Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, and SNCF, one of the largest rail operators worldwide, on Thursday announced a new multi-year distribution agreement.
The deal is a continuation of the existing relationship between Travelport and SNCF which dates back to 1999. Since then, Travelport has supported the distribution of SNCF rail products and services and enabled travel agents and tour operators to sell the full range of SNCF’s content, in France and over Europe.
According to Travelport, in order to meet the constantly changing needs of the traveler, travel agents must be able to access a comprehensive range of content within a fully integrated, advanced and user-friendly platform.
“SNCF’s content is key for our customers in Europe and our travel commerce platform will provide them with even more choice of content and empowered selling”, Emmanuel Bourgeat, Country Manager for Travelport in France.
On his part, Laurent Bijaoui, Directeur National des ventes agences de voyages SNCF, underlined that travel agencies represent a strategic channel for SNCF and an important part of its growth plans.
“In that framework, partnering with Travelport is instrumental to offer modern and efficient tools, supporting travel agencies growth, both in France and internationally”, Mr Bijaoui said.
“We are confident that, in future, Travelport’s travel agencies will be booking SNCF products even faster and more easily than ever before thanks to Travelport distribution solutions. And the future starts now.”
Travelport and SNCF will jointly present the new distribution agreement during the International French Travel Market Top Resa in Paris, from 29 September to 2 October.