Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, today announced a new long-term technology partnership, via Travelport’s distributor in Oman, with Eihab Travels, one of Oman’s most reputable travel companies.
Eihab Travels, an IATA accredited agency established in 1978, will use Travelport’s industry leading point of sale solution, Travelport Smartpoint, to provide corporate as well as leisure travel services to major multinational corporations, prominent Middle East firms and individuals. Aided by Travelport’s support, the company’s consultants will benefit from intelligent, fast and accurate search of high quality content from over 400 airlines, 650,000 hotel properties and 35,000 car rental locations.
With over 250 airlines signed up to use Travelport’s unique merchandising technology, the company is able to display, gain powerful information around, and sell branded fare families and ancillary products (such as paid seat assignments, baggage fees, priority boarding, etc.) from these airlines. Having recently become the first global distribution system (GDS) to be certified by IATA as a “Level 3” Aggregator under its New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative, Travelport will soon further benefit the company by creating NDC connections with airlines as they become available.
Commenting on the new partnership, Dinesh Poojary, General Manager of Eihab Travels said: “We are delighted to now offer our consultants real-time access to the best fares and content through a platform
that enables us to quickly respond to customers’ personalized needs. We are confident that Travelport’s edge in technological innovation and advanced position in NDC certification will help us further differentiate our travel services and deliver exceptional customer service.”
Matthew Powell, Travelport’s Managing Director for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia at Travelport, commented: “We are pleased to have signed this new partnership with Eihab Travels and are proud to power its business via Travelport’s distributor in Oman. This agreement demonstrates the tremendous value we are able to provide travel agencies through our leadership in technology, content and service. We look forward to working with Eihab Travels to continually find new ways to set them apart from their peers by delivering exceptional value to their customers.”