Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, today announced a new long-term technology partnership, via Travelport’s distributor in Oman, with Eihab Travels, one of Oman’s most reputable travel companies.
Eihab Travels, an IATA accredited agency established in 1978, will use Travelport’s industry leading point of sale solution, Travelport Smartpoint, to provide corporate as well as leisure travel services to major multinational corporations, prominent Middle East firms and individuals. Aided by Travelport’s support, the company’s consultants will benefit from intelligent, fast and accurate search of high quality content from over 400 airlines, 650,000 hotel properties and 35,000 car rental locations.
With over 250 airlines signed up to use Travelport’s unique merchandising technology, the company is 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. Having recently become the first 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 the company by creating NDC connections with airlines as they become available.
Commenting on the new partnership, Dinesh Poojary, General Manager of Eihab Travels said: “We are delighted to now offer our consultants real-time access to the best fares and content through a platform
that enables us to quickly respond to customers’ personalized needs. We are confident that Travelport’s edge in technological innovation and advanced position in NDC certification will help us further differentiate our travel services and deliver exceptional customer service.”
Matthew Powell, Travelport’s Managing Director for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia at Travelport, commented: “We are pleased to have signed this new partnership with Eihab Travels and are proud to power its business via Travelport’s distributor in Oman. This agreement demonstrates the tremendous value we are able to provide travel agencies through our leadership in technology, content and service. We look forward to working with Eihab Travels to continually find new ways to set them apart from their peers by delivering exceptional value to their customers.”
About Eihab Travels
Eihab Travels is fully owned subsidiary of OHI Group of Companies – one of the prestigious group in Oman engaged in a spectrum of business operation including telecommunications, marine, oilfield equipment, electronics, construction, advertising, insurance, entertainment network, travel and tourism, amongst others.
Established in 1978, with a highly dedicated and motivated team Eihab Travels are known for their professionalism in providing integrated travel and tourism services to its clients. As part of a professional business group, Eihab Travels ensure that the company maintain high business standards and ethics.
Eihab Travels is also one of Oman’s most reputed corporate travel management companies. Partnering with leading corporate houses in Oman to help make corporate travel easier, less expensive and more efficient for business travelers.
Eihab Travels is an IATA accredited agency with 40 years of experience in the industry, with most of our senior staff IATA qualified. ET clientele is a diverse range of corporates such as banks, auditing firms, legal consultants, and large organizations from Oilfield sectors, construction companies and select Government establishments. ET truly uphold the belief in our professional approach, dedication and eye for detail and quality which have stood us well in the industry, and has contributed to the steady growth in satisfied and loyal clients.
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.