Agreement strengthens global competitive advantages for long-time business partners
Travelport recently recently entered into a long-term global agreement with travel management company BCD Travel, which operates in more than 100 countries globally and services about 30 percent of the top 100 largest companies in the world ranked by total annual airline volume.
The new agreement expands Travelport’s and BCD Travel’s long-term partnership and eventually will provide BCD Travel’s travel agents with Travelport Smartpoint, a dynamic and interactive desktop technology for improving agent productivity and customer service. The deal also will give BCD Travel access to Travelport’s industry-leading Rich Content and Branding merchandising solution.
Travelport Rich Content and Branding is a highly progressive technology which enables airlines to more effectively control how their fares and ancillaries are visually presented and described on travel agency screens, bringing agency screens more in line with the airline’s own website experience. The solution has received significant support and interest from airlines since its introduction earlier this year. Sixty (60) airlines have now signed up to participate, including leading carriers such as Delta, Avianca, Air India, Sun Country Airlines, Peruvian Airlines, Ryanair, British Airways, Iberia, easyJet, SilkAir, Singapore Airlines, Air China and United Airlines.
The agreement marks a significant milestone in Travelport’s more than 25-year business partnership with BCD Travel. In addition to providing BCD Travel with Travelport’s innovative technology and unrivalled content, the agreement also enables the two companies to offer expanded service and support to new and existing multinational customers.