The Parking Spot, an owner and operator of near-airport parking properties, and Travelport announced they have partnered to make The Parking Spot’s inventory of airport parking spaces directly available to travel agents using Travelport Smartpoint.
Once travel agents install The Parking Spot plugin to Travelport Smartpoint, they can select and reserve airport parking during the booking process. The partnership represents the first time a near-airport parking company in the United States has integrated its content with a global distribution system (GDS).
DataArt, a global technology consultancy that designs, develops and supports unique software solutions, built the Travelport plugin specifically for The Parking Spot. DataArt’s other clients include Nasdaq, S&P, Travelport, Ocado, Artnet, Betfair and Apple Leisure Group among others. Organized as a global network of technology services firms, DataArt has over 2,500 professionals in 20 locations in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.
The partnership with Travelport is part of The Parking Spot’s mission to be the industry leader in developing technology that enhances the travel experience. The Parking Spot has 38 locations at 21 major U.S. airports.
Travelport operates a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. The company facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel platform.
Travelport has a leadership position in airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions. The company also provides IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions. With net revenue of over $2.4 billion in 2017, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, has over 4,000 employees and is represented in approximately 180 countries and territories.
For more information, visit www.travelport.com.