, to showcase a product for reducing travel agency overheads. The automated Miscellaneous Charges Order (MCO) is designed to slash the time it takes to produce documents used for upgrades, tickets on departure and å‘extraså’ such as excess baggage.
Sabre’s global distribution system is the first in the United Kingdom capable of providing an IATA-approved, machine-printed MCO. The company will preview the product on stand N526, along with the Turbo Sabre customisable booking platform, the Sabre Virtually There online itinerary and travel shopping system, the Sabre .Res suite of Internet booking engines for travel agency websites, and the TRAMS back-office product.
Sabre will also unveil details of a six-month joint promotion with Hertz. The companies are offering a limited-production Ford StreetKa to eligible Sabre Connected UK travel agencies that make the most bookings with Hertz between 1 April and 30 September this year.
“Competition in 2003 will be more intense than before, and some companies will be competing for their very survival”, said David Brown, Sabre’s director for the UK, Ireland and Nordic regions.
“It’s in this context that we want to show business travel managers how we are streamlining their management and administration systems, how we can help them ratchet up service and availability, and how we can help them tap into new income streams.”
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