Travelport to Drive Global Expansion of Hotel Loyalty Club Wanup
Travel commerce platform Travelport recently signed an agreement with Spanish hotel loyalty club Wanup, to offer the company access to a selection of 650,000 bookable hotel properties.
The agreement is expected to enable Wanup to complement its hotel collection based on rating, destination and hotel style.
Launched in 2016 and based in Barcelona, Wanup offers immediate rewards from a diverse collection of hotels, which allows travelers to enjoy their perks, without feeling compelled to stay with one hotel chain.
The multi-year agreement sees Travelport as its preferred travel commerce platform, giving access to global travel provider content, an announcement said. This aggregates the most comprehensive content from multiple sources, including vast numbers of unique, independent hotel properties, providing Wanup with access to both unrivalled content and functionality through a single connection.
“This agreement proves the value of the Travelport commerce platform and the importance of the company’s hotel inventory,” said Niklas Andreen, vice president and managing director, global hospitality and digital at Travelport. “Working with Wanup, an innovative loyalty club solution and hotel industry innovator, shows the flexibility of our platform to accommodate the needs of any travel companies business model,” he added.
The agreement also allows Wanup members to benefit from intelligent, fast and accurate search beyond just rate and availability.
“This relationship makes it possible to accelerate international expansion, while we continue to enhance our value proposition for partner hotels and consumers… Travelport can support our aspirational growth with its rich, global hotel content and flexible uAPI technology,” said Carlo Alvarez Spagnolo, global partnerships director at Wanup.
Travelport’s travel commerce platform provides distribution, technology, payment and other solutions to the global travel and tourism industry.