Travelport, a business services provider to the global travel industry, announced Wednesday details of a new content agreement with Magnuson Hotels. The four-year agreement secures full access to Magnuson Hotels’ total room rates and inventory of more than 1,500 properties across North America and the UK. The agreement ensures rate parity for all Travelport-connected users worldwide, including corporate customers and online agencies booking through Galileo and Worldspan.
Magnuson will also participate in Travelport Complete Pricing Plus, which is meant to streamline the booking process and provide a consistent approach with the way travel agencies price hotel stays. In turn, this saves time for hoteliers, agents and travelers by returning more detailed information regarding hotel rates and room features.
Magnuson will also connect to Travelport’s GDS systems using the Travelport XML Pro Technology Solution, giving customers access to real time rates, availability, and rules for Magnuson’s multiple properties. The hotel group could reduce its distribution costs by only supporting a single connection to both GDS platforms. Travelport-connected travel agents will also benefit from significant improvements in response times and a more efficient purchasing experience.
“This partnership is great news for our customers, who will have full access to all available room rates, inventory and rate parity under the Magnuson Hotels portfolio and great news for Magnuson who will gain even greater access to the services and support delivered by Travelport’s professional travel agency subscribers,” said Keith Harrison, director of strategic hotel content at Travelport.