Sabre Launches First Arabic Social Network Tool for Agents
AgentStream Online Travel Community HelpsTravel Agents Collaborate across Borders
Manama, Bahrain: Sabre Travel Network Middle East (STNME or Sabre), the world’s leading provider of high-performance solutions for the travel industry, has announced the launch of AgentStream, the first social network online community dedicated to the travel industry.
A free service, AgentStream, gives travel agents the ability to tap into the power of social media and connect with peers, interact on travel itineraries and products, and share business ideas and knowledgeto better serve leisure and business travellers.
AgentStream is built on Sabre’s cubelesstechnology – a community platform for businesses that is used by corporations and agencies around the world including Sabre itself. . It is an evolving service for agents, with Sabre continuing to enhance the community with new functionality allowing users to personalize the site and easily access information on pertinent topics.
Daniel Naoumovitch, CEO, Sabre Travel Network Middle East commented, “Social media is transforming how we communicate and connect with other people, and is an important trend in the evolution of the travel industry. Every year Sabre invests hundreds of millions of dollars to develop and deliver innovative new technology for our agents, and today’s launch of an AgentStream product in Arabic reinforces our commitment to helping our partners in the Middle East stay ahead of these trends.”
“Through this latest Sabre innovation, our customers can access the knowledge of their peers via the Q&A section, blog on their personal pages, participate in groups and search for industry colleagues by agency or even areas of expertise. AgentStream is integratedwith widgets, pictures and graphics allowing for complete customization based on the user,” added Naoumovitch.
AgentStream, a Silver Award winner at the 2009 Magellan Awards, provides an easy-to-use, business-to-business community where agents can learn from their peers, share best practices and deliver superior customer service.
Launched in North America in September 2009, thousands of agents now have profiles on the site, collaborating with peers on diverse travel-related issues. AgentStream is available to travel agents working on any global distribution system (GDS).
About Sabre Travel Network
Sabre Travel Network is the world’s leading provider of high-performance travel solutions. By combining its unique expertise and leading technology, Sabre powers business performance across the travel industry. Sabre’s multi-channel merchandising and procurement solutions enable corporate and leisure agencies, corporate travel programs, airlines, hotels and other travel suppliers around the world to make money, save money and provide better customer service. Sabre Holdings connects people with the world’s greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry.