Travelport and New Zealand’s World Travellers Group announce new multi-year agreement

Travelport and New Zealand’s World Travellers Group announce new multi-year agreement


Langley, U.K., 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and World Travellers Group, a New Zealand-based travel retail network with over 25 retail locations and mobile travel businesses across the country, today (22 February 2017) announces a new multi-year agreement which will see World Travellers Group continue to partner with Travelport as its preferred travel technology provider for its agency members.

Under the agreement, agents at World Travellers Group can continue to access Travelport’s unrivalled travel content, enabling them to search, book and sell air tickets and ancillary services from over 400 of the world’s leading airlines, 650,000 unique hotel properties and 36,000 car rental locations worldwide. Agents are also able to access rich, graphical information of over 200 airlines now live on Travelport’s innovative merchandising technology, Rich Content and Branding, including: Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Soloman Airlines and Fiji Airways.

Eden Stevenson, Chief Executive Officer, the World Travellers Group, said, “After a comprehensive tender process and analysis all of the available technology providers, World Travellers is pleased to announce that it has once again chosen Travelport as our preferred partner.  It is clear that Travelport’s technology continue to be the right fit for the future success of our business.  We very much look forward to working with the Travelport team in the years to come.”

Kaylene Shuttlewood, Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, Travelport said, “We are delighted that the World Travellers Group has selected Travelport again as their preferred travel technology provider, and look forward to assisting them during their next phase of growth.”

Delivered via its innovative travel commerce platform and award-winning Smartpoint point-of-sale system, Travelport’s content is being used by 68,000 travel agencies across 180 countries worldwide.

About Travelport
Travelport is a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment, mobile and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.  With a presence in approximately 180 countries, approximately 4,000 employees, and an additional approximately 1,000 employees at IGT Solutions Private Ltd who provide us with application development services, our 2016 net revenue was over $2.3 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.  Travelport has a leadership position in airline merchandising, hotel content and rate distribution, mobile travel commerce and 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”.

About World Travellers
World Travellers was formed in 2010 as a fresh new brand of travel agencies for those seeking a trusted way of planning travel, executed personally, professionally and with maximum care and expertise.

The group is made up of highly successful, like-minded travel agency owner-operators, each with decades of experience. World Travellers is a 100% locally-owned cooperative company which offers innovative and fresh travel solutions to customers. The group has over 25 retail and mobile travel businesses located throughout New Zealand.

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Naomi Mathew
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Source: Travelport