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 October 17, 2013
Abacus Central Asia Forms Strategic Partnership With ACTE To Boost Education & Technology

 Abacus International, Asia Pacific's leading provider of travel services and solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), the global organisation pioneering educational and technological advances in business travel.

The two organisations, collaborating on initiatives to develop corporate travel in the Central Asian Republics are starting by co-hosting the third Abacus Corporate Travel Executive Forum in Almaty at the end of October 2013. The aim is to facilitate knowledge transfer between multi-national businesses developing commercial links with Kazakhstan, together with travel management companies and corporate travel agencies working with their Central Asian counterparts.

Key topics for the Forum include traveller trends and intelligence, Government policy as it relates to corporate travel and new areas of travel policy compliance and process innovation, with Abacus contributing on the latest technological advances.

Pavel Spitsyn, General Manager, Abacus Central Asia, explained, "This is an important initiative in helping to construct the framework for the industry to better engage with Kazakhstan, both as a destination and an outbound market. We look forward to partnering with ACTE to understand and unlock more of Central Asia's potential, working with the local business travel community."

"We are pleased to partner with Abacus given the strength of their travel solutions regionally and we believe our partnership will positively impact the industry across Central Asia," said Benson Tang, Regional Director at ACTE. "Facilitating knowledge transfer at a high level, this is a strategic step for ACTE."

The Forum takes place on the 29th and 30th October at the Rixos Almaty Hotel.

Abacus International

Singapore-based Abacus International is the Asia-Pacific's leading provider of travel solutions and services with more than 20,000 travel agency locations in 31 markets. With over 25 years of experience in fusing international best practices and local expertise with global and local partnerships, Abacus provides travel information and reservations specifically tailored to the Asia-Pacific region.

Abacus International is owned by Sabre and a consortium of Asia's leading airlines including All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, EVA Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Dragonair, Philippine Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, SilkAir and Singapore Airlines. Sabre is the global leader in the electronic distribution of travel and travel related services.