thetrainline.com Announces New Agreement With Sabre Travel Network

Relationship to open opportunities for growth within UK and abroad

Leading online train ticket retailer thetrainline.com today announces a new agreement with Sabre Travel Network, a global technology company serving travel agencies and suppliers.

The agreement means that travel agents using the Sabre global distribution system (GDS) can now access thetrainline.com's expert booking system (TOTI) as well as take advantage of a PNR (passenger name record) creation tool to allow booking data to flow back into their own system.

This bespoke system includes additional features such as graphical seat plans, seat preferences, train routing/stopping pattern, a full range of fulfilment options, account drop downs and agent administration.

Integration of thetrainline.com system will also allow consultants to view all bookings made via TOTI, thetrainline.com's client facing self booking tool and other online-booking tool partners such as GetThere.

Ian Chaplin, Head of International at thetrainline.com said, "We are excited by the opportunity to be able to connect with Sabre's UK and global subscribers. With our international sales licence, our UK rail proposition is ideal for global distributors such as Sabre for whom it can enhance their content range to their subscribers."

Dean Bibb, Sabre Travel Network vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: "This agreement is an important rail-content enhancement for our agency customers. The future of rail distribution in Europe is high on the agenda of corporates and travel management companies throughout Europe. It is therefore critical that we provide the travel trade with the content and technology the need to deliver value to their customers and, in turn, grow their businesses."

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About thetrainline.com

thetrainline.com is the leading UK rail ticket retailer and rail ticket information provider, offering fast and easy access to timetables, fares, reservations and tickets through its Internet site and contact centre operations in the UK train travel sector. In addition to its own website, www.thetrainline.com, it operates retail websites for many of the Train Operating Companies who sell rail tickets online, as well as providing a rail business travel service direct to a number of blue chip corporations and travel agents.

About Sabre Travel Network

Sabre Travel Network provides technology solutions to the global travel industry. It operates the world's largest travel marketplace, connecting travel buyers and sellers through the Sabre global distribution system (GDS). Its innovative software connects more than 350,000 travel professionals to more than 400 airlines, 93,000 hotels, 25 car rental brands, 50 rail providers, 13 cruise lines and other global travel suppliers. More than 300 million people purchase airline tickets through this channel annually.

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