the market.”

“Combining our flexible suite of quality products, including Web Direct & CSA Advantage, with Sabre Travel Network’s agency network and cutting-edge technology offers agents an outstanding opportunity to increase profits and more efficiently manage their business,” said Frank Shellabear, President of CSA’s Sales Division. “It’s an unbeatable relationship that’s vastly superior to any other GDS-vendor arrangement in the marketplace.”



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