SOUTHLAKE, TX — Sabre has expanded its travel risk management product, SafePoint, to include global travel restriction tracking.
While not exclusively designed for COVID-19, the tech tool does now provide information regarding the spread of COVID-19 and new variants as well as destination entry restrictions imposed by countries including masks, vaccinations, health documentation and quarantine requirements.
SafePoint monitors world events in near real-time, 24/7, through the use of hundreds of data sources for events and restrictions that may impact travel arrangements and/or traveller safety.
The company notes that SafePoint helps Sabre’s travel agencies and corporate customers make more informed decisions and enhance the safety of their travellers by alerting them to restrictions that may impact their itinerary. Travellers will then be able to use the information to take action at any stage of their trip.
“As travel rebounds, we believe a duty-of-care and crisis alerting solution is imperative to any travel business, especially in a world where travel advisories can change rapidly. SafePoint is designed to keep travellers and corporate travel managers apprised of critical events in a fast-moving world,” said Saunvit Pandya, Senior Director of Product Management, Sabre.
He adds that while travel has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been signs of recovery in the travel industry, and says Sabre is committed to support this safe return of travel by providing its customers solutions that allow duty-of-care and traveller safety now and into the future.