Sabre partnership brings hotels on par with OTAs to offer flight bookings

Hotels are now able to offer accommodation and flight packages on their websites with the integration of Sabre Hospitality Solutions’ SynXis Central Reservations’ and Time Design’s booking engine, a move that is expected to shift the distribution balance towards hotels.

Travellers visiting a hotel’s official website with Time Design’s Global Dynamic Package Solution will be able to choose airline tickets from a variety of airline carriers by specifying the airline name, alliance, prices, departure and arrival times, flights routes and other inputs.

SynXis Central Reservations tool

This will provide another option for travellers, previously only able to book hotels and flights at the same time through a travel agent or OTA.

“This also (allows) hotels to improve their service offering and reduce channel cost against OTAs,” added Yuzo Takamatsu, president and CEO of Time Design. “We believe hotels’ official websites offer the best deals nowadays and want to shift the existing distribution to hotels’ official websites by letting the hotels to have travel packages as their sales option.”

Sabre Hospitality Solutions’ SynXis Central Reservations provides rate and inventory distribution through online and offline distribution channels; connects more than 450 OTAs, website and mobile booking engines; and integrates property, revenue management, loyalty and content systems.

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