Travelport, Hertz deal means more content in Galileo, Worldspan GDSs

Travelport, Hertz deal means more content in Galileo, Worldspan GDSs

ATLANTA — The parent company of the Galileo and Worldspan GDSs has signed a new agreement with The Hertz Corporation that gives online, offline and corporate customers access to Hertz’s worldwide inventory of rental vehicle rates, including its prepaid rates found on Hertz.com and the Hertz mobile app.

Travelport-connected agencies currently manage over 94 million car rental days annually sourced from a variety of global suppliers.

The new agreement builds on its extensive Beyond Air portfolio and connects travel agents to car rental options for their clients from over 37,000 car rental locations globally.

Over 68,000 Travelport-connected travel agencies will receive real-time access to Hertz’s full inventory which will become available to shop, book and pay through Travelport’s point of sale tool, Smartpoint, as well as via Travelport’s Universal API used by OTAs and TMCs across the globe.

“As the global car rental industry continues to grow, so has travel seller and consumer desire for easier access to a broader range of rate types,” said Steve Matise, Travelport’s Vice President and Global Head of Car and Ground Transport Sourcing.

He added: “With this agreement, Hertz benefits from Travelport’s technologies, and Travelport’s customers and travelers alike benefit from easily accessing both pre- and post-pay rates from Hertz and other rental car providers that are made accessible via Travelport API products and Travelport’s industry leading Travelport Smartpoint desktop.”