Sabre Travel Network Adds New App – ‘Clipboard’, To Its Red App Centre
Sabre Travel Network, a global technology company serving travel agencies and suppliers, has unveiled “Clipboard Red App” as a new app to its Sabre Red App Centre. Sabre launched Sabre Red App Centre in March 2012. Sabre Red is the desktop terminal that Sabre’s network of travel agents use. Sabre Red App Centre is a centralised repository of apps for Sabre Red desktop application.
The Clipboard app can be used by agents using classic view in Sabre Red Workspace. Using this app, agents can quickly and easily send air itinerary options to customers. The Red App transfers flight information from the Workspace including flight times, airlines, city codes and fares and creates an easy to read list of shopping options that can be sent to the traveler.
Chris Kroeger, Senior VP of Marketing, Sabre Travel Network says,
“The Clipboard app will save agents valuable time when creating customer trip proposals. In these competitive times, it is vital that agencies harness the benefits of technology to stay ahead of the competition. This app will not only help agents deliver increased levels of customer service but will also make agencies more operationally efficient.”
Clipboard allows agents to customise the app according to their requirement. Agents can configure the trip proposal template to meet their needs, such as including their agency logo and contact information.
Agents can also include any service fees or markups with the trip proposal pricing.
The app is smartphone friendly, and flight options can be sent in both plain text and HTML.
At the time of Sabre Red App Centre launch, there were 60 apps loaded, most of them were developed by Sabre. Currently, the Sabre Red App Centre offers 80+ apps, with additional apps under development by more than 50 Certified Red App Providers globally.
In April 2012, Sabre announced “Red Appy Competition” where developers were encouraged to build apps for Sabre Red App Centre. In the last 11 months, the company has added 20+ apps to its market place.
Note: Read this to understand how Sabre Red App Centre works.