Spirit Vacations signs on to Sabre

Sabre Travel Network announced that Spirit Vacations packaged vacation inventory is now available to U.S. agents through Sabre Vacations, Sabre’s Web-based vacation package booking engine. Sabre Vacations offers travel agents around-the-clock access to 22 name-brand vacation companies who collectively offer access to over 20,000 hotel properties, more than 30 airlines, five car rental companies and over 400 airports in 350 cities in 40 countries.

It enables agents to book great vacation packages for their customers, and includes an easy-to-use graphical interface, hotel photographs and descriptions, traveler “hot deals,” agent incentives, destination information from Frommer’s, vacation company news and information and online technical support.

“Sabre Vacations enables us to increase our exposure to travel agents and offer valuable services, such as detailed property descriptions with graphics and special promotions for their travelers,” said Bryan Shilling, general manager of Spirit Vacations. “Agents gain the opportunity to better serve their clients by offering complete and affordable Spirit Vacations packages to popular destinations throughout Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States.”

“The addition of Spirit Vacations enhances agents’ ability to find and book great vacation packages that satisfy their customers, thereby strengthening customer relationships and at the same time improving agency revenues,” said Chris Kroeger, senior vice president, Sabre Travel Network, North America.” “It also expands Spirit Vacation’s opportunities to increase sales through the unmatched Sabre agency network.” “This is another great example of how an efficient marketplace provides value for suppliers, travel agents and consumers. For Spirit, it increases exposure and promotional opportunities, for agents, it provides better customer service and enhanced revenue, and for travelers it provides an enhanced travel experience.”

Sabre Connected agents receive 1.5 continuing education units from The Travel Institute for each Sabre Vacations training course completed. Easy access to Sabre Vacations is provided through the MySabre Web-based agency portal.