Sabre to Join Guild of Travel Management Companies

16th Mar 2005

Sabre Travel Network has announced at the Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC) annual meeting in Oman that it is to become a partner of the Guild. ÊThe GTMC is the UK’s leading professional body in business travel, promoting not only the interests of its members and partners but of the entire business travel community.Ê It has 34 travel management company members, who between them account for some 80 per cent of all business travel bookings in the UK.

Reet Wiseman, Sabre Travel Network’s VP for Northern Region and Global Accounts, EMEA commented “This is a challenging time for all of us in the travel industry, with GDS de-regulation in Europe being just around the corner.Ê In a world where commissions will most likely continue to plunge, travel management companies will have to be more strategic than ever before in their choice of GDS operator. They will need to work with a technology partner with enough negotiating leverage to secure the widest range of content at the best possible rates, in order for them to compete.ÊÊ We are keen to share our expertise and look forward to partnering with the GTMC to create best-in-class practices for their members”.

Philip Carlisle, Chief Executive of ÊGTMCÊ commented “We are delighted that Sabre Travel Network have become a partner of the GTMC and look forward to them playing a critical role in working with the Guild to shape the European travel industry over the next few years”Ê


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