Sabre Expands Latin America Footprint by Opening Regional Headquarters in Uruguay

  • Sabre Hospitality Solutions (PMS and other solutions)
  • 10.06.16
Sabre Corporation, a technology provider to the global travel industry, announced the appointment of Ricardo Carreón as vice president of Travel Network in the Latin America and Caribbean region, and head of its newly created Latin America headquarters office in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Sabre is building on its longstanding commitment to serve travel businesses of all sizes in the region by establishing this regional operations center – its sixth major global facility – making the company more agile to strategically serve agencies, corporations, airlines and hotels.

Thousands of businesses operating in the Latin America and Caribbean’s travel industry will benefit from Sabre’s new regional headquarters with dedicated teams and resources. This new office will allow Sabre to continue focusing on the needs of the businesses in the region by delivering software solutions and services, and helping drive revenue and customer loyalty as the primary technology provider to travel agencies, airlines, hotels and corporations region-wide.

“Since we initiated our Latin America and Caribbean operations back in the 1980s as the first GDS system and travel technology provider, we’ve led the way in delivering customized solutions that are critical for our clients to drive customer loyalty, deliver personalized service and increase revenue – and with the continued challenge to innovate,” said Jay Jones, senior vice president of Sabre Travel Network, The Americas. “A new chapter for us and the regional industry is beginning, and I am confident in Ricardo’s proven track record of effective customer engagement. His knowledge will bring the expertise that is critical to expand and continue to invest in one of our most strategic geographies and largest customer bases.”

Carreón has extensive technology background leading commercial strategies and business development for renowned U.S. companies operating overseas, including Intel and Novell. Most recently, he was the general manager of Caribbean and Latin America for NCR Corporation, a provider of omni-channel solutions and portfolio of services for high volume transactions across retail, financial, travel, hospitality and telecom industries.  Carreón has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Mexico’s Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey. He will report directly to Jay Jones.

The regional office in Montevideo is expected to be fully established in early 2017 and is an expansion of Sabre’s Global Customer Service center in Zonamerica’s business and technology campus. The global facility will unify and standardize Sabre’s support and software implementation consulting in the region. Other strategic areas that will be located in the new office include account management, supplier commerce, global accounts, finance and marketing. It will also streamline collaboration and optimize business processes with Sabre’s major satellite offices in Mexico City, São Paulo, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima and Santiago.

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