Travel agents will be primary winners from a new partnership between Travelport and TravelSky Technology Limited, a provider of information technology for China's travel and tourism industry. The two firms describe the deal as a ground-breaking partnership that will dramatically boost hotel content available to travel agents in China and around the world.
Under the new agreement, TravelSky will receive access to Travelport’s GDS and non-GDS hotel content, providing TravelSky’s 7,000 ticketing agents with real-time pricing and availability from over 250,000 hotel properties with a combined total of more than 650,000 hotel offers worldwide.
Travelport-connected agents worldwide will also gain access to TravelSky’s hotel content in China via the Travelport Rooms and More booking engine. Tailored for travel agents, Travelport Rooms and More uses meta-search technology to deliver hotel content in an integrated booking platform, Travelport said. TravelSky content will enhance the hotel choices that Travelport-connected agencies can offer their corporate and leisure customers when visiting China.
“This innovative collaboration between TravelSky and Travelport is the latest in a series of initiatives that the two companies have co-operated on from e-ticketing, the provision of international airline content to the joint development of IT solutions for airlines. Expanding our relationship now to include hotels gives both TravelSky and Travelport customers an even wider array of informed travel choice,” said Gordon Wilson, president and chief executive officer, Travelport.
“This cooperation allows Travelport and TravelSky to each share and exchange their hotel content and channels, allowing our respective agency customers to obtain a wealth of international and domestic hotel content in a quick and efficient way,” said Huang Yuan Chang, executive vice president for TravelSky.