Travelport announces six new travel agency deals in Asia Pacific

Travelport announces six new travel agency deals in Asia Pacific

New and renewed alliances have been signed in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan

Travelport has secured six long-term agreements with travel agencies in Asia Pacific.

Three of the agreements are new wins including two in China with EverExpress Travel Service and Kent Holidays Company Limited, and one in South Korea with Lotte Tour.

The GDS and tech supplier has also renewed its partnerships with Richmond International Travel and Tours and Hong Kong Borabora Trading, as well as IACE Travel in Japan.

Travelport will provide the agencies with real-time access to content from around 400 airlines more than 300 global hotel brands, and over 37,000 car rental locations worldwide.

The agencies will use Travelport’s search, automation, shopping and booking technologies, while accessing data, business logic and profiling functionality via a single platform.

Lotte Tour, a leading travel conglomerate in South Korea, will also be using Travelport’s branded fares, while EverExpress Travel Service, a major player in Taichung, Taiwan, will be using branded fares and ancillary services.

Richmond International Travel & Tours, one of the largest travel agencies in Taiwan,  will also continue to participate in initiatives driven by Travelport involving the New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard.

Chico Chen, president at Richmond International Travel and Tours said: “We have continually evolved our partnership with Travelport over the 11 years we’ve been working together, combining our respective capabilities to produce far more than the sum of their parts.

“We look forward to building even further on our partnership, as we continue to expand internationally and use NDC technology to enhance the way we retail travel.”

Gary Chen, general manager at EverExpress Travel Service, said: “We knew we needed advanced and reliable solutions to support our shift towards an online travel agency model.

“We are confident that Travelport’s combination of innovative technology, support capabilities and proven track record, will serve us well as we evolve our capabilities to serve the needs of the modern traveler.”

Mark Meehan, group vice president and managing director for Asia Pacific at Travelport, added:

“We are proud to be both welcoming new alliances to the Travelport network, as well as extending long-standing partnerships.

“These agreements are testament to the mutual confidence our partners share with us, in the crucial role that innovative distribution technology will play in the recovery of travel.”