The Parking Spot, the nation's largest owner and operator of near-airport parking properties, and Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, announced today they have partnered to make The Parking Spot’s inventory of airport parking spaces directly available to travel agents using Travelport Smartpoint. Once travel agents install The Parking Spot plugin to Travelport Smartpoint, they can easily select and reserve airport parking during the booking process.
“By partnering with Travelport, The Parking Spot is able to reach a larger audience of travel managers and agents and their customers,” said Ed Orkand, Vice President of Field Sales for The Parking Spot. “We are excited about the opportunity to better serve travel agents by helping them create a seamless travel experience for their customers at the point of booking.”
DataArt, a global technology consultancy that designs, develops and supports unique software solutions, built the Travelport plugin specifically for The Parking Spot. “As The Parking Spot continues to use technology to enhance the experience for its customers, DataArt is proud to help bring its offerings to the Travelport Smartpoint platform,” said Greg Abbott, Senior Vice President of Travel and Hospitality for DataArt.
“Travel agents want quick, easy access to the best travel content available,” said Lynn Smith, Director of Strategic Business Development for Travelport. “By partnering with The Parking Spot, agents using Travelport Smartpoint now have a competitive advantage in offering their clients parking from the nation’s leading near-airport parking provider as part of a fully integrated trip solution.”
The partnership with Travelport furthers The Parking Spot’s mission to be the industry leader in developing technology that enhances the travel experience.