and corporate social responsibility
Travelport is a founding board member of the Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech). Travel Tech is a powerful voice for the travel technology industry and the leading advocate for policies that promote innovation in technology, help connect consumers and travel providers, eliminate barriers to travel, and protect the traveling public.
Travelport is a founding board member of the European Technology and Travel Services Association (ETTSA). ETTSA was launched in 2009 to represent and promote the interests of global distribution systems (GDSs) and travel distributors, towards the industry, policy-makers, opinion formers, consumer groups and all other relevant European stakeholders. The association, based in Brussels, encourages and supports full transparency, fair competition and consumer choice in the travel distribution chain.
Travelport is a board member of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC advocates on behalf of the industry on a variety global issues affecting travel and tourism, with a special focus on preserving the freedom to travel, ensuring the global business environment is conducive to the growth of travel and tourism, and safeguarding the environment by responsibly managing the growth of the travel and tourism.
Travelport is a member of the American Society of Travel Agents’ (ASTA) Corporate Advisory Council. ASTA is the world's largest association of travel professionals. The mission of ASTA is to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. ASTA seeks a retail travel marketplace that is profitable, growing and a rewarding place to work, invest and do business. Founded in 1931 as the American Steamship and Tourist Agents' Association, ASTA and its affiliates now comprise the world's largest and most influential travel trade association with members in 140 countries. As the world's largest travel trade association, ASTA’s work encompasses every aspect of the travel experience.
Travelport is an allied member of ECTAA, the European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations. ECTAA is the group of national travel agents’ and tour operators’ associations within the EU. It actively cooperates with European Union institutions and international organizations to ensure that members’ interests and special requirements are taken into consideration.
Travelport supports Open Allies for Airfare Transparency. Open Allies is a coalition of nearly 400 independent distributors and sellers of air travel, corporate travel departments, travel trade associations and consumer organizations that believe air travelers should be able to see, compare and buy the total price of their airfare.
Travelport is a board member of the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership (GTTP). The GTTP is a multi-country educational program designed to introduce students to career opportunities in travel and tourism. To date, more than a million and a half students in twelve countries have participated in the GTTP. School systems provide teachers and classrooms; local and international companies provide financial and in-kind support.