Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China, 2015-7-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $8 trillion global travel and tourism industry, today announces a new content and data partnership agreement with Alitrip (www.alitrip.com), the online travel platform of the Alibaba Group.
With this partnership, Alitrip will have access to Travelport’s pricing and availability data to support its own fare and shopping platform, as well as the use of Travelport’s suite of flagship shopping products: ePricing and Search Control Console, which will improve Alitrip’s content richness and operational efficiency.
This partnership agreement also enables Alitrip to expand their merchant and customer base outside of mainland China, working with Travelport and Travelport enabled agencies. On the other side of the equation, Travelport’s connected agents and partners will benefit from having a simpler access to the growing demand from mainland China by participating on the Alitrip platform.
Zheng Zhou, General Manager of Alitrip’s Transportation Business Unit said: “We are impressed with the quality of Travelport’s content feed which supports our online platform. With this partnership we can now have a more efficient way to engage the wider agency community and bring them onto the Alitrip platform. This will provide our users with the best fare options.”
Mark Meehan, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Travelport, described the agreement: “We are delighted to have Alitrip as our newest online partner. Travelport has led the development of technologies that support online travel platforms such as Alitrip. We are excited to work with the most successful name in e-commerce and help bring that same success to online travel commerce.”
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About Alitrip (www.alitrip.com)
Previously known as “Taobao Travel,” Alitrip was established as an independent online travel booking platform in October 2014. It currently has a large number of quality merchants on its platform providing Chinese consumers with a range of products and services including domestic and international flight tickets, hotel bookings, vacation packages and visa applications. Alitrip is dedicated to creating value for consumers by offering wide product selections, customized products, comprehensive after-sales protection and an innovative user experience. Alitrip is a business unit of Alibaba Group.
About Travelport (www.travelport.com)
Travelport is a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $8 trillion global travel and tourism industry. With a presence in over 170 countries, approximately 3,400 employees and 2014 net revenue of $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, UK. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the symbol “TVPT”.
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