Travel commerce platform, Travelport announced a new multi-year technology and content agreement with Norwegian travel agency chain, G Travel.
With 27 offices in Norway, 6 in Sweden, and an additional 17 global agencies, G Travel is one of the most expansive travel companies in the Nordics. On 2 May 2018, it has announced a new deal with the tech-solutions provider for the travel industry, Travelport.
As part of the agreement, Travelport will provide tailor-made solutions for G Travel consultants by giving them access to an intelligent, fast, and accurate search of high-quality content from over 400 airlines, 650,000 hotel properties, and 35,000 car rental locations. In addition, G Travel will benefit from being able to display, gain insights from, and sell branded fare families and ancillary products (such as paid seat assignments, baggage fees, priority boarding, etc.) from over 250 airlines that signed up to use Travelport’s merchandising technology.
“We are delighted to sign this new technology agreement with Travelport,” said Finn Vetle Hansen, CEO of G Travel.
“We need a technology partner that is fast, accurate, reliable, and for us, Travelport is leading in these capabilities today. Its edge in technological innovation and wide choice of content will enable our consultants to deliver the best travel itineraries for our customers and a truly personalized service throughout the travel experience.”
“We need a technology partner that is fast, accurate, reliable, and for us, Travelport is leading in these capabilities today”
G Travel will also be able to use Travelport Business Insights, a data analytics tool that provides real-time access to a vast range of data sources. It will help G Travel optimise supplier contracts, enhance customer service, and improve overall operational efficiencies.
As the first global distribution system (GDS) provider to be certified by IATA as a Level 3 Aggregator under its New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative, Travelport will benefit G Travel by creating NDC connections with airlines as they become available.
Peter Cramon, managing director, Nordics at Travelport, commented: “We are delighted to have signed this new partnership with G Travel. We are proud the company recognises the value our technology and content provides. It is a testament to the strength of our dedicated team of highly experienced travel tech professionals and best-in-class technology that market leaders like G Travel continually choose us to power their solutions.
“We look forward to working with the leadership team at the company to continually find new ways to set it apart from its peers and help shape its future.”