Red App Centre reaches record adoption rate as first travel B2B software marketplaceSabre Corporation, a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, announced today that global user adoption for its Sabre Red App Centre has surged over the past year – to more than 500,000 app downloads from 70,000 users in 112 countries.
Technology developers around the world are continuously creating new apps to improve various aspects of travel. Following this tremendous response, Sabre Red App Centre will approach nearly one million app downloads by the end of the year.
“Red App Centre’s growth has been extraordinary with developers and travel buyers worldwide creating and adopting some fantastic apps that are enhancing travel buying and improving the traveller’s experience,” said Harald Eisenaecher, Senior Vice President, Sabre Travel Network, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Agents in both traditional and online travel agencies are now using the Sabre Red App Centre to search, order and implement unique business applications that drive increased efficiency and revenue as well as deliver better service for travellers.”
The Sabre Red App Centre also has been completely redesigned. Searching, sorting, and filtering through apps is simpler, and ordering has been streamlined with a new, intuitive step-by-step process.
Two of the most recent contributions to the Sabre Red App Centre include Sabre’s Low Fare Calendar and Red Eva apps.
The Sabre Low Fare Calendar app allows agents using the Sabre Red Workspace to quickly view the lowest round-trip fares for a desired length of stay across a variety of different departure dates during the next six months, helping agents save time and provide more options to travellers. The Sabre Low Fare Calendar Red App was created using the Lead Price Calendar Application Programming Interface, recently released as part of Sabre Dev Studio.
The Red Eva app allows agents to shop the Sabre marketplace using natural language. This app will convert the natural language request to a Sabre command and execute it. For example, a user can type: "Find a flight from Paris to New York, 22 July, returning 28 July, and a hotel near Times Square." This app will take text input and convert it into a Sabre Classic View command within the Sabre Red Workspace. This Red App is a great solution to shorten training time for new travel agents, as well as provide experienced agents an easy way to shop for content they don’t typically book.