GTA and Marriott Sign Deal

GTA by Travelport, a global travel wholesaler, announced that they have signed a distribution agreement with Marriott International Inc. to further strengthen their strategic relationship. The distribution agreement provides GTA's thousands of tour operator and travel agency customers more flexibility when planning stays at Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, TownePlace Suites and SpringHill Suites. The increased property and room category content complements GTA's existing range of hotels and destination services, enhancing its product offering and providing GTA's clients greater choice when preparing tour and travel arrangements for their customers.

"This enhanced relationship with Marriott increases our product offering and empowers our customers with the ability to offer their clients expanded choice, as well as even more last minute availability," stated Kurt Ekert, GTA COO.

"GTA's global footprint of travel professionals provides Marriott and our property owners a unique distribution opportunity especially in emerging areas such as China, parts of the Middle East and Latin America," Julius Robinson, vice president, global sales intermediaries at Marriott International Inc. “It will allow us to speak to more customers in the language of the travel professional while working with GTA."