Andreas Syrigos to head Nordic travel network at Sabre

Victor Banjo

The aviation software company, Sabre Corporation, said Andreas Syrigos will take an expanded role to lead its Travel Network business in the Nordics, including Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

The company said in a statement that Syrigos has demonstrated in Greece and Cyprus since joining the company in 2016.

Syrigos will be responsible for growing Sabre’s footprint and leading all sales efforts for Sabre’s travel agency business in the Nordics, Greece and Cyprus. He will also deliver ongoing technology insight and support to Sabre’s existing agency customers.

“Andreas has more than 20 years of technology-industry experience and a track record for helping travel agencies succeed in today’s highly competitive marketplace,” said Antonella Vecchio, vice president, Western Europe and strategic sales, Sabre Travel Network. “He is a strong commercial leader, is passionate about technology and has an eye for helping agencies grow their businesses through getting the best out of their technology. Andreas will now also focus on spearheading and accelerating our business in the Nordics, having already achieved tremendous growth during his leadership of Greece and Cyprus.”

Like Greece and Cyprus, the Nordic countries have a longstanding maritime tradition, and sea transport is important for numerous economic activities, including travel. The Nordics are highly advanced in their use of travel technology, with high API consumption both in online and offline segments.

“It is an undisputed fact that, in today’s highly competitive marketplace, travel agencies need to leverage technology to maximize efficiency and effectiveness for their customers,” said Syrigos, regional director, Nordics, Greece and Cyprus, for Sabre. “Sabre’s focused strategy and industry leadership position the company as the technology partner of choice for the Nordics’ dynamic travel industry, and I am looking forward to working closely with the region’s brick-and-mortar travel agencies to help execute their strategies and expand on Sabre’s track record of innovation and growth.”

With this appointment, Sabre renews its commitment to support travel agency growth in the region, and looks forward to continually working with the industry to keep its travelers moving.