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Sabre and Gulf Air Extend Joint Venture to provide travel technology services in Middle East

June 28, 2013 Tech No Comments Email Email

Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air and Sabre Holdings (Sabre), a global travel technology company, have renewed their longstanding joint venture partnership for Sabre Travel Network Middle-East (STNME) following continued strong growth and success.

STNME was established as a joint venture between Gulf Air and Sabre in 2005 following a 30-year partnership, and has grown substantially since then to become the leading provider of travel technology services in the Middle-East region, Gulf Airplaneoperating in 23 offices across 13 MENA countries. Over the past eight years STNME has advanced the travel industry, providing the very latest technology services to travel agents in the region including web, mobile and ancillary solutions as well as exclusive products that help agencies create more revenue, reduce their costs, and be more efficient and productive in shopping, booking and managing travel.

Daniel Naoumovitch, CEO, STNME, highlighting the importance of the Gulf Air – STNME partnership said: “Gulf Air is one of our major airline affiliates in the region, and our renewed partnership reaffirms our commitment to the industry and our valued customers. We have evolved our partnership over the years, growing from our home in Bahrain to the entire MENA region, and increasing our investment each year to serve the needs of the growing industry.”

Maher Salman Al Musallam, Gulf Air Acting Chief Executive Officer, commented on the renewed agreement: “Gulf Air’s partnership with Sabre Travel Network Middle-East has seen strong marketplace growth and is a true reflection of the strength of this collaboration between a pioneering national carrier and a global travel technology giant. We are delighted with our joint successes to date and anticipate more in the future as Gulf Air continues on track to becoming one of the top performing airlines in the region.”

Dr. Jassim Haji, Director of Information Technology Division at Gulf Air said: “Sabre Travel Network Middle-East provides the entire region’s travel trade industry with unparalleled access to world-class products and services, facilitating bookings and producing cost savings. The renewal of our agreement reaffirms Gulf Air’s intention to remain consistently at the forefront of all industry technologies – delivering solutions that make travel even more convenient.”

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