Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, today announced a new multi-year technology and content agreement with Airtrade Holland BV, the Dutch leader in the field of Travel Fulfillment and Travel Technology.
Under the new agreement, Airtrade will utilize Travelport’s open platform and Universal API technology to deliver its customers informed content in real-time from over 400 airlines, 650,000 hotel properties and 35,000 car rental locations. With 250 airlines signed up to use Travelport’s unique merchandising technology, Airtrade will also be able to display, gain powerful information around, and sell branded fare families and ancillary products (such as paid seat assignments, baggage fees, priority boarding, etc.) from these airlines.
As the first and only global distribution system (GDS) to be certified by IATA as a “Level 3” Aggregator under its New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative, Travelport will soon further benefit Airtrade by creating NDC connections with airlines as they become available.
Jeroen Martron, CEO at Airtrade, commented: “We are delighted to sign a strategic technology agreement with Travelport to power our travel products. We strongly believe the company’s edge in technological innovation and wide choice of content will ensure our customers get the relevant and personalized information they need to create truly memorable trips.”
Erik van Markus, Country Manager Netherlands at Travelport, said: “We are looking forward to working closely with Airtrade to achieve its business goals and expansion strategy. It is testament to our in-depth knowledge of the travel industry and best-in-class technology that travel leaders like Airtrade continually choose us to power their solutions. I look forward to seeing the business and its customers reap the many benefits this partnership will provide.”
About Airtrade Holland
Airtrade Holland is market leader in the travel industry and specializes in the field of international contracting of travel products (e.g. flights, hotels, car rental and insurances), IATA and tour operating fulfilment services, as well as the development and sale of travel technology applications for (online) travel agents, tour operators and other travel companies. Airtrade Holland is an accredited IATA agent and member of ANVR and SGR. Airtrade Holland was founded in 1989 and is part of the global travel companies AERTiCKET and BCD Travel. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.airtrade.com.
Travelport is the technology company which makes the experience of buying and managing travel continually better. It operates a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. The company facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel platform.
Travelport has a leading position in airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions. The company also provides IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions. With net revenue of over $2.5 billion in 2018, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, U.K., has over 3,700 employees and is represented in approximately 180 countries and territories.