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Hopper to drive international expansion with new long term Travelport deal

December 17 2018

Press release

Mobile-exclusive travel booking app will continue to leverage content from Travelport under extended agreement

ATLANTA, December 17, 2018Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, announced today an extended partnership with Hopper, one of the world’s largest mobile travel agencies. Travelport has been a key partner for Hopper since 2013, providing accessible travel content to the rapidly-growing predictive fare app.  The new deal enables Hopper to continue leveraging Travelport’s global footprint as the app looks to expand internationally.

 

“We’re excited to continue our relationship with Travelport, who shares our mission to deliver an effortless, personalized mobile booking experience for travelers,” said Frederic Lalonde, Hopper’s founder and CEO. “Our longstanding alliance with Travelport offers us tremendous value as we look to expand and support travelers worldwide.”

 

According to Travelport’s 2018 Digital Traveler Survey, 50% of U.S. travelers and 51% of Canadian travelers identified the time spent trying to find the best price as a top pain point for searching and booking leisure trips. Further, more than half of U.S. and Canadian leisure travelers surveyed consider the ability to search and book flights a highly important feature for their favorite travel apps.

 

Hopper saves users time, money, and anxiety in their quest to book the perfect trip by offering travelers recommendations and alerts based on highly accurate pricing predictions. The innovative app accesses bookable travel options using Travelport’s next-generation APIs, then uses powerful machine learning to uncover price drops and exclusive deals for a personalized search and booking experience on mobile devices.

 

“As a key partner for Hopper during its early stages, we’re thrilled to continue our alliance and support Hopper’s future growth leveraging Travelport’s technology and global footprint,” said Chris Zando, Vice President Partnerships and Business Development at Travelport. “This new deal exemplifies our commitment to enable early stage companies to propel new and innovative business models within global travel.”

 

Hopper is currently on-track to process over $1 billion in sales this year, according to recent reports from the company.

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About the 2018 Global Digital Traveler Survey

Travelport’s 2018 Global Digital Traveler Survey was developed by the company’s market intelligence team and carried out online through Toluna Research in August 2018. The research covered 25 countries and surveyed people who had taken at least one round trip flight last year. In total, there were over 16,000 respondents.

About Travelport

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.

About Hopper

Hopper is the smart way to plan and book travel on your phone. Combining trillions of data points and powerful machine learning, the app saves users time, money, and anxiety in their quest to book the perfect trip. Hopper makes it possible to save money and travel more, predicting future prices for flights and accommodations with 95% recommendation accuracy, offering personalized tips, and notifying users about price drops and exclusive deals. Visit www.hopper.com for more information and to download the free app.

Media Contacts

Jennifer Blackburn
Corporate Communications Manager, Technology
Tel: +1 404-406-9429
Email: jennifer.blackburn@travelport.com

Brianna Schneider
Director of Communications
Email: media@hopper.com
Tel: +1.617.225.2009