Travelport reports that European low cost carriers Jet2.com and Norwegian are the latest participants in the aggregated shopping component of its recently launched Travelport Merchandising Platform.
Travelport Aggregated Shopping, an industry first, Travelport says, consolidates within the same screen, shopping results from traditional carriers who connect through ATPCO with those from low cost carriers and others who prefer to connect with Travelport via an API connection.
The new technology negates the need to shop and compare across several screens and allows travel agents to book both types of carriers in the same booking flow. Simply put, Aggregated Shopping gives airlines the ability to distribute their content in the way they choose to, and for travel agents to be able to sell this through a consistent, efficient workflow.
Travelport Aggregated Shopping forms part of the Travelport Merchandising Platform, was unveiled last month with launch carrier EasyJet.With the two new European carriers added, further low cost fares on nearly 540 routes and over 170 destinations can now be shopped, compared and booked by travel agents.
Travelport said it expects to make further announcements related to its merchandising platform over the coming months.