Sabre Corporation, a leading global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry announced that Planet Earth Travel, a specialist New Zealand travel agency brand, is extending its technology agreement to support its expansion plans.
To convert more traffic online, Planet Earth Travel is adding a customised booking site to its social channels. Created with Sabre Explore, it will integrate with other Sabre solutions deployed at the company’s nine client-servicing sites, including industry-leading Sabre Red Workspace used by travel agents to shop, book and manage travel and TripCase, the mobile travel app.
“As one of the leading independent travel agencies, it is important that we replicate our personalised service with a data-driven travel shopping channel, delivered online,” said Bob Carpenter, co-founder of Planet Earth Travel. “Sabre has supported us since 2002 and is now able to help us scale with a more digital model. We’re delighted to include Sabre Explore in this agreement, which provides the platform for growth over the next five years.”
Nigel Taylor, Sabre country manager said, “The initiative of New Zealand’s travel agents in getting online has contributed to strong growth in the volume of business we channel. Planet Earth Travel has made a strategic investment in Sabre Explore, alongside its customised Sabre desktop and mobile tools. We look forward to supporting this thriving independent agency as their business continues to evolve.”