Langley, UK, 2014-9-4 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, and Premier Inn, the UK and Ireland’s biggest and fastest growing hotel company have today announced a new distribution agreement that will make the hotel chain’s properties available to Travelport-connected travel agencies worldwide.
With over 55,000 rooms in over 670 hotel properties across the UK and Ireland, Premier Inn prides themselves on providing comfort and quality at affordable hotel prices to both leisure and business travellers.
Jackie Usher, Head of Premier Inn Sales said: “We are pleased to announce that our agreement will see Premier Inn content available to Travelport connected agents worldwide. We are very much looking forward to working with Travelport as we continue to grow, particularly with the ability to expand our brand awareness across Travelport’s global agency reach.”
Niklas Andreen, GVP Hospitality and Partner Marketing at Travelport said: “Premier Inn is the largest hotel chain in the UK, and one that we are delighted to be bringing to our Travel Agency customers worldwide. We know that our agents are demanding more hotel content than ever before to help maximise revenue opportunities, and the ability to provide Premier Inn through their existing booking process is an exciting development.”
About Travelport (www.travelport.com)
Travelport is a leading 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, approximately 3,600 employees and 2013 net revenue of $2.1 billion, Travelport is a privately owned company comprised of:
- Our Travel Commerce Platform, through which we facilitate travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in our proprietary business to business (“B2B”) travel commerce marketplace. As travel industry demands evolve, we are utilizing our Travel Commerce Platform to redefine the electronic distribution and merchandising of airline core and ancillary products, as well as extending our reach into the growing world of travel commerce beyond air, including to hotel, car rental, rail, cruise-line and tour operators. In addition, we have leveraged our 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. We also utilize the extensive data managed by our platform to provide an array of additional services, such as advertising solutions, subscription services, business intelligence data services, and marketing-oriented analytical tools to travel agencies, travel providers and other travel data users.
- Our Technology Services, through which we provide 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. We manage reservations, inventory management and other related critical systems for Delta Air Lines.
About Premier Inn
Award-winning Premier Inn is the UK’s best value hotel brand with over 670 budget hotels and more than 55,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland. Premier Inn bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms, TV with Freeview, and WiFi internet access. All Premier Inns feature a bar and restaurant; situated inside the hotel or adjacent, offering a wide range of food choices.
Premier Inn is open in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and India. On a domestic front, Premier Inn is the largest provider of budget hotels in London (within the M25)
Premier Inn supports Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The charity needs to raise £50 million every year to support the care the hospital provides to some of the UK’s sickest children.
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