INFINI TRAVEL INFORMATION, Inc. started using Sabre Corporation’s Global Distribution System (GDS) as a host system in the year 2000. Since then, both companies have significantly invested in innovation, jointly developed products, and deployed their services across Japan.
To continue to meet the needs of customers, and address the rapidly changing travel environment, Sabre and INFINI today announce that we will deepen our longstanding business partnership, under which INFINI will act as the general sales agent for Sabre in Japan, including its related services and solutions.
Maintaining the existing INFINI GDS brand in service, INFINI will now also provide Japan’s travel industry with Sabre’s leading technology solutions. Under this agreement, and in addition to the services that it currently provides to its customers, INFINI will enable the deployment of Sabre’s airline connectivity, seat reservation and ticketing functionalities for Japanese customers.
Moreover, Japanese travel agents who are considering to partner with companies located overseas, can expect to see significant progress. The upgrades which will be generated through this renewed agreement with Sabre will make it convenient to develop business overseas, and to introduce global-level solutions to optimize their operations.
Most importantly (*1), INFINI will be able to provide Sabre branded products and services in addition to current INFINI branded products and services, reaffirming that together, INFINI & Sabre are a one-stop shop for Japanese travel companies through this enhanced partnership.
The INFINI sales team will be contacting travel companies shortly, to discuss the product or functionalities that will be required. Once our proposal meets the customer's requests and needs, the user contract will be concluded. Note that INFINI customer support will be available throughout the preparation, development, and implementation process. INFINI will continue to be our customer’s partner.
・The INFINI GDS brand was developed and deployed in Japan, and has developed unique products
and services. Today INFINI also uses Sabre technology.
・INFINI has been designated as the sole general service agent for Sabre in Japan to provide Sabre
products and services to Japanese travel companies.
▽About INFINI TRAVEL INFORMATION
INFINI TRAVEL INFORMTION Inc. (Head office: Tokyo Akasaka) is the reservation and ticketing system and related products for travel agents, and connects with more than 350 airlines worldwide. INFINI, the leading GDS in Japan, deploys more than 20,000 reservation and ticketing terminals. Using Sabre's software and technology, INFINI also distributes proprietary content to travel business users that offer overseas travel services, mainly based on the provision of airline reservation and ticketing system functions in Japanese market. The shareholders of INFINI are 60% for ANA and 40% for Everest Investment Holdings.
▽About Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.
Contact for this news release:
INFINI TRAVEL INFORMATION, Inc.
Head office: 4-2-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tatsuro Umezono, Global Strategy & Planning
TEL: +81(3)-6229-8565 / FAX: +81(3)-5570-9578