Hong Kong, April 15, 2019 (Monday): Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading travel commerce platform, today announced a new agreement with Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) to promote the multi-modal connectivity services at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to travel buyers in Asia, Europe and North America.
HKIA is one of the busiest passenger airports across the globe connecting to over 220 destinations through over 120 airlines. In 2018, HKIA handled 74.7 million passengers . As a regional hub and a multi-modal transport center, it offers travelers extensive land and sea connections to cities throughout the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, which includes Macao, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and beyond.
The digital media solutions provided by Travelport will help HKIA offer a hassle-free experience to passengers traveling into China. The technology allows overseas travel buyers – such as travel agencies and travel management companies – to pre-book the airport’s multi-modal transport services for their customers in 18 markets from across the world. The new digital solutions will also allow HKIA to embrace new business opportunities by targeting nearby airport destinations and promoting its multi-modal, multi-stop connecting services.
Commenting on the agreement, Steven Yiu, Deputy Director, Service Delivery, AA said: “Travelport facilitates the engagement of the global agency community and attracts travelers to enjoy our world-class facilities and services. Our partnership will enable travel agencies to offer their customers a seamless journey to various destinations in the Mainland via HKIA.”
Jason Clarke, Travelport’s Senior Vice President and Global Head of Travel Partners, added: “HKIA is uniquely positioned in a vibrant region and connects a cluster of fast-growing cities. We are pleased to secure this long-term partnership, which will see us further promote the offerings of the airport to travel buyers and travelers across the world through our digital media solutions. We are confident this collaboration will continue to reinforce HKIA as connecting hub in Asia and bring more passengers to experience a hassle-free journey through this airport.”
Consisted of a portfolio of marketing and advertising tools, Travelport’s digital media solutions can help travel partners including airports, airlines, hotels and destinations to increase their brand awareness and sales through Travelport’s global network and deliver targeted marketing messages to influence travel buyers at every stage of their booking process.
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.