Sabre Corporation, a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, and InterGuide Air Service, a Lagos-based travel company with over 20 years of experience, have extended their partnership with a long-term agreement that will see InterGuide continue to represent the Sabre brand and distribute the technology in West Africa, supporting Sabre’s growth in the region.
Sabre said InterGuide will continue to operate as its Central and Western Africa and as such will continue to make Sabre’s distribution services, bookable travel products and technology services, including those from Sabre’s partner ecosystem, available to travel agencies, corporations, and travel suppliers in 13 countries across the region.
According to Sabre, the partnership will help enable it to grow in existing countries, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Senegal, Liberia and Ivory Coast and to enter new countries including Mali, Togo, Benin, Mauritania, Niger, Gabon and Burkina Faso.
Salman Syed, Vice President EMEA for Sabre Travel Solutions said: “We’re delighted to extend our relationship with InterGuide during this critical time for the travel industry. The challenges facing the industry today require a concerted collaborative effort between specialist partners. We are excited to leverage our technology expertise and InterGuide’s regional network and strong geographic ties to benefit travel customers, suppliers and agencies in Africa.”
To further support the region, Sabre and InterGuide are investing in the team, adding a new position in to the Airline Commercial team.
Bobby Bryan will join as the new Sales and Account Director and will be based in Lagos. His main focus will be on building relationships and signing new airlines across the region into Sabre’s marketplace, to further enrich the content for agency subscribers. In addition to this, InterGuide has added Hamish Broom, former Sales Director, EMEA at Sabre into the leadership team and is adding more team members in the expansion countries.
Gabriel Olowo, Chairman of InterGuide Group said: “In these times of recovery, it is more important than ever that we can offer travel companies in Africa the agile and advanced solutions required to improve operational efficiencies and boost revenue. Sabre’s innovative business and technology solutions make them a partner of choice in meeting our requirements and addressing the challenges of today’s environment. Through the partnership, we will seek to continue to deliver best-in-class technologies, including AI-driven products to travel agencies across Africa.”