Published February 15th, 2012 by Jennifer LeClaire
DALLAS—Regus is on another strategic alliance roll as it makes continual moves to appease the mobile and virtual workforce. This time around, Regus has inked a partnership with a global technology company serving travel suppliers and agencies.
Sabre Travel Network has hooked up with the serviced office space giant to offer Sabre Virtual Meetings. Sabre Virtual Meetings is a global reservation system for booking and scheduling public and corporate-owned high-definition video conferencing rooms.
Specifically, Sabre Virtual Meetings allows users to view conference room availability in real-time, review rates and features, and book meetings across geographic regions. When integrated into travel applications like online booking tools or travel agency systems, travel buyers can tap the platform to reserve and schedule video conferencing rooms at the same time they book flights and hotels.
“The breadth and depth of Regus’ footprint is a great foundation to our global network of both public and private video conferencing rooms,” says Jeremy Stubbs, general manager for Sabre Virtual Meetings. “By building upon the Regus network, we’ll be able to offer travel buyers the most comprehensive resource for booking and connecting video conferencing rooms around the world.”
Once launched, Sabre Virtual Meetings will be available to nearly 25 million business travelers and traveler arrangers through GetThere, Sabre’s online booking tool, and later to more than 200,000 travel agents through the Sabre Red Workspace.
“Given the uncertain economic environment in 2012, businesses are demanding cost-effective solutions that allow employees to optimize their time and budgets, and maximize the value of investments in both business travel and video technology,” says Andre Sharpe, global director of product and business development for Regus. “This ground-breaking agreement will help bring wider travel options and more agile decision making to both travelers and travel planners.”
Regus’ deal with Sabre is a definite value add for customers who want to streamline video conference room meetings. With video conferencing use on the rise—and with mobile workers on the rise—this is the kind of partnership that makes sense for both companies and their customers.