Agent Access to Hotel Content ExpandsAugust 6, 2012 By: Newswire Travel Agent
Travelport offers good news for travel agents. Travelport reports that the number of hotel properties available in its Travelport Rooms and More hotel booking engine has more than tripled since the launch of the technology last summer. With new content recently added from hotel aggregators Hotelzon and Tourico Holidays, over 700,000 supplier offers are now available on more than 340,000 unique hotel properties.
"Importantly, it negates the need for leisure travel agents to search for hotel offers on multiple websites, instead allowing them to access and book commissionable accommodation offers through one quick and easy process. With agents in over 70 countries now using it, we are also offering leisure hotel suppliers an additional platform through which to market their content,” Niklas Andreen, vice president, Hospitality and Partner Marketing, Travelport, said.
Travelport Rooms and More, launched just over a year ago, forms part of Travelport’s investment in the fast growing hospitality sector. The booking engine combines meta search functionality from Sprice.com - which was acquired by Travelport in May 2010. It is now available in over 70 countries and six languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish).
“The case for developing Travelport Rooms and More was a strong one as it complements our GDS hotel offering and benefits everyone in the supply chain,"Andreen said.
Hotelzon and Tourico Holidays join 14 other hotel content suppliers on the portal, including Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com and LateRooms. The tool also contains Travelport’s GDS hotel content (available to Travelport GDS subscribers only).
Hotelzon, an online B2B hotel booking technology provider, adds more than 100,000 additional hotel property offers, including 37,000 exclusive hotels that cannot be found via other distribution channels, Travelport says.
Tourico Holidays, a Travel Holdings, Inc. company, is a global travel brokerage company headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The company's core asset is its worldwide hotel network exceeding 37,000 individual properties across 4,500 destinations.