SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS – Sabre Corporation announced its renewed agreement with Despegar, leading online travel agency (OTA) in Latin America. The multi-year contract extension ensures Despegar’s continued access to Sabre’s market-leading global distribution system (GDS), propelling the OTA’s service to an estimated 140 million unique visitors.
Despegar has a strong track record in Latin America, with a marketplace in 20 markets, representing 95% of the region’s population. Through the Sabre agreement, it will strengthen its position as a “one-stop shop” to these consumers. Using Sabre’s advanced and innovative air shopping technology, Despegar will offer its travelers access to content from hundreds of airlines worldwide, including a growing range of ancillaries and branded fares, to enable them to build the best unique traveler experience.
“It is a privilege to extend this relationship with Despegar,” said Constantine Hallax, vice president, Sabre Travel Network. “Throughout our partnership, our goal has been to empower them to remain on the leading edge of the online travel industry to best serve their customers. This aligns strongly with our mission to create omni-channel solutions that our partners can easily integrate and gain efficiencies through Sabre’s robust analytics and retailing solutions.”
Despegar’s complete Sabre portfolio will include powerful data-driven business intelligence solutions, mobile services, informational services and notification services for improved customer shopping experiences. The OTA will also profit from the speed of results the Sabre GDS delivers across the distribution system’s vast breadth of content.
“We have never wavered on renewing our relationship with Sabre,” said Gonzalo Estebarena, CCO of Despegar. “As a market leader with a global outlook, regional expertise and knowledge, and deep customer engagement, Sabre understands the complexities that are inherent in our business yet they reliably deliver technologies that are easy for us to adopt and easy for our customers to value. While we know our customers’ needs and preferences will constantly change, we have the assurance that Sabre is a steady partner that will help us navigate them all.”