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First transaction booked on newly integrated platform signals a new era in streamlined travel booking
SALT LAKE CITY USA, September 28, 2023 – Christopherson Business Travel, a leader in innovative corporate travel solutions, and Travelport, a global technology company that powers travel bookings for hundreds of thousands of suppliers worldwide, today jointly announced an industry first: being the first travel management company (TMC) to successfully issue a ticket on the revolutionary Deem platform since its integration with Travelport+. The move signals a significant advancement in corporate travel management and marks the dawn of a new era in modern retailing.
The integration of Deem with Travelport+ demonstrates Christopherson’s commitment to providing its customers with the most efficient and advanced travel booking options. New distribution capability (NDC) technology allows for more personalization, flexibility, and transparency in booking and servicing travel, ultimately enhancing the customer experience. As longtime partners of Travelport, Christopherson was one of the first North American TMCs to upgrade to Travelport+, enabling the agency to deliver the modern retailing experience their customers expect. Travelport+ simplifies access to multi-source content and generates value for agents and travelers, with advanced retailing capabilities, sophisticated cloud-based point of sale solutions, and tools that make operations easier.
“Adopting Deem with Travelport+ is a game-changer for our clients,” said Mike Cameron, CEO of Christopherson Business Travel. “This successful implementation not only positions us at the industry’s forefront, but it ensures our customers benefit from a consumer-like booking tool with multi-source content, including NDC, displayed in a modern storefront, all powered by Travelport+.”
Providing unparalleled benefits for business travelers, Deem with Travelport+ revolutionizes the way corporate travel is booked and managed. This integration accesses a comprehensive range of travel content, empowering Christopherson travel advisors with an extensive selection of airlines, accommodations, and ancillary services, all through a single, user-friendly interface.
“Deem and Travelport+ are modernizing the corporate travel experience, bringing two industry-leading channels together at one source to streamline the integration between the corporate booking tool and agency point of sale,” said John Elieson, COO and Deputy CEO of Travelport. “Our longstanding partner, Christopherson Business Travel, is a prime example of how a business can lead by leveraging cutting-edge technology. Their focus on innovation aligns perfectly with our mission to revolutionize the corporate travel industry.”
Deem with Travelport+ brings tremendous value to Christopherson’s clients through its robust features, including:
- Comprehensive Content: Access to a vast array of airline content, including NDC-based offerings, to ensure travelers have access to the most relevant choices.
- Streamlined Booking and Servicing: A simplified booking process that saves time and reduces complexity through seamless integration and servicing, including NDC.
- Personalization: Customized travel options tailored to each traveler’s preferences and corporate policies, enhancing the overall travel experience.
Founded in 1953, Christopherson Business Travel has consistently led the way in corporate travel management, offering an array of high-touch services and proprietary tools. The integration of Deem with Travelport+ further solidifies Christopherson’s position as a trailblazer in the industry.
Travelport acquired Deem (a leading corporate travel management platform) in March 2023, a move intended to fulfill a growing need for a tight, fully integrated, GDS-agnostic tool that provides access and end-to-end servicing of all multi-source content, including NDC.
For more information about Christopherson Business Travel’s services and the successful implementation of Deem with Travelport+, visit cbtravel.com. For more information about Deem with Travelport+, visit travelport.com/deem.
About Christopherson Business Travel
Salt Lake City-based Christopherson Business Travel is an award-winning corporate travel management company that provides comprehensive travel solutions for businesses to increase traveler satisfaction and save costs. Established in 1953, Christopherson continues expansion into software development through innovative solutions that address the evolving needs of today’s business traveler.
Travelport is a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide. Buyers and sellers of travel are connected by the company’s next generation marketplace, Travelport+, which simplifies how brands connect, upgrades how travel is sold, and enables modern digital retailing. Headquartered in London, United Kingdom and operating in more than 165 countries around the world, Travelport is focused on driving innovation that simplifies the complex travel ecosystem.
Deem is on a mission to transform travel. Through its award-winning, mobile-first, corporate travel booking and management software, Deem offers employees everything they need to easily make the right travel decisions for themselves and their company. Deem’s travel technology plugs into major travel agencies and expense solution providers, empowering more corporate customers and the world’s largest travel management companies. Acquired by Travelport in 2023, the company is headquartered in Oakland, California, with a second office in Dublin, Ireland.