Sabre has implemented a direct link to their GDS for Choice Hotels International that improves system performance and reduces costs for the global hotel chain.
Choice Hotels International - which includes such known brands as Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Clarion, Quality, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and MainStay Suites - now links directly to Sabre through a TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) connection that offers better connectivity and reduced communications costs.
“This is a very positive move for Choice, for travel agents and for travelers,” said Toby March, vice president, Hotel Marketing and Distribution, for Sabre. “Internet Protocol (IP) response times are great, plus Choice is saving money and gaining a competitive edge at the point of sale.”
Approximately 50 percent of Sabre`s hotel reservation traffic is processed directly to the GDS over IP from its hotel customers.