Sabre recruits account manager from Amadeus

Grant Smith joins as part of UK growth strategy

Sabre recruits account manager from Amadeus

Travel technology giant Sabre has recruited Grant Smith from rival Amadeus to handle account management.

His appointment as senior sales and account manager is part of Sabre’s new strategy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, which focuses on growth in the UK.

He previously worked for Amadeus for more than 16 years, most recently as senior commercial account manager, OTA UK & Ireland.

Before Amadeus, he worked at companies including Eurostar, Hoverspeed and First Rate Travel Services.

Nisha Botevyle, UK country director at Sabre Travel Solutions, said: “Grant is a dedicated, experienced sales and account manager with excellent industry contacts who will make an important contribution to our continued success in the UK.

“Sabre has made some important achievements in the UK over the past year, despite the considerable challenges that have been presented to our team and the industry as a whole.

“In these challenging times, there is a clear need for innovative technology and expert support, so it’s great that we can expand our team, to provide our customers with the personalised service that they seek.”

Botevyle was appointed earlier this year, along with the addition of three experienced sale professionals to the UK team.