LANGLEY, UK — Travelport has added several new suppliers to its Travelport+ platform, a next generation marketplace that simplifies how brands connect and upgrades how travel is sold.
New and expanded agreements have been made with Booking.com and Hertz, which will bring more options for accommodation rates and car rentals to retailers using the platform. Plus, Travelport-connected agencies will also gain access to more options from Air France-KLM and Lufthansa Group NDC content at the end of 2022.
“This is the fourth chapter in our delivery of Travelport+, where we’re giving agents access to more supplier options and fuelling their ability to sell more air, hotel and car offers as we broaden and expand our content catalogue,” said Jen Catto, Chief Marketing Officer at Travelport.
“This update also helps our supplier partners reach even more of the right customers, with the ability to tailor products to drive sales through the indirect retail channel. As with everything we build, with the end traveller in mind, more options mean a more relevant customer experience,” she added.
MORE AIR CONTENT
Travelport is introducing Air France-KLM NCD content to Travelport+, and will also start rolling out Lufthansa Group NDC content in 2022. Three new airlines will also be added to the platform: Congo Airways, FlyGTA and US-Bangla Airlines, along with 11 new ancillaries. Plus, four more airlines now offer Branded Fares.
MORE HOTEL CHOICES
Travelport’s new partnership with Booking.com unlocks a new range of rates across 140,000 hotel properties accessible through the Travelport+ platform, and will grow to over one million properties in early 2023. Travelport is also standardizing more hotel content to make workflows easier for developers and agents.
“By offering travel retailers a wider range of rates for accommodation properties on Travelport+, we are making it easier for them to search and book the most desirable options. With more information and more choices all in one place, together, we’re creating a smarter, simpler shopping experience for everyone,” said Jeremy Cornuau, Director Global Distribution Partnerships at Booking.com.
MORE CAR RENTAL OPTIONS
Travelport+ is now offering Hertz pre-paid car rental rates through an expanded content distribution partnership. As such, travel retailers using Travelport+ will now have more revenue-generating opportunities with car rentals booked through the platform.
“We are delighted to provide Hertz prepaid rates on Travelport+,” said Cheryl Reynolds, Senior Director, Distribution Strategy and Revenue Integrity at Hertz. “This additional content will further our relationships with our mutual agency partners and ensure customers have a choice when selecting the ideal product for their travels.”
In addition to expanding travel content offerings, Travelport continues to focus on making the process of managing exchanges even easier for travel agents using the Travelport+ platform. In the coming months, customers who have upgraded to Travelport+ will have access to Travelport’s next generation Automated Exchanges, which automates complex manual ticket-change tasks and simplifies trip management. Featuring an improved graphical workflow, Automatied Exchanges is designed to dramatically lower costs and preserve valuable time for both travel agents and travellers.
For more information go to https://www.travelport.com/plus/even-more-choice.