Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, today announced an extended partnership with car rental and ground transportation technology specialist, Mobacar, to deliver innovation in car distribution.
Today’s travellers expect a seamless and comprehensive booking and travel experience, offering multiple services and transport options. Building on the success of the existing relationship, this long-term agreement now makes Mobacar a preferred global technology partner to Travelport. The alliance builds on Travelport’s extensive Beyond Air portfolio and enhances the breadth and quality of ground transport services content provided to travel agency customers.
In partnership with Mobacar, Travelport intends to dramatically increase the global car rental and ground transportation content available to its travel agency customers, in particular regional and local car content in Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
With this real-time connectivity to hundreds of car rental and ground transportation suppliers, combined with Mobacar’s Artificial Intelligence leadership, Travelport can provide customers with the widest choice of relevant car transportation offers. Via its Smartpoint tool, uAPI or mobile, Travelport-connected agencies have a one-stop-shop for their global car supply and ground transportation needs. Together, Travelport and Mobacar will help car suppliers and travel agencies drive car and ground bookings, increase revenue and customer retention, and improve performance and customers’ loyalty by adding a professional door-to-door driver service to the journey.
Mike Webster, CEO & Founder of Mobacar, said: “With Travelport we are pioneering new technology to easily expand the breath and quality of content available to travel retailers by expanding connectivity to car suppliers. We use our expertise in AI and machine learning to optimize the search and travel choice for Travelport’s customers.”
Niklas Andreen, Vice President and Managing Director, Global Hospitality at Travelport commented: “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Mobacar so we can deliver car content in a way our agency customers and travellers have told us they want to consume it. Travelport already processes more than 94 million car rental days a year, and this partnership further strengthens our leadership position in car rental distribution, especially in key growth areas outside of the US.”