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Expedia and Travelport Expand Their European Partnership

Dorathy Gass

Travelport and the Expedia group recently made an announcement regarding an expanded partnership in Europe. This new deal will see Expedia increase its use of the Travel Commerce Platform from Travelport, in a variety of countries within Europe.

As per the new partnership, Expedia’s brands – which includes Egencia, the company’s corporate sector – will use Travelport’s Universal Application Programming Interface, to gain entry into the incredible car and hotel content offered, and access new services that will give Expedia’s clients an increased level of choices, information, and flexibility when it comes to booking their travel plans via the web.

Vice President, strategy and business development for Expedia, Steve Jarvis, stated that the company’s commitment around being the top provider, when it comes to shopping for travel, coupled with Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform, will provide innovative technology and a predominantly wider car and hotel content selection.

As well, the top online travel agent will make use of the technology Travelport has to offer, by way of the company’s Rapid Reprice and ePricing applications; two product created to help around efficiency and speed when it comes to the client experience around air shopping.

Vice President for Travelport, Scott Hyden chimed in on this new agreement by stating that the organization is delighted to increase their European partnership with Expedia, and are looking onward to a continued growth in their long-standing worldwide partnership with the company, in the years and months ahead. He goes on to state that the two companies will work closely together, and Travelport will continue to support Expedia’s high-level, client-focused strategies, as well as general growth goals.

For those who many not be aware, Travelport offers various solutions around the globe, as it relates to the tourism and travel industry, including: payment, technology, mobile, distribution, as well as others. It is represented in over 180 nations, and employs about 3,700 individuals, as well as 1,200 staff via IGT Solutions Private Ltd; and division that offers the company application development services. Travelport’s net revenue is more than $2 billion.

Breaking Travel News reported that in addition to the Travel Commerce Platform, the company is also comprised of a Technology Services division that offers tech service solutions (i.e. shopping, departure control, ticketing, as well as others) to airlines, which helps these clients stay on point when it comes to their main business strategies, and also assists them as it relates to decreasing their expenditures.

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