G.D.S. / C.R.S.
|March 13, 2015|
Travelport Renews Partnership With Accor Hotels
|Travelport has today announced it has signed a new content agreement with Accor, one of the world's largest hotel groups, with more than 3,700 hotels and 470,000 rooms in 92 countries.|
The new agreement gives Travelport's 67,000 globally connected travel agency customers continued access to Accor's availability and room rates, as well as new and enhanced content.
Accor also plans to take advantage of increased functionality from Travelport's innovative point of sale solutions, by providing rich static content directly into Travelport's Hotel Content Plus database. It will also take advantage of alternate payment solutions such as the ability to facilitate single-use credit card payments and pre-pay reservations (even when pre-payment is not a condition of the booking).
Today's announcement helps to cement Travelport's leading position in the hospitality sector, offering travel agency customers the largest inventory of hotel properties on any travel platform in the world as well as really redefining functionality for both travel agents and hoteliers.
Keith Harrison, Head of Hotel Providers at Travelport, commented: "We're thrilled to extend our association with Accor, one of the leading hotel groups in the world. Accor has demonstrated over the years its willingness to embrace new technology and innovation and our partnership over the years is testament to that. We are particularly pleased that Accor has recognised the increased opportunities our Travel Commerce Platform can help deliver and we look forward to working even closer together in future years."
Accor is the world's leading hotel operator, with 470,000 rooms in 3,700 hotels across 14 trusted brands in 92 countries. The company is organized around two distinct divisions, HotelServices, which operates and franchises the hotels and HotelInvest, which is a hotel owner and investor. The Accor hotels sit in three segments from budget to luxury which are constantly reinventing their concept to satisfy the needs of business and leisure customers around the globe. Accor brands include in luxury-upscale; Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery and Grand Mercure, The Sebel, midscale; Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure and Adagio and economy; ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1. The Group boasts a powerful digital ecosystem, notably its booking portal accorhotels.com, its brand websites and its loyalty program Le Club Accorhotels.
The Group's 170,000 employees benefit from working for a company that believes in progression and has an industry leading training program, the Accor Académie. Since its creation 45 years ago, Accor is making innovation and sustainable hospitality the focus of its strategic vision as well as of its customer-centric approach development and innovation process.
Travelport is a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry. With a presence in over 170 countries, over 3,400 employees and 2014 net revenue of $2.1 billion, Travelport is comprised of:
A Travel Commerce Platform through which it 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 marketplace. In addition, Travelport has leveraged its domain expertise in the travel industry to design a pioneering B2B payment solution that addresses the needs of travel intermediaries to efficiently and securely settle travel transactions.
Technology Services through which it provides critical IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions, enabling them to focus on their core business competencies and reduce costs.
Travelport is headquartered in Langley, UK.