Sabre Travel Network has launched VacationStudio powered by MySabre, a leisure travel site that will allow any travel professional in North America, including agents that do not currently utilise the Sabre GDS, to shop and book vacation packages and cruises. (4/2/2007)
VacationStudio provides convenient access to a broad range of commissionable leisure travel products through such solutions as Sabre Cruises, TripTailor, Agent59 and more.
“VacationStudio gives travel professionals easy access to more of the popular tools, suppliers and products they need to book customised vacations for their clients,” said Dan Westbrook, vice president of travel merchandising, Sabre Travel Network.
“With VacationStudio any agent, including home-based agents, can book commissionable vacation packages from any of the 13 cruise lines and more than 40 tour operators, as well as create their own packages dynamically using TripTailor. All of this can be accomplished through one streamlined, comprehensive travel site,” said Westbrook.
Registration for VacationStudio is free and no contract is required. Agencies that are not currently Sabre Connected can follow an easy registration process at www.vacationstudio.net to establish secure access to major leisure travel suppliers. Current Sabre Connected customers automatically have access to the site within MySabre under the tab titled VacationStudio.
Powered by MySabre and available to all travel professionals in the US and Canada, VacationStudio provides agents the ability to access to shop and book vacations using Sabre Cruises, TripTailor, Agent59, Sabre Vacations and Sabre Travel Extras.
“Our Sabre Connected travel agents will continue to receive exclusive benefits including leading airline and hotel content, advanced shopping and pricing tools, intelligent notification of special promotions and package offers right from the air booking screen, vacation reservation merge back features and more,” said Westbrook. “VacationStudio will enable them to further streamline their shopping and booking process, allowing them to book more travel, and in turn, make more money.”
“As we talked to travel professionals, it was clear they have two key objectives - maximize their income and reduce the amount of time required to book travel,” said Westbrook. “Sabre’s VacationStudio accomplishes both of those goals by providing a streamlined, comprehensive booking tool that provides access to commissionable, leisure travel products.”
VacationStudio also provides extensive support and training resources for leisure agents. Online training courses are free and include self-paced training tutorials, agent communities and a library of reference materials on topics ranging from booking cruises to creating custom vacation packages through VacationStudio. Additionally agents receive toll-free support for assistance in using the booking tools.