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Atlanta, USA, January 27, 2022: Travelport, a global technology company that powers travel bookings for hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels worldwide, today announced that Christopherson Business Travel (CBT) and Fox World Travel, two leading US-based travel management companies, are upgrading to Travelport+. The company’s next-generation platform enables agencies like CBT and Fox World Travel to easily connect with travel suppliers through one agent desktop, one set of APIs, and one data-driven distribution channel. Travelport+ simplifies access to multi-source content and generates more value for agents and travelers with advanced retailing capabilities, sophisticated point of sale solutions and tools for enhanced value generation.
“The move to Travelport+ will provide both CBT and Fox World Travel with direct access to aggregated airline content from multiple sources, including NDC standard content, as well as ATPCO and LCC content – making it easier to access the offers and ancillaries they need for their travelers,” said Jason Toothman, Chief Commercial Officer – Agency, at Travelport. “We’ve worked closely with both of these independently-owned agencies for decades, and I’m confident that both companies’ move to Travelport+ will increase value for their travelers through a wider range of choice and enhanced retailing tools such as exchanges, cancellation and ancillary services that are required for processing NDC bookings.”
Christopherson Business Travel (CBT)
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Christopherson Business Travel delivers integrated, intelligent corporate travel management solutions to more than 1,000 clients throughout the United States. CBT is the largest national travel affiliate of BCD Travel, providing personalized, digital travel management solutions for companies such as Restoration Hardware, Crocs, and Traeger Grills.
“Travelport has remained a trusted technology partner for Christopherson Business Travel for over 25 years and has enabled us to optimize our distribution strategy through agile and reliable solutions,” said Mike Cameron, Chief Executive Officer at Christopherson Business Travel. “Our upgrade to Travelport+ will enable our agents to work from one next-generation platform which will simplify the booking process, and ensure we continue to deliver dynamic and personalized travel offers in a simple and frictionless way.”
Fox World Travel
Wisconsin-based Fox World Travel specializes in both business and vacation travel, working with top national brands in hotel, tour operations, airlines, and meeting and incentive travel worldwide. Recognized five times as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company, Fox World Travel offers products from ready-made to fully customizable to give consumers and organizations an unbeatable travel experience.
“It was an easy decision to upgrade to Travelport+, as it promises more content, better automation, and additional self-service tools to our travelers.” said Sam Hilgendorf, Chief Information Officer at Fox World Travel. “The vision and strategy of Travelport+ aligns with our mission to provide travelers with the best possible travel experience. The modern exchange capabilities and NDC content will ensure our travelers always have access to the latest products and offerings, today and into the future.”
As of January 2022, Travelport has more than 80% of its customers on the upgraded Travelport+ platform.