MIAMI -- Sandals Resorts International signed a deal with Sabre to make its inventory bookable for the first time in a GDS.

Kenneth R. Krams, senior vice president of operations for Unique Vacations, the worldwide marketing arm of Sandals and Beaches resorts, said the move "will open up unlimited sales opportunities."

The implementation with Sabre is expected to take place in mid-November.

Until then, agents' only options are to book Sandals direct via telephone or through tour operator inventory.

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