Global technology company Sabre announced that they are officially launching Turkey as a new market for its customers.
Sabre opens new offices in Istanbul and appoints Altug Bekdemir as country manager.
Sabre already made a positive start in this marketplace by working closely with partners for years such as Turkish Airlines.
Harald Eisenaecher, senior vice president, Sabre EMEA, said: “Turkey travel industry has grown fast and strong for the past decade. Turkish travel agencies need the latest technology and innovation to keep up the pace.
Beyond global expertise and reach, Sabre is bringing local knowledge and customer service, which all combined offers the best from all worlds. Sabre goal is to help local travel industry accelerate sales and transform travel experience through the latest technology such as Sabre iPad app.”
Altug Bekdemir, Sabre Country Manager in Turkey, brings more than 25 years of experience from the aviation and tourism/hospitality industry. Before joining Sabre, he served Aviareps as general manager in Turkey. He also gained valuable expertise working in various executive positions for Austrian Airlines and United.
Altug Bekdemir said, “More and more Turkish people want to see the world, and Sabre technology is well placed to support travel agencies in that move. I am happy to contribute to this development and will do everything I can do to empower travel agents and travellers in their world discovery.”
Sabre is now serving the leading corporate travel agency, Viking Turizm.
As a reminder: after distributing international content of Turkish Airlines, Sabre announced at EMITT on Jan 30 the renewal and extension of the multiyear agreement to domestic content. Sabre developed a specific RedApp to be able to provide the most efficient way domestic inventory of Turkish Airlines.
Sabre will continue developing new features that match both travel agencies and partners’ need and will contribute re-shape Turkish travel industry.