Sabre Hospitality Solutions and Passkey Join Forces to Streamline Group Reservations for Meeting Planners, Hotels and Event Attendees

  • Sabre Hospitality Solutions (CRS and other solutions)
  • 01.29.13
Sabre Hospitality Solutions, one of the industry's leading global hospitality technology companies, and Passkey, one of the world's leading providers of group reservation technologies, announced a new connectivity that will allow group reservations booked through Passkey's GroupMAX platform to be delivered to a hotel's property management system (PMS) electronically via Sabre's SynXis central reservation system (CRS).

The integration will streamline group reservations, benefiting hotels, meeting planners and event attendees globally.

"This new connectivity is great for our customers and for Sabre Hospitality Solutions. The ability to upload GroupMAX reservations automatically into a hotel's property management system (PMS) reduces their work load significantly," said Kristie Goshow, vice president of marketing for Sabre Hospitality Solutions. "It also provides real-time reporting and tracking of room blocks and inventory, giving our customers the ability to maximize revenue."

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Sabre on this integration," said Passkey's CEO and president, Greg Pesik. "Together, we will be able to make the booking process much more convenient for meeting planners, hotel staff and event attendees alike. This collaboration will present a clear opportunity for hotels to increase not only their efficiency, but their revenue as well, by taking advantage of GroupMAX technology."

The integration is based on industry standard OpenTravel XML specifications and allows reservations to be communicated directly and securely to hotels' property management systems in compliance with PCI standards and without the need to re-key or even import rooming lists. Details included are all of the guest information, additional names, and guarantee/credit card details. GroupMAX is automatically updated with the actual hotel confirmation number which ensures the reservation is fully confirmed. This automated process allows event organizers to leave blocks open longer to maximize attendance. Hotels will also benefit from the ability to yield rates after cutoff, allowing last minute bookings closer to the actual event date.

Hotels participating in citywide events utilizing GroupMAX that are interested this service should contact their SynXis Account Manager and ask about the "Passkey Channel Connect 1-Way".

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