Avis Budget commits to Travelport GDS distribution

All of Avis Budget Group's brands will be available under the new deal
All of Avis Budget Group’s brands will be available under the new deal

Avis Budget Group, the global car rental company, has signed a new agreement that will ensure its products are made available to travel agents via Travelport’s GDS channels.

Under the terms of the multi-year deal, agents around the world – including OTAs and corporate travel agencies – will be able to search for and book Avis Budget Group’s full range of vehicles plus various ancillary products and services across multiple brands, including Avis, Budget, Payless Car Rental, Apex Car Rentals and Maggiore.

Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform connects to the Galileo, Apollo and Worldspan GDSs.

“We’re pleased to extend our relationship with Travelport,” said Scott Deaver, executive vice president & chief marketing officer of the Avis Budget Group. “Showcasing our products and services on their Travel Commerce Platform gives travellers more choice and flexibility when booking car rental and provides a great opportunity for us to accelerate growth.”

Car rental is one the key sectors in which Travelport is aiming to expand, as part of its “Beyond Air” growth strategy.

“With Travelport’s industry-leading technology and services, Avis Budget Group will be able to deliver rates and availability in a visually rich and cohesive way to connect with travel agents worldwide,” commented Niklas Andreen, Travelport’s senior vice president & managing director of hospitality.

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