Last week Finnair became the 200th airline to deploy Travelport’s rich content and branding merchandising solution. As part of a full content deal in between the airline and Travelport the travel tech firm will now connect 180 countries with real-time access to Finnair fares.
Travelport announced today having a renewal of its multi-year content agreement with with Alitalia, Italy’s leading airline. This reneweal enables some 67,000 Travelport-connected agents worldwide to list all of Alitalia’s fares and inventory, including web fares, and ancillary offerings.
Travelport and e-Travel Technologies have just penned an agreement to bolster the former’s travel risk management services with duty of care solutions for the corporate travel market. e-Travel’s portfolio include; travel alerts, travel advisories, and travel tracker databases. These will now be made available globally to Travelport-connected travel agents.
Leading travel tech and distribution company, Travelport has just released their Q2 2014 results showing the first half of the year as strong for the company.
What do you want from information providers? How about service providers that offer information you need to know to make decisions? Where online travel is concerned, there has been a lot of shakeup of late over these questions. Can you trust reviews? Which OTAs can you trust? We decided to micro-analyze some questions and answers already provided by none other than USA Today, and the leading bosses of your online travel agencies.
Amidst all the kerfuffle regarding the failed attempt by American Airlines to change the way that global distribution systems operate, one of the key players in the squabble, Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson, has predicted a much more harmonious relationship between airlines and GDS companies in the future.
In news from Chicago, the state court of appeals there upheld an earlier decision forcing American Airlines (AMR) to allow Orbitz to sell tickets for its flights. Orbritz, the US’s second largest online ticket seller, has for months been embroiled in dispute with AMR.
Orbitz announcements of deals and personnel changes, like most such corporate news fodder, would not ordinarly be a sign of anything big in the offing. However, with a closing price of $2.40 on Friday, and the inherent value underneath, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this stock is on the way up.
Today, the Global Business Travel Association (GTBA) announced a new Travel Value Chain panel comprised of noted industry CEO’s at major travel providers.
Global travel industry business services provide Travelport has signed a collaboration deal with the growing Russian Internet Travel Services Association (ITSA) in order to provide more support to the Russian online tourist industry, it’s been revealed. ITSA, which was only founded last year, is the brainchild of Russian travel industry expert Vadim Zelensky, who said […]
The Travelport flight and fare information portal has asked the US Federal Court in Fort Worth to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit filed against it by American Airlines, claiming that its purpose is solely to gain leverage over them in contract negotiations. The lawsuit is just the latest action in a growing confrontation between global distribution […]
At the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards in Las Vegas, three Three destinations were selected as the world’s best when it comes to sustainable tourism. These highly coveted tourism awards represent some of this year’s most visible and important, and especially kicking off one of the world’s largest travel trade conferences.
In news from Poland’s Blue Sky Travel, the company and Travelport have just penned a deal for supporting Blue Sky’s offerings with Travelport’s global flight inventory.
In response to an American Airlines antitrust lawsuit against Travelport and Orbitz, the Business Travel Coalition (BTC) released a statement saying the travel programs are simply pawns in the airline’s game, and the lawsuit is a symptom of a larger problem. American filed suit against Orbitz and Travelport for discouraging travelers from using the airline’s […]
In travel news from Germany, online travel giant Sabre Group has announced the launch of a social networking platform here in Germany. AgentStream is theoretically designed for travel agents in Germany to be able to engage the social web, at least this is what the over four thousand global participants at AgentStream hope. But aside the obvious PR push of this, is the platform really all that social? It looks more like a push to keep up with Travelport than anything.