Hotel Procurement Software improves choice, negotiability.

Press Release Summary:

As intelligent online solution, Hotel RFP provides squatter rate audit tool that gives corporate travel managers and agencies means to detect offending hotels so those properties can be blocked or removed. Non-GDS Portal, also included, lets hotels that do not currently participate in any global distribution system compete for more corporate business. Travel buyers and hotel suppliers can connect to solicit, negotiate, and audit hotel room rates and amenities for corporate hotel programs.

Original Press Release:

Sabre Adds New Hotel RFP Tools to Reduce Corporations' Costs and Increase Travelers' Choices

SOUTHLAKE, Texas -- Sabre, a global travel technology company, has introduced a series of enhancements to its Hotel RFP solution including new squatter rate audit capabilities and a new portal where travel buyers and hotel suppliers can connect.

Sabre Hotel RFP is an intelligent online solution for hotel procurement, uniting travel buyers with hotels to efficiently solicit, negotiate and audit hotel room rates and amenities for their corporate hotel programs.

Squatter rates are a known industry issue whereby hotels display higher room rates to corporate travelers as if they were a preferred property. Sabre's squatter rate audit tool gives corporate travel managers and agencies a way to detect these hotels and rates so the offending properties can be blocked or removed.

"When hotels load squatter rates, they confuse travelers and minimize volume to the negotiated hotels in their corporate program," says Cassandra Rollins, general manager of Sabre Hotel RFP. "Identifying these squatters helps bring greater value to the company's managed program and increases share to their preferred properties."

Sabre also recently added a way for hotels that do not currently participate in any global distribution system to compete for more corporate business through the Non-GDS Portal. Through the portal, hoteliers can self-manage their content and respond to RFPs issued by the nearly 1,200 travel buyers using Sabre Hotel RFP. These hotels can also compete for unsolicited bids when they qualify on the basis of proximity and quality.

"There are still a significant number of properties in certain regions that don't make their rooms and rates available across all channels," said Rollins. "With our new portal, travel buyers now have the ability to source hotels in more regions across more channels than ever before."

About Sabre Hospitality Solutions

Sabre Hospitality Solutions provides technology to the global hospitality industry. It operates one of the industry's largest Software-as-a-Service businesses, with its reservations and property management system, marketing and distribution software, and Internet marketing and e-business solutions used by more than 18,000 hotel properties around the world. Each year, it generates more than $5.85 billion in revenue for its customers.

Sabre Hospitality Solutions is part of Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology company serving the world's largest industry- travel and tourism.  For more information please visit:

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