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Sabre enhances Italian content

All travel products from Italian tour operator Viaggi del Ventaglio are now bookable by Italian travel agents using the Internet-based MySabre booking platform.  The new content is accessible through the Local Operator area in the Italian version of the product.

“The bookable products in Local Operator are an important part of our strategy to give our agency customers more non-air, leisure travel content,” said Roberto Grande, Sabre Travel Network’s Italian director. “Over the next few months we have scheduled a rich programme of new implementations”.

Local Operator gives Italian agencies a single point of access to a significant range of bookable local content including tour operators, accommodation, ferries, and bus and coach operators.  All transactions are recorded and information can be down-loaded into an agency’s back-office management tool.

The importance of Local Operator content in Italy is demonstrated by ongoing transaction growth. The number of products sold through this part of MySabre between January and September 2005 is 50 percent greater than the same period last year.