London, UK, September 2016 – GroundScope has announced today that its global ground transportation content is now available through Sabre Corporation’s (NASDAQ: SABR) Red™ App Centre, the world’s first B2B app marketplace for the travel industry. The partnership will allow Sabre’s travel agency customers to find, compare and book taxi, car or coach trips from GroundScope’s inventory of over 600 local, trusted and vetted ground transportation services around the world.
Combining Sabre’s powerful technology platform with GroundScope’s extensive, global and high quality inventory will strengthen the company’s leading position in the fast-growing ground transportation market. For GroundScope, the tie-up enables the company to market and sell its service to Sabre’s large international network of corporate customers and extend its footprint as a trusted provider of ground transportation services to organizations globally.
Harald Eisenaecher, senior vice president EMEA, Sabre Travel Network, comments: “The GroundScope Red App exemplifies the unique value of the Sabre Red App Centre to travel agencies, suppliers and travellers. As more developers, agencies and travel-related companies embrace the Red App Centre and the opportunities it provides to bring new, innovative solutions to travel agents, it creates a cumulative effect that is transforming the travel experience.”
As well as providing ground transportation inventory through Sabre’s platform, GroundScope also takes responsibility for quality control, billing and customer service issues.
John McCallion, CEO of GroundScope comments: “Providing our global managed service to Sabre’s huge customer base in its popular Sabre Red App Centre is an exciting growth opportunity for GroundScope. Our mission is to streamline and simplify what is often a very complex landscape of taxis, cars, coaches and other ground transport options for our customers, and provide a guarantee that your employees will get a licensed, insured, safe and fairly priced ride wherever they go.”
GroundScope’s service can be accessed through the Sabre Red App Centre from September 2016.
About Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels to manage vital operations, such as passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, and flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates the world’s leading travel marketplace, processing more than $110 billion of annual travel spend. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre operates in approximately 60 countries around the world.
GroundScope is a global booking service that lets travellers choose from over 600 local ground transportation services across the world – from taxi firms to coach companies – and book the safest, most reliable and cost-effective option for their trip. GroundScope brings together a powerful online booking platform, available on web, GDS and mobile, an enormous selection of rigorously-vetted ground transport partners and a group of experienced staff offering 24/7, human customer support. GroundScope’s mission is to manage, streamline and simplify the fragmented ground transportation landscape for clients, and offer a seal of quality that guarantees a licensed, insured, competitively priced and high quality service in every taxi, car or coach booked. GroundScope provides a service to leading companies in the pharmaceutical, IT, finance, FMCG and manufacturing sectors.