Sabre Corporation will integrate content from hotel aggregators Bedsonline, TravelBound and the Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) into the Sabre Content Services for Lodging, a technology solution that integrates multiple sources of content.
Launching later this year, the first market release of Sabre Content Services will bring overall hotel choices available via Sabre to over 900,000 options from both GDS and non-GDS sources, according to a statement from the travel technology company.
Bedsonline brings a portfolio of more than 170,000 properties in 120 countries, while TravelBound reaches customers in 190 countries and offers experiences from more than 50,000 hotels. EAN will provide access to more than 350,000 properties worldwide and offer more than 650,000 deals on accommodations.
Sabre expects the move to help it answer industry demand for additional types of rate and inventory options, and achieve a “critical mass of new opportunities” for GDS consumers and buyers.
“Having aggregator content integrated with traditional GDS hotel content makes travel agents and corporate booking tool providers more efficient, effective and confident in the increased depth and breadth of lodging offerings they are able to bring to their travellers,” said Traci Mercer, senior vice president of lodging, ground and sea for Sabre Travel Network. “These agreements are key to helping us better serve customers in all regions around the globe.”
Apart from offering a breadth of options, the new solution will also display content at the room and rate level, side-by-side, for more efficient comparison.
The new lodging solution will include the capabilities of Sabre APIs and be incorporated into Sabre Red Workspace, GetThere and TripCase.