Global technology company Travelport recently announced several new supplier connections that are delivering more content to travel agents on its travel retailing platform Travelport+.
The company’s new partnership with Booking.com unlocks a new range of rates across 140,000 hotel properties accessible through the Travelport+ platform, and will grow to over one million properties in early 2023.
In addition, as car rental prices are a key focus area for many travelers, Travelport+ is now offering Hertz pre-paid car rental rates through an expanded content distribution partnership.
Travel retailers using Travelport+ will now have more revenue-generating opportunities with car rentals booked through the platform and be able to provide a better customer experience with greater traveler satisfaction.
More air content
Travelport-connected agencies will also gain access to more options from Air France-KLM and Lufthansa Group NDC content at the end of 2022.
The company is also adding three new airlines to the Travelport+ platform – Congo Airways, FlyGTA and US-Bangla Airlines, along with 11 new ancillaries while four more airlines now offer branded fares.
“This is the fourth chapter in our delivery of Travelport+, where we’re giving agents access to more supplier options and fueling their ability to sell more air, hotel, and car offers as we broaden and expand our content catalog,” said Travelport Chief Marketing Officer Jen Catto.
According to Catto, the update also helps Travelport’s supplier partners reach even more of the right customers, with the ability to tailor products to drive sales through the indirect retail channel.
“As with everything we build, with the end traveler in mind, more options mean a more relevant customer experience,” she said.
In addition to an expanding travel content offering, Travelport is heavily focused on making the process of managing exchanges even easier for agents using the Travelport+ platform.
In the coming months, customers that have upgraded to Travelport+ will have access to Travelport’s next generation Automated Exchanges, which automates complex manual ticket-change tasks and simplifies trip management.
With its tremendously improved graphical workflow, Automated Exchanges will dramatically lower costs and preserve valuable time for both agents and travelers.