Langley, UK, 2015-10-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has continued to be recognised for its industry leading point of sale solution, Travelport Smartpoint, this time picking up the Innovation Award at the Dutch Travel Industry Congress. Travelport fought off competition from five other nominees to win the coveted award, sponsored by ANVR and Schiphol Airport. This year’s Congress was held in Abu Dhabi on Saturday 10th October and was attended by 250 of the Netherlands’ top industry leaders.
Frank Oostdam from ANVR commented: “A key factor in the judge’s decision making process for this award was the impact the innovation had on the end traveller and the judges wanted to recognise a company that has really placed the customer at the heart of its offering. The point of sale tool that Travelport has developed achieves this, offering travel agents new and impressive functionally which consumers ultimately benefit from, such as the display of branded fares and ancillaries. Congratulations to the Travelport team on this well-deserved win.”
Marco van Ieperen, Travelport’s Managing Director for the Benelux commented: “It is fantastic to have picked up this award. Travelport has strategically invested over $580m in our Platform since 2012 with a clear focus on redefining travel commerce and on delivering genuinely innovative products and solutions that meet the unmet needs of the travel industry and we are seeing the results. This award is for all of our travel agency customers who have adopted Smartpoint and our colleagues at Travelport who are working to help grow our customers’ businesses. Thank you to the sponsors of the award and the jury for this recognition.”
Travelport is a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. With a presence in over 170 countries, over 3,500 employees and 2014 net revenue of over $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, U.K. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the symbol “TVPT”.
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