A global agreement was inked between hotel loyalty innovator Wanup and Travelport under which the former will make a selection of Travelport’s 650,000 bookable hotel properties to complement its own hotel collection, based on rating, destination and hotel style.
Launched in 2016, and based in Barcelona, Wanup is a loyalty club offering immediate rewards from a diverse collection of hotels, allowing travellers to enjoy their perks, but without feeling compelled to stay with one hotel chain. When booking a hotel, members earn rewards in the form of travel cash, along with travel benefits and digital media subscriptions to enhance their hotel experience.
The multi-year agreement sees Travelport as its preferred travel commerce platform, giving access to global travel provider content. This aggregates the most comprehensive content from multiple sources, including vast numbers of unique, independent hotel properties providing Wanup with access to both unrivalled content and functionality through a single connection. It allows Wanup members to benefit from intelligent, fast and accurate search beyond just rate and availability. Carlo Alvarez Spagnolo, Global Partnerships Director, Wanup, commented, “We look forward to this new opportunity for our company, as this relationship makes it possible to accelerate international expansion, while we continue to enhance our value proposition for partner hotels and consumers. We chose Travelport because they can support our aspirational growth with its rich, global hotel content and flexible uAPI technology.”
Niklas Andreen, Vice President and Managing Director, Global Hospitality and Digital, Travelport, added, “This agreement proves the value of the Travelport Commerce Platform and the importance of the company’s hotel inventory. Working with Wanup, an innovative loyalty club solution and hotel industry innovator, shows the flexibility of our platform to accommodate needs of any Travel Companies business model. We are pleased that our large inventory gives them an opportunity to improve its performance by scaling its business and increasing the revenue.”