Kuoni Travel (India) and Abacus International have announced a strategic partnership further accelerating Abacus’ rise as India’s premium Global Distribution Network. Kuoni will leverage the full suite of Abacus solutions including Abacus WorkSpace and Abacus PowerSuite as well as benefit from access to its business process and strategy consulting practice.
Abacus International has announced the appointment of Jeet Sawhney as the managing director of Abacus India, effective from today. In his new role, Sawhney will help in establishing Abacus’ leadership position in the travel technology and distribution market and work closely with suppliers, partners and agents in India.
Concur has announced a partnership with Abacus International which will see expense management services provider offer corporate clients doing business in the Asia-Pacific region access to a broad array of travel content. Content is set to include hundreds of travel suppliers like airlines, hotels, and car rentals available through travel solutions provider Abacus.
Abacus International is working with Visa to enable Abacus-connected travel agents to develop new corporate client relationships and a more efficient method of managing their cash flow.
According to a survey conducted by Abacus, reducing costs by automating business process has emerged as a leading strategy for surviving tougher times among North Asia travel agents.
Abacus-connected travel agencies in Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore are now able to issue electronic tickets (e-tickets) to their customers for travel on Qantas Airways.
ABACUS-connected travel agencies in Thailand are now able to issue their customers with electronic tickets for travel on Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific.