UJ signs agreement with Sabre to provide training materials for future travel agents

[03-09-2013 07:00 PM]

Ammon News - AMMAN - Sabre Travel Network Middle East (Sabre), a technology company serving travel buyers, agencies and suppliers, has signed a three-year exclusive partnership agreement with University of Jordan to provide the University’s Faculty of Archaeology and Tourism with the software and training support needed to enable them to start offering Sabre-certified courses.

Darren Wickham said: “Travel is a dynamic and exciting industry to be in and the technology used by the industry is constantly evolving. As a leading provider of travel technology solutions, Sabre is committed to investing in the development of local Jordanian talent by partnering with the top travel industry training schools. With our comprehensive and rewarding travel industry training programmes that leverage the latest technology, University of Jordan’s students will have a leg up when they enter competitive travel industry.”

Professor Ekhleif Tarawneh, President of the university said, “Sabre is at the forefront of one of the world's fastest growing industries. Travel agencies across the Middle East region use Sabre's wide product range as tools to maximize the offering to their customers. Our students need to have access to such knowledge and expertise. I thank Sabre their support and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with them.”

The recently held signing ceremony was attended by Dr. Shtaywy S. Abdalla, Vice President Administrative and Finance Affairs and Dr. Zaid Alrawadieh, Head of Tourism Guidance and Development from the University and Darren Wickham, Managing Director and Wael Abu Arqoub, Jordan Country Manager at Sabre.

The Sabre courses will be available to students in the Amman and Aqaba campuses.

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