UK based travel tech firm Travelport announced new partnerships with five airlines today.
The announcement flows the signing of multi-year agreements with Regional Express (Australia), Solomon Airlines (Solomon Islands), Air Vanuatu (Vanuatu), Samoa Airways (Samoa) and Air Tahiti Nui (French Polynesia).
The upgraded contracts will see the Pacific region airlines extend their relationships with Travelport, supporting them with access to in excess of 68,000 agencies worldwide and reaching hundreds of millions of potential customers.
Brett Gebers, CEO of Solomon Airlines, said: “We are delighted to continue the collaboration with Travelport, which has been a trustworthy partner of ours. The pioneering platform and solutions of Travelport have provided strong support for our growth and we look forward to commencing the new phase of our partnership.”
“We already have a strong presence in Australia and New Zealand”
Chris Ramm, vice president for Asia Pacific, air partners at Travelport, said: “The increasing appeal of the Pacific to global travellers has given us great confidence to further explore this region.
We already have a strong presence in Australia and New Zealand, and have been gradually expanding our ties with Pacific Island airlines. We believe the ongoing or planned fleet renewal and infrastructure development by these carriers will significantly rejuvenate the regional tourism sector.”