Sabre has launched a booking platform that will allow travel agents and meetings organisers to shop and book high-definition video conference meetings globally.
Sabre Virtual Meetings, the world’s first global reservation system for video conferencing, eliminates the hassle of manually booking video conferences with an easy-to-use, cloud-based scheduling system for private and public rooms.
Sabre will initially unveil the virtual meeting platform to corporations and travel agencies through GetThere and the Sabre Red Workspace, making the product available to millions of business travellers and to more than 220,000 travel agents worldwide.
“Even though we’re seeing some recovery in business travel, cost-conscious corporations still want to use HD video conferencing to improve collaboration and increase ROI on travel and technology investments,” said Greg Webb, president, Sabre Travel Network.
“One of the biggest challenges they face is the inability to search, book and connect video conferencing systems.
“Sabre Virtual Meetings solves for that and makes it easy to set up internal video conferencing meetings and connect private-to-public or public-to-public rooms.”
Sabre Virtual Meetings connects to multiple telecom and video conferencing providers to facilitate real-time shopping, live scheduling and confirmation simultaneously across different corporations and business units.
The technology will also be readily available to other travel and third-party distribution channels including global distribution systems, travel management companies, online booking tools, and directly on the Internet.
Beginning in September, GetThere corporate customers can have access to Sabre Virtual Meetings directly from the GetThere homepage.