Sabre partners with GOPASS Global to provide COVID-19 risk analytics

Sabre partners with GOPASS Global to provide COVID-19 risk analytics

Service aims to instil renewed confidence in leisure and business travellers

Sabre is to offer COVID-19 biosecurity risk analytics to travel sector partners through a collaboration agreed with GOPASS Global.

The risk management platform will support both corporate and leisure travellers to return to travel having joined the Sabre Developer Partner platform.

Using advanced analytics, GOPASS will deliver a single view of all of the biosecurity risk elements of a trip.

GOPASS travel risk management capabilities are now available to travel agents across the globe.

It has been integrated with Sabre’s shopping APIs to provide a risk score for each travel option so agents can provide advice their clients.

Mark Radford, chief executive of GOPASS Global, said: “For the travel industry to open up, recover and grow, it is vital that we are able to reduce and mitigate the risk of travel so we can instill renewed confidence in travel for both the leisure and corporate traveller.

“It’s clear leisure travellers want to know about potential travel risks so they can avoid or mitigate them. But this is especially critical for corporate travel as we learn to live with this pandemic.

“Companies need to ensure they are taking their duty of care to employees seriously when it comes to travel.

“It’s essential, therefore that travel agents, and ultimately travellers, have all of the critical information they need at their fingertips when planning their trip to make the decisions that are right for them.”

The GOPASS Travel Risk Optimizer provides travellers with a full analysis of all aspects of travel and their risk exposure, including arrival and exit restrictions, flight routes and transit, airports, airline and aircraft type, seat class and travel advisories.

GOPASS Global data also looks at country conditions such as infection rates, government policies and data reliability.

Marcos Pinedo, Sabre vice president, partner solutions, said: “Sabre’s vast portfolio of services allows developer partners to create value across the entire traveller journey; from inspiration, and shopping to post booking so we’re thrilled to be supporting GOPASS Global as one of Sabre’s approved developer partners.

“GOPASS Global helps to simplify and shorten the shopping and booking workflow for agents by providing all information required at shopping time, helping them to be true travel experts for their customers and enabling travellers to recommence travel with confidence.

“Our new partnership with GOPASS Global is also a testament to Sabre’s ongoing commitment to breaking down walls in the travel technology industry at a time when collaboration is more important than ever.”