Travel agents will be able to streamline train bookings for cross-border European journeys
Travelport, a travel technology specialist powering international travel bookings for a vast network of airlines and hotels, has announced a multi-year agreement with online rail and coach ticket provider, Trainline.
As part of the agreement, Trainline’s rail ticket content from across Europe will be integrated into the new Travelport+ platform and through its APIs (application programming interfaces).
The new collaboration comes as multinational rail travel becomes increasingly popular as an environmentally efficient mode of transport in Europe for both leisure and business travellers.
As a result of the new partnership, agencies will be able to use Travelport platforms to streamline bookings for cross-European rail tickets
Speaking about the announcement, Jason Clarke, Travelport’s chief commercial officer of Travel Partners, said: “Our collaboration with Trainline Partner Solutions builds upon a common objective of being game-changers in the travel industry by providing customers with trusted and agile solutions that remove complexity and enhance the overall travel experience.
“Our Travelport+ capability will rapidly integrate Trainline’s technology platform leading to improved retailing capabilities for our global network of travel agents and the most compelling range of European rail content for travellers today.”
Champa Magesh, Trainline Partner Solutions president, added: “We are pleased to reach this monumental milestone with Travelport. Making our rail content accessible across the Travelport platform will further enhance our global reach and enable our unique offering to be searched and booked in conjunction with relevant air and hotel content, encouraging greener journeys. Travelport’s technology complements our industry-leading tech offering and we look forward to working together to deliver exceptional travel experiences.”
Passenger rail travel is about to become an option in the UAE with the highly anticipated launch of Etihad Rail. Worth an estimated AED200 billion to the economy, the project will cut the current Abu Dhabi to Dubai journey time down from almost two hours to 50 minutes.
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