IT Services & Software by Travelport, a division of Travelport that serves the IT needs of airlines and travel suppliers worldwide, has announced a new hosting and technology services agreement with Air Turks and Caicos. Air Turks and Caicos and their recently acquired competitor, TCI Skyking, will soon be merged into a single hosting platform within the Travelport Meridian multi-host system.
This merger will enable Air Turks and Caicos to quickly achieve significant benefits and cost savings through efficiencies from the consolidated IT system and software platform. Travel buyers will also benefit by having access to Air Turks and Caicos’ internal reservations system for real-time availability, fares and pricing, as well as e-ticketing and interline e-ticketing capability through Travelport’s E-Ticketing Technologies and distribution services. The new, long-term agreement extends a successful partnership between Air Turks and Caicos and Travelport.
“Air Turks and Caicos has depended on the reliability, accuracy and efficiency of Travelport’s hosting service for many years. Due to our expansion and new requirements, our partnership with Travelport is also growing,” said Lyndon R. Gardiner, president and CEO for Air Turks and Caicos. “This is an important investment in our future and a natural fit given Travelport’s proven technologies, professionalism and consistent high levels of support.”
“Both Air Turks and Caicos and TCI Skyking have been Travelport Meridian customers, and it is a vote of confidence that Air Turks and Caicos is expanding its use of our systems and technologies at a time of growth,” said Sue Powers, president, IT services and software by Travelport. “This agreement will continue to deliver the benefits of a centralized hosting platform and new revenue opportunities through interline e-ticketing and expanded distribution capabilities. It’s a great example of the innovative technology solutions ITSS is delivering to airline customers globally.”