Global developer community will compete to ‘Reinvent Travel’ at Destination Hack: Singapore

Inaugural Sabre Asia Pacific hackathon opens competition to virtual overseas entries and unveils new emerging technology challenges!

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry and one of the world’s largest software companies, has opened up its inaugural Asia Pacific hackathon, 14 to 16 October, to also include virtual entries from the global developer community.

“We’ve received an overwhelming response to the announcement of our first ever Asia Pacific hackathon, with over 200 participants registered already from Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. We’ve decided to add the virtual entry component to meet demand from additional overseas developers seeking to participate but unable to join in person,” commented Roshan Mendis, senior vice president of Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific.

Additional challenges have also been announced to run alongside the overall ‘Best New Technology Application’ category, which has a Grand Prize of US$10,000. These include ‘Best Use of Virtual Reality’, a ‘Chatbot Challenge,’ and travel merchandising challenges that showcase the New Sabre Red Workspace widgets, Sabre’s advanced platform for selling and booking travel which will launch in 2017.

“These extra categories are designed to accelerate the adoption of some of today’s key breakthrough technologies by the travel industry. From enhancing the traveller experience to providing travel consultants with more tools to sell and manage travel bookings, create efficiencies and drive up revenues, there is real scope for the boundaries to be pushed,” added Anupam Bokil, Vice President of Technology for Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific.

Entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts, including:

· Roshan Mendis, Senior Vice President, Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific

· Toni Portmann, CEO, DHISCO

· David Moore, Senior Vice President, Software Development, Sabre

· Jason Shi, Director, R&D, Ctrip

· Greg Schulze, Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy and Services, Expedia

Destination Hack: Singapore will take place from 14 to 16 October 2016 at The Hub, Singapore’s largest co-working community of techies, entrepreneurs and creatives. It is being held in partnership with WIT and in conjunction with the WIT Conference taking place Oct 17-19, where the winner will have the chance to present their Application. For more information, visit Destination Hack: Singapore.

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