Published on : Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Millions of travelers who use one of Fareportal’s consumer brands (including CheapOair and OneTravel) will soon benefit from more advanced and intuitive shopping capabilities. Already a long-time Sabre customer, Fareportal has expanded its relationship with Sabre and is now adopting Sabre’s advanced air shopping data and intelligence APIs powered by Sabre’s Travel Insight Engine.
To further customize the online booking experience, Fareportal has integrated Sabre’s Travel Insight Engine into its booking path to enhance customers’ booking experience by offering vital travel information such as when to book and what to expect when going to specific destinations during a particular time frame.
“As a next-gen travel concierge, incorporating the Travel Insight Engine into Fareportal’s existing technology provides our customers additional travel booking assistance and ease,” said Harsh Sood, chief technology officer, Fareportal.
With Sabre’s APIs, Fareportal can offer users the ability to start their search with questions such as: “What beach destinations can I fly to for five days within my budget of $500? Or “I’d like to go to Ottawa for three days in March, what are the cheapest travel dates?” Travelers that know their dates can ask: “I need to fly to New York next week, what’s the best day to travel from Toronto?” or ”I’m interested in flying to London the week of October 20, is this a busy time to travel and are fares higher or lower compared to what others paid recently?” Once the request is made, travel options and results are provided instantly.
“Shopping for travel continues to evolve and a one-size-fits all approach isn’t enough for consumers today,” said Wade Jones, senior vice president for Sabre Travel Network. “Every trip is different, every traveler is unique. So their approach to shopping and creating the best itinerary should be tailored to meet their individual needs. That requires powerful, data-driven technology like Sabre’s Travel Insight Engine.”
The Travel Insight Engine consists of air shopping and booking data that can be used for everything from inspirational searching to theme based shopping. Sabre’s APIs leverage big data and rich shopping information captured from the Sabre travel marketplace. This data includes billions of pre-computed flight options and prices. Patent-pending technology continually captures shopping data while intelligently keeping the data refreshed to ensure a high level of reliability.