Posted On 2014/08/27 By In Business, News With 555 Views

Abacus First Foreign GDS in China

Abacus, a leading Asia-Pacific leader in travel tech, has announced being the first foreign global distribution system (GDS) to issue airline tickets customized for China. According to the news, Abacus has secured a new channel for the China outbound traveler, with a network of travel agents in place on the ground as well. Etihad Airways was chosen as one of four initial air carriers made available for agents to book through Abacus technologies. Robert Bailey, Abacus President and CEO, offered this on the news:

“Etihad Airways is one of 25 major airlines joining Abacus in meeting demand from our expanding mainland distribution grid. There is space for a complementary foreign distribution platform and we are encouraged by the level of interest among international aviation brands and local agents, especially now that Abacus has shown that BSP compliant transactions are happening.”

Bailey went on to thank the CTBA, CAAC, and IATA along with Ethiad in helping make his company’s move possible. Abacus is Asia Pacific#s leading travel technology company. They have operations in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing and Chengdu to offer custom solutions to clients there.


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Article: Argophilia Travel News

Abacus, a leading Asia-Pacific leader in travel tech, has announced being the first foreign global distribution system (GDS) to issue airline tickets customized for China. According to the news, Abacus has secured a new channel for the China outbound traveler, with a network of travel agents in place on the ground as well. Etihad Airways was chosen as one of four initial air carriers made available for agents to book through Abacus technologies. Robert Bailey, Abacus President and CEO, offered this on the news: “Etihad Airways is one of 25 major airlines joining Abacus in meeting demand from our expanding mainland distribution grid. There is space for a complementary foreign distribution platform and we are encouraged by the level of interest among international aviation brands and local agents, especially now that Abacus has shown that BSP compliant transactions are happening.” Bailey went on to thank the CTBA, CAAC, and IATA along with Ethiad in helping make his company’s move possible. Abacus is Asia Pacific#s leading travel technology company. They have operations in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing and Chengdu to offer custom solutions to clients there. Learn more in our Global Ready China Seminars Sources: Article: Argophilia Travel News

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Stefan

Stefan (from Austria, Europe) has been living, studying and working in China since 2010. Stefan has worked on several research, publication and consulting projects focusing on the China Travel Market. He holds two Masters degrees and is an expert on China Outbound Tourism, Marketing and Social Media in China. Stefan works with BMG on the Global Ready China Seminars as well as the Global Ready China News and related projects. He also has teaching engagements in the areas of eMarketing and Tourism Strategy.

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