Travelport, a worldwide leader in travel retail, recently announced a strategic, long-term collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to use advanced cloud technology to accelerate the digital transformation of retailing in the travel industry.
The collaboration, which unites globally renowned expertise in travel technology, cloud technology, and hyper-personalized retailing, will focus on optimizing Travelport’s recently launched next-generation platform, Travelport+.
It will also drive innovation in travel merchandising with the launch of a new accelerator program that will incorporate talent from the tech startup community.
As part of the long-term collaboration, Travelport will migrate its global platform that connects travel agencies and travel suppliers to AWS.
It will also use AWS technologies, including High Performance Compute (HPC), storage, security, analytics, machine learning and databases to deliver a faster, easier, and more personalized travel booking experience. In addition, Travelport will use AWS Managed Services (AMS) to provide trusted operational expertise to help optimize platform efficiency and security.
“The travel industry has struggled to keep up with the pace of change in digital retail… With AWS as our preferred cloud partner, we are going to create a simpler, smarter, and better future for travel retailing,” said Travelport Chief Executive Officer Greg Webb.
Travelport will also use AWS’s world-class capabilities, such as machine learning and advanced analytics, to improve its personalization offering, leveraging the company’s latest technologies to explore new ways to simplify the way travel is retailed.
According to Travelport, AWS was selected for this long-term strategic collaboration due to its proven travel industry experience, along with its scalability, global reach, and culture of innovation.