Cars

Cars is a reservation feature that offers Sabre ConnectedSM travel experts access to comprehensive rental car content via the Sabre® GDS.

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Key Benefits

  • Offer customers more options with access to 25 suppliers
  • Satisfy clients with exact quotes using the Total Pricing feature
  • Compare real-time rates and availability for increased accuracy
  • Shop off-airport rental locations to enhance your customer service
  • Book quickly and easily to save time and maximise your efficiency

Features

Cars reservation feature provides travel experts with the ability to put customers into rental cars around the globe quickly and efficiently. Comparing real-time rates and availability is fast and easy. Cars connects directly with car companies’ in-house systems via Sabre® Direct Connect AvailabilitySM. Our Geosearch feature even enables you to shop for car rental locations by varying criteria. And our industry-leading Total Pricing technology enables you to offer your customers an almost all-inclusive approximate total price for the entire length of the car rental. They won’t find estimates as accurate when shopping on their own.

Direct Connect Availability

Direct Connect Availability gives you descriptions of rate rules by product, contract/negotiated rates and one-way rates at your fingertips. You can even receive tailored marketing responses directly from the supplier to further assist with your sale. You’ll have the flexibility you need to explore makes and models and validate insurance and special equipment options. Consider all associates or narrow the focus to one specific preferred vendor. Either way, a variety of quick and easy formats give you shortcuts to compare information as efficiently as possible.

Geosearch

Do you have difficulties shopping for cars at non-airport locations? The Geosearch feature provides you with a powerful search tool to automatically locate the closest car rental location for all car associates within a 10-mile or 16-kilometre radius from a given geographical reference point. Then shop the locations for the best rates. Geosearch functionality is our newest Cars feature. With Geosearch, you can find rental locations based on proximity to a given street address, city name, point of interest, or surrounding airport.

  • Use optional qualifiers to search for locations using either miles or kilometres, modify the distance and direction of the search radius, shop preferred vendors and specify Direct Connect Availability participants only.
  • Combine existing entries to short sell from the geocoded list, request a policy or quote a rate before confirming reservations.

Car rental locations appear in the order of distance from the primary search qualifier.

Total Pricing

Whether you are comparing several options or you have selected a vehicle, the Cars Total Pricing feature helps you better assist your customers with the most accurate total price quotes. In fact, Cars leads the industry by having the most Direct Connect Availability car associates that participate in Total Pricing, resulting in optimal shopping for you. With Total Pricing, Cars returns the basic rate plan and the approximate total price for the entire length of the car rental. The approximate total price includes all rates, taxes, fees and surcharges. Any applicable drop-off charge that the customer must pay, either by law or by local policy, for the length of the rental period requested is also included. The price does not include optional services such as insurance waivers, special equipment, mileage charges, frequent flyer taxes, underage driver, fuel, etc. The total price rate rule detail offers a complete recap of the rate plan returned and the qualifying rules so you have a clear explanation of the estimate. The rate rules with approximate total price even include an itemised list of cost and mandatory charges used to calculate the approximate total price returned.

eVoucher 

Cars eVoucher Solution that supports the use of eVouchers as a form of payment with participating car vendors within the car segment. The solution is standardised through the use of voucher specific dedicated fields within the car segment. Through the use of eVoucher the voucher fields are transmitted directly to the car vendor's systems for real-time authorisation. Sabre eVoucher eliminates the requirement for manual voucher processes, additional voucher print outs, or time consuming voucher related phone calls to the car rental location.

The combination of the Total Pricing, Geosearch and eVoucher features of Cars gives you a significant and exclusive advantage in providing unequalled car rental services to your customers.

Additional Information

Training and Support

For more information, Sabre Connected travel experts may access the Cars community in Agency eServices.

Technical Requirements

Access to the Sabre system is the only technical requirement for booking Cars.

Access and Availability

Cars is available worldwide.

Geosearch functionality to the address level is available for car rental locations in:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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