HRG signs landmark deal with TravelSky

Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) has signed a major new agreement with Chinese GDS, TravelSky.

The five-year deal grants HRG access to the full version of BlueSky, software platform developed by TravelSky specifically for corporate travellers, consisting of a CRS and online booking tool.

The partnership also designates TravelSky as HRG China’s sole GDS provider for the next five years and grants HRG access to the full version of the BlueSky platform.

“We are very privileged to be able to fully utilise BlueSky’s CRS and online booking tool. Its ability to provide accurate real-time information makes it the most advanced travel booking system in the Chinese travel market,” said Tony Hopwood, HRG’s Director Business Technology for Asia Pacific. “BlueSky’s system enhancements will yield a number of benefits for our clients. Features such as best buy, lowest fare search and itinerary generator will provide a wider, more detailed range of travel options. While traveller profiles, company profiles and waiting lists will increase our travel consultant’s productivity by up to 20%, resulting in significant cost savings for clients,” he added.

HRG said the integration between BlueSky’s online booking tool and the CRS will shorten the booking process, offering “increased convenience and a more efficient and quicker travel approval”.

Peng Bo, the General Manager of TravelSky’s GDS Business Department commented; “We take great pleasure in supporting HRG’s operations in China and we look forward to this progressive partnership with HRG. With its local and international expertise and its global network, we believe this relationship is a prime opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences to further develop our technology to provide our users with more extensive services.”

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