Sabre Appys Winners Announced

by Ellen Vong

TTX Appys Winners

The 3rd annual Sabre Appys event took place at the Travel Technology Exchange (TTX) this week. There were 10 great presentations (6 Red Apps and 4 Online Apps). The judges made their decision today. Check out the winners and their apps.

Best Red App winner – Evature

Evature developed an Expert Virtual Agent (EVA), enabling free-text and voice search for online travel. Utilizing innovative algorithms to process search requests, EVA understands the users’ inputs and converts them to structured search queries with very high precision. The Red Eva App enables agents to search for flights, hotels and car rentals using free-form text. You can type things like “Flights with Air France from Madrid to Paris on Monday returning on Friday and a hotel near the Eiffel tower” or “Show me all open PNRs with BA” and these would be converted to the appropriate cryptic commands and executed. Red Eva App will keep up to date with new GDS services providing the best conversion to any search request or command.

Best Red App- Evature

 

Best Online App winner – RentalsCombined.net

RentalsCombined.net brings short-term business and leisure vacation rentals around the world to travel agents. RentalsComined.net listens to the agent’s console and searches for availability for the location, dates and number of people currently being entered in the background. If it finds a suitable property or properties, it will open a panel with results. The agent will be able to expand on this information, but will also be able to use a “show-me” session with the customer, so they can walk them through a selection of properties either face to face, during a chat session or by phone so the customer actually sees what the agent is talking to them about. The booking and payment process will be directly linked to the console, allowing for one-click booking.

Best Online App - RentalsCombined.net

 

People’s Choice – Options Away

Options Away enables travel companies the ability to provide consumers with a valuable service, locking-in the price of a flight. This enables agents to engage with customers throughout the hold period as well as provides the opportunity to sell ancillary products and services. The Options Away Red App works during an agent search and hits the Options Away API to provide a seamless solution that allows agents to hold flights for days or weeks while their customers finalize travel plans. For a small fee, travelers lock-in the best flights at the best price. Throughout the hold duration, the Options Away Red App monitors the itinerary and provides the agent with emails that can be used to further engage with customers regarding their potential trip. If the customer decides to purchase the actual flight, the original or lower fare is guaranteed and the travel booking belongs to the agents.

People's Choice- Options Away

 

Congratulations to all our winners!

About Ellen Vong

Ellen Vong is the Brand Marketing Manager at Sabre.

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