New agreements with Booking.com and Hertz will bring more options for car rental and accommodation rates
Powering bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, Travelport has announced several new supplier connections. The platform’s new and expanded agreements with Booking.com and Hertz will bring more options for accommodation rates and car rentals to retailers using Travelport+.
Travelport’s new partnership with Booking.com unlocks a new range of rates across 140,000 hotel properties accessible through the Travelport+ platform, and will grow to more than one million properties in early 2023.
Travelport is also standardising more hotel content to make workflows easier for developers and agents, generate more property and room choices, create easier searches and deliver superior clarity on rates.
Booking.com director Global Distribution Partnerships Jeremy Cornuau commented: “By offering travel retailers a wider range of rates for accommodation properties on Travelport+, we are making it easier for them to search and book the most desirable options. With more information and more choices all in one place, together, we’re creating a smarter, simpler shopping experience for everyone.”
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Travelport+ is now offering Hertz pre-paid car rental rates through an expanded content distribution partnership. Travel retailers using Travelport+ will now have more revenue-generating opportunities with car rentals booked through the platform and be able to provide a better customer experience with greater traveller satisfaction.
Hertz senior director of Distribution Strategy and Revenue Integrity, Cheryl Reynolds commented: “We are delighted to provide Hertz prepaid rates on Travelport+. This additional content will further our relationships with our mutual agency partners and ensure customers have a choice when selecting the ideal product for their travels.”
Travelport-connected agencies will also gain access to more options from Air France-KLM and Lufthansa Group NDC content at the end of the year.
Commenting on the news, Travelport Chief Marketing Officer Jen Catto said: “This is the fourth chapter in our delivery of Travelport+, where we’re giving agents access to more supplier options and fuelling their ability to sell more air, hotel and car offers as we broaden and expand our content catalogue.
“This update also helps our supplier partners reach even more of the right customers, with the ability to tailor products to drive sales through the indirect retail channel. As with everything we build, with the end traveller in mind, more options mean a more relevant customer experience.”
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Travelport is also adding three new airlines to the platform, including Congo Airways, FlyGTA and US-Bangla Airlines.
In the coming months, customers that have upgraded to Travelport+ will have access to Travelport’s next generation Automated Exchanges, which automates complex manual ticket-change tasks and simplifies trip management.
For more information, visit www.travelport.com