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 Congratulations to the Finalists Competing for the 2013 Sabre Red Appy Award


 Sabre Red Appy Brings $10,000 Cash Prize for Winning Developer


Congratulations to the eight finalists chosen to compete in the second annual Sabre Red Appys!  The best of the best will participate in the Appys at the Travel Technology Exchange (TTX) on April 30, 2013.  The 1st place winner will have the notoriety of having built the ‘Best App of them All’ along with a $10,000 cash prize.

The finalists were selected based on the creativity, innovation and value their Red App delivers to  travel buyers.  These apps range from improving efficiency, providing new revenue opportunities and enhancing customer service.


The finalists for the Sabre Red Appys are:


Expert Flyer

Expert Flyer was designed to meet the needs of the frequent flyer, the airline mileage program "elite tier" passengers, professional travel managers, and the occasional air traveler looking for the best value. was created to deliver a 24/7 real time powerful air travel information service. Offering unique services like Flight and Seat Alerts, ExpertFlyer provides its subscribers and corporate travel managers alike with a complete, concise and efficient way to access the ever-changing details of worldwide air travel information.




SignUp4, is a leading provider of strategic meetings management software and services for the travel planning marketplace.  Their product line helps streamline functions like online attendee registration, pre and post event marketing, travel management, meeting request and approval workflows, budget and actual spend aggregation and sourcing.  Founded in 1999, SignUp4 has experienced a high rate of organic growth, seeing its client base evolve to include 38 Fortune 100 customers in addition to hundreds of SMB clients, event and travel agencies of all sizes, associations and non-profits, universities, professional sports teams and more.


refundme is a service company that operates worldwide and helps air passengers to obtain compensation, fast and unbureaucratically. Their Advanced Business Logic (ABL) technology uses the data you enter to see whether you are entitled to compensation, and generates the claim letter with all the required details. If the claim is enforced successfully, the airline will pay compensation of up to €600. has a Europe wide network of experts specialized in exercising air passenger rights according to EU Regulation 261/2004.


Travel Automation

Travel Automation

Travel Automation builds and supports travel software applications specifically for the travel industry. Traveler profile extraction and migration, GDS scripts, QBotic, web services, robotics, you name it, Travel Automation has done it! Travel Automation is well versed in both creating custom software solutions for the travel industry and implementing these systems in travel companies, from small to large. Travel Automation helps travel businesses save time and money with a wide selection of travel software solutions.




Since 2008, TrustYou has set the standard for reputation with solutions for businesses to analyze reviews, tweets and posts across the social web, gather trusted reviews directly from their customers, and use their authentic conversations to successfully market their reputation online. The knowledge they provide helps improve customer satisfaction, increase sales, drive marketing efforts and perfect customer service. TrustYou utilizes user generated content for more than 400,000 worldwide hotels to create the Trust Score.  This is an independent rating system allowing you to easily find hotels with the amenities you need, while at the same time knowing it will deliver the quality, service, and standards you expect.



Zoom and Go

Zoom And Go is about inspiring travelers about where to go, what to see, what to do and where to stay based on the experiences of other travelers or on the recommendations from locals around the world. Zoom And Go also allows travelers to share their travel experiences and meet travelers all around the world. Thanks to thousands of members, they have collected over 12,000 video clips (and counting). You can also meet other people who want to experience an attraction, a destination or a hotel that you may have recommended or visited.




GIATA prepares digital text and image data for many well-known tour operators and travel agencies and creates ready-to-use applications for the web, smartphones and iPads. Among the almost 18,000 customers are renowned tour operators such as TUI, Thomas Cook, Rewe, FTI and Alltours, GDS and Internet booking engines, and internationally known travel portals including Expedia, Unister, Opodo and



TripSketch provides individual travelers and travel professionals with an easy to use web based application for travel planning. With a rich collection of actionable travel content created, collected and checked by our editorial team, users can have confidence that they are getting the best information available on the web, allowing them to plan layovers, short breaks, and multi-city tours, while avoiding disappointment caused by unavailable attractions or unexpected expenses. With its unique user interface, users plan their trip around their interests, budget and time constraints.


Honorary Judges

  • Chris Kroeger - Senior Vice President, Marketing for Sabre Travel Network
  • Robert Wiseman - CTO of Sabre Holdings
  • Eric P. Reader - Vice President Connoisseur Travel Ltd.
  • Ivan Imana - CIO of Adelman Travel



  • Gene Quinn - CEO and Co-Founder, Tnooz


The Format

Eight demonstrators will each get eight minutes to pitch their best ideas to a panel of judges. The judges will then get two minutes to question the demonstrator.


The Prizes

The panel of judges will select a winner and a runner up.  Both will be announced during the general session on May 1st, 2013.

A trio of prizes will be awarded:

  • Best App of them All: $10,000 cash prize
  • Honorable Mention: $2,500 cash prize


Criteria for Judging

  • Technical innovation
  • Business value of the innovation
  • Practical utility to travel agents


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