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The latest Travelport+ release provides travel retailers with more air, hotel, and car rental options for travelers with new supplier connections bringing more offers and ancillaries
Langley UK, October 12, 2022: Travelport, a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, today announced several new supplier connections are delivering more content to travel retailers on Travelport+. Travelport’s new and expanded agreements with Booking.com and Hertz will now bring more options for accommodation rates and car rentals to retailers using Travelport+, and Travelport-connected agencies will also gain access to more options from Air France-KLM and Lufthansa Group NDC content at the end of 2022.
“This is the fourth chapter in our delivery of Travelport+, where we’re giving agents access to more supplier options and fueling their ability to sell more air, hotel, and car offers as we broaden and expand our content catalog,” said Jen Catto, Chief Marketing Officer at Travelport. “This update also helps our supplier partners reach even more of the right customers, with the ability to tailor products to drive sales through the indirect retail channel. As with everything we build, with the end traveler in mind, more options mean a more relevant customer experience.”
More Air Content
As the demand for travel surges, Travelport is ensuring that travel retailers have more options readily available for their customers by providing even more content to help ensure everyone gets the best possible retailing experience. Air France-KLM NDC content is being introduced on Travelport+, and Travelport will also be starting the rollout of Lufthansa Group NDC content in 2022. Travelport is also adding three new airlines to the platform – Congo Airways, FlyGTA and US-Bangla Airlines, along with 11 new ancillaries, and four more airlines now offer Branded Fares.
More Hotel Choices
Travelport’s new partnership with Booking.com unlocks a new range of rates across 140,000 hotel properties accessible through the Travelport+ platform, and will grow to over one million properties in early 2023. Travelport is also standardizing more hotel content to make workflows easier for developers and agents, so that retailers and travelers benefit from more property and room choice, easier searches, and superior clarity on rates.
Jeremy Cornuau, Director Global Distribution Partnerships at Booking.com commented: “By offering travel retailers a wider range of rates for accommodations via Travelport+, Booking.com is making it easier for them to search and book the most desirable options. With more information and more choices all in one place, together, we’re creating a smarter, simpler shopping experience for everyone.”
More Car Rental Options
As car rental prices are a key focus area for many travelers, Travelport+ is now offering Hertz pre-paid car rental rates through an expanded content distribution partnership. Travel retailers using Travelport+ will now have more revenue-generating opportunities with car rentals booked through the platform and be able to provide a better customer experience with greater traveler satisfaction.
Cheryl Reynolds, Senior Director – Distribution Strategy and Revenue Integrity at Hertz commented: “We are delighted to provide Hertz prepaid rates on Travelport+. This additional content will further our relationships with our mutual agency partners and ensure customers have a choice when selecting the ideal product for their travels.”
In addition to an expanding travel content offering, Travelport is heavily focused on making the process of managing exchanges even easier for agents using the Travelport+ platform. In the coming months, customers that have upgraded to Travelport+ will have access to Travelport’s next generation Automated Exchanges, which automates complex manual ticket-change tasks and simplifies trip management. With its tremendously improved graphical workflow, Automated Exchanges will dramatically lower costs and preserve valuable time for both agents and travelers.
For more information about the latest content made simple and new supplier connections on Travelport+, please visit travelport.com/plus/even-more-choice.
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 180 countries around the world, Travelport is focused on driving innovation that simplifies the complex travel ecosystem.
Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Booking.com’s mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world whenever it’s safe to do so again. By investing in the technology that helps take the friction out of travel, Booking.com seamlessly connects millions of travelers with memorable experiences, a range of transportation options and incredible places to stay – from homes to hotels and much more. As one of the world’s largest travel marketplaces for both established brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes, Booking.com enables properties all over the world to reach a global audience and grow their businesses. Booking.com is available in 44 languages and offers more than 28 million total reported accommodation listings, including more than 6.6 million listings of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay. No matter where you want to go or what you want to do, Booking.com makes it easy and backs it all up with 24/7 customer support.