Langley, UK, Tuesday 16 October, 2018: Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), the leading travel commerce platform, announced today a renewed and long-term partnership with India’s Jet Airways. The airline has signed a long-term supplier agreement with Travelport that will be effective from April 2019 and enable online and offline travel agencies around the world to shop, book and manage itineraries for leisure and business travellers using the airline’s extensive network and codeshare alliances.
Effective April 2019, Jet Airways - India’s premier, full-service, international airline, which operates flights to 66 destinations worldwide - will also deploy Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding, from which over 270 airlines now benefit by displaying graphical content, their fares families and a full range of ancillary products. This means that Travelport will provide the same content as Jet Airways’ direct selling channels.
Travelport has seen a rapid expansion in India and beyond in recent years following the acquisition of business from the largest online travel agencies such as MakeMyTrip, Ibibo, Yatra, EaseMyTrip and ClearTrip as well as working with the major corporate travel agencies and new entrants to the travel sector such as PayTM. In addition to industry-leading airline content, Travelport has also expanded its footprint and capabilities considerably with leading hotel groups and aggregators in India such as Oberoi, Taj, Treebo and Trident.
Damian Hickey, Travelport’s Head of Air-Travel Partners, commented “Travelport’s commitment to the Indian travel market and the provision of the widest range of content has been further evidenced today with the announcement of this new mutual commitment between Jet Airways and our company beginning April 2019. Furthermore, our position in the rest of Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas - where Jet Airways services the Indian diaspora, tourists and business people travelling to this amazing country - means that we are able to deliver to them a wide mix of international travellers. This is in addition to the millions of outbound and domestic Indian travellers they serve.”
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About Travelport (NYSE: TVPT)
Travelport (NYSE: TVPT) 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 marketplace.
Travelport has a leadership position in airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions. The company also provides critical IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions. With net revenue of over $2.4 billion in 2017, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, UK, has approximately 4,000 staff and is represented in 180 countries and territories.
In India, Travelport partners with InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ), a part of the Interglobe Group, a leader in aviation, hospitality and travel related services, contributing to the growth of market through innovation and service leadership by building businesses and represent global brands that deliver quality and value.
ITQ is an official distributor of Travelport in six markets across Asia Pacific region including India, Sri Lanka. Headquartered in Gurgaon, the company provides cutting edge travel technology solutions with unmatched inventory options to its customers helping them increase their productivity and business efficiency. With an extended network over 400 cities having 19 dedicated offices and 14 REPs, InterGlobe Technology Quotient reaches out to over 36,000 agency terminals, with a nationalised service centre and 16 training centres having state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities matching international standards.
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