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Oman Air and Sabre renew partnership

Sabre Corporation and Oman Air announced, at the World Passenger Symposium (WPS), a renewed long-term agreement to help the airline reach its strategic goals.

The agreement includes a multi-year renewal of Oman Air’s SabreSonic Passenger Service System (PSS) and a further multi-year extension of its global distribution system agreement.  This will ensure Oman Air continues to utilize Sabre’s technology, retailing capabilities and global scope to push forward its digital transformation.

By renewing its exclusive PSS agreement and investing in Sabre’s Digital Connect APIs, Oman Air aims to advance its digital retailing strategy, drive revenue growth and increase self-service capabilities. Digital Connect will also help Oman Air accelerate its digital transformation and bring products to the marketplace quickly, providing scalability and flexibility across its digital touchpoints, such as its website and mobile app.  

The renewed distribution agreement enables Oman Air to continue to reach Sabre’s valuable network of global buyers, while ensuring that Sabre-connected travel buyers have access to the airline’s comprehensive fares and content – including ancillaries.

 

Amadeus welcomed aviation leaders to Dubai

AMADEUS, a leading IT provider for the global travel and tourism industry, recently welcomed more than 250 industry leaders from across the globe to Altitude 22 to discuss next phase of innovation in Dubai, UAE.The event showcased the opportunities this new era of travel will bring. Formerly known as the annual Airlines Executive Summit (AES), the event returned following a two-year hiatus in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over two days key decision makers, technology partners, industry associations and media discussed how the industry can drive business success and transformation for airlines.

Debate and discussion at Altitude 22 focused on how it was the right time for aviation around the globe and in the  iddle East to seize a new era of opportunities. Industry leaders sought information on how to provide exceptional experiences, across the full end-to-end journey, for the modern, digital, next-generation traveller. This covered all areas, from inspiration to smooth airport experiences and boarding to on- and post-trip services.

Debate and discussion at Altitude 22 focused on how it was the right time for aviation around the globe and in the Middle East to seize a new era of opportunities. Industry leaders sought information on how to provide exceptional experiences, across the full end-to-end journey, for the modern, digital, next-generation traveller. This covered all areas, from inspiration to smooth airport experiences and boarding to on- and post-trip services.

 

Travelport, Malaysia Airlines renew deal

Travelport, a global technology company that powers travel bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, and Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier of Malaysia announced that they have reached a multi-year renewal agreement that will continue to bring Malaysia Airlines’ content to Travelport-connected customers worldwide. With the new expanded multi-source content agreement, Travelport customers will also be able to access the airlines’ future New Distribution Capability (NDC) content via Travelport+, Travelport’s next-generation travel retailing platform.

Sue Carter, Head of Air Partners Asia Pacific at Travelport, says: “With this expanded multi-year distribution agreement renewal, we are thrilled to be working even closer with Malaysia Airlines to continue to deliver our Travelport Rich Content and Branding solution which helps to further elevate the airline’s retail product offerings through our Travelport+ platform. Together, we will also be working hand in hand to embark on Malaysia Airlines’ NDC journey, jumpstarting innovations which will improve modern travel retail customer experiences.”

 

Zamzam.com bags award

Recognized for revolutionizing the travel experience for religious travellers and facilitating Umrah online booking services in the Middle East, Zamzam.com, is excited to announce its first-ever award from the prestigious “World Travel Awards” for ‘Middle East’s Leading Umrah Online Travel Agency’.

This year, the Middle East Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards (WTA), was held in the capital of Jordan, Amman on October 23, marking the first ceremony in Jordan among the most influential figures and decision-makers in the region’s travel industry.Zamzam.com is the first-ever online travel agency of its kind to win a WTA award.

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