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Travelport enters into content deal

A new multi-year technology and content agreement was recently signed between Travelport and Airtrade Holland BV, the Dutch leader in the field of travel technology.

Under the new agreement, Airtrade will utilise Travelport’s open platform and Universal API technology to deliver its customers informed content in real-time from over 400 airlines, 650,000 hotel properties and 35,000 car rental locations. With 250 airlines signed up to use Travelport’s unique merchandising technology, Airtrade will also be able to display, gain powerful information around, and sell branded fare families and ancillary products (such as paid seat assignments, baggage fees, priority boarding, etc) from these airlines. As the first and only global distribution system (GDS) to be certified by IATA as a Level 3 Aggregator under its New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative, Travelport will soon further benefit Airtrade by creating NDC connections with airlines as they become available.
Jeroen Martron, CEO, Airtrade, commented, “We are delighted to sign a strategic technology agreement with Travelport to power our travel products. We strongly believe that the company’s edge in technological innovation and wide choice of content will ensure our customers get relevant and personalised information they need to create memorable trips.”
Erik van Markus, Country Manager—Netherlands, Travelport, said, “We are looking forward to working closely with Airtrade to achieve its business goals and expansion strategy. It is testament to our in-depth knowledge of the travel industry and best-inclass technology that travel leaders like Airtrade continually choose us to power their solutions. I look forward to seeing the business and its customers reap the many benefits this partnerships will provide.”

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