Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading travel commerce platform, and Japan Airlines (JAL) have signed a new content agreement. Under this agreement, JAL will continue to use Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding merchandising solution, joining over 250 other airlines, allowing them to display their branded fares and ancillary content in a graphically rich manner.
Over 68,000 of Travelport-connected travel agencies globally now have real-time access to JAL’s fares and inventory, providing even more content and choice for travelers. With Japan’s inbound travel forecast to hit 40 million visitor arrivals by the year 2020, JAL is now well-positioned to support this growth.
Damian Hickey, Vice President, Asia Pacific and Global Sales Strategy for Air Commerce at Travelport commented, “Today’s announcement marks Travelport’s continuing commitment and investment to Japan’s growing travel and tourism industry. It has been a pleasure working with the JAL Group over other strategic projects and we are delighted that they have extended the scope of our partnership. We look forward to achieving more commercial successes with JAL.”
Yoriyuki Kashiwagi, Executive Officer, Deputy GM, Managing Division, Passenger Sales at Japan Airlines added, “With the Olympic Games coming to Japan in 2020 and the ever-growing market, it is crucial for Japan Airlines to keep up and stay relevant to travelers. We look forward to be better connected and better presented to global travel consumers by using Travelport’s immense network. We are excited to work even closer with Travelport to deliver the best value to all travelers.”
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 Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld® alliance, the airline now reaches more than 344 airports in 56 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of more than 227 aircraft. JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), the airline's loyalty program, has reached over 32 million members worldwide. Awarded one of the most punctual major international airlines, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and supreme quality in every aspect of its service, and aims to become the most preferred airline in the world. For more information, please visit www.jal.com/en/outline/