Sabre Corporation and Emirates have signed a new multiyear, worldwide distribution agreement, ending an impasse that had resulted in Emirates tickets and ancillary products not being available in Sabre’s GDS since July 1. The new agreement will provide Sabre-connected travel buyers and agencies with access to Emirates’ content through Sabre’s GDS, effective immediately. In addition, Emirates will create and distribute NDC (new distribution capability) offers through the Sabre GDS. Roshan Mendis, chief commercial officer for Sabre Travel Solutions, said the agreement demonstrates the company’s commitment to creating a sustainable distribution model that benefits all constituents across the travel value chain. The new agreement, he said, will provide both Emirates and travel buyers with immense value, removing complexity from the buying process, which is crucial to the recovery of the industry. The new contract, said Mendis, will connect Emirates to a global network of travelers, while supporting its global vision to provide travel buyers and travelers with personalized offers. Adnan Kazim, chief commercial officer at Emirates, said “providing agencies with flexibility, choice and efficiency will help them to thrive in the current climate and will help us drive revenue and growth.” In addition to the new agreement, Sabre will continue to partner with Emirates on advanced retailing, data and analytics capabilities through a number of its solutions in areas such as network planning, revenue optimization and market intelligence.