Langley, UK, 2015-8-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform has today announced a new agreement with UNISTER Travel, the leading provider of online travel services in Germany. UNISTER Travel operates a number of high-profile online travel portals in Germany, with brands such as Ab-In-Den-Urlaub.de, Ab-In-Den-Urlaub-Deals.de, Fluege.de and Reisen.de which together attract over 10 million unique users per month.
Under the new agreement, UNISTER Travel’s customers will now be able to access Travelport’s unrivalled travel content from, for example, the world’s leading national and low cost carriers. UNISTER Travel will take advantage of Travelport’s ground-breaking Universal API, giving them the flexibility to design customised user interfaces for their travel portals. It will also make use of Travelport’s Rapid Reprice product for more efficient ticket re-issuing and its Search Control Console product to tailor the relevancy of search results to traveler needs.
The news is another positive step forward for Travelport as it continues to grow its reputation and presence in the German travel industry, Europe’s largest, and comes on the back of other high-profile deals concluded earlier this year including the acquisition of German tour operator distribution company, travel-IT.
Jüergen Witte, Travelport’s Regional Managing Director for Germany and Switzerland commented: “Thanks to targeted investments Travelport has made in its Travel Commerce Platform in recent years, bringing new and innovative products and technology to the industry, as well as even more relevant content, we can offer UNISTER Travel, its online travel portals and its customers genuine added value and meet some of their previously unmet needs. We believe this will make an important contribution to UNISTER Travel’s business success and their growth strategy over the coming years.”
Boris Raoul, CEO of UNISTER Travel commented: “UNISTER Travel is already one of the leading suppliers of flight tickets in the German travel industry. The integration of Travelport’s innovative technology into our portals will help us to further optimise the unique selection and variety of flight offerings for our customers.”
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About Travelport (www.travelport.com)
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”.
About UNISTER Travel (www.unister-travel.de)
UNISTER Travel, with portals such as Fluege.de and Ab-In-Den-Urlaub.de as well as the dynamic tour operator Urlaubstours, is the leading provider of online travel services in Germany. In addition to flights, the subsidiary Travel Viva also plays a leading role in the online sale of flight tickets.
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