Langley, 2014-8-29 — /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, has today announced a new e-ticketing service for Deutsche Bahn (DB), one of the world’s leading rail and logistics companies.
Travelport’s dedicated rail booking tool for Deutsche Bahn, DB RailMaster, now issues tickets directly to passengers’ smartphones via a newly designed mobile ticketing solution. ‘Mobile Device Tickets’ will be accepted on Deutsche Bahn trains in Germany. The process makes booking rail travel as convenient as possible for passengers, and saves travel agents time and money.
All Deutsche Bahn national and international agencies that work with Travelport’s DB RailMaster can access the service, which has now gone live, at no additional cost. Agents can reserve passenger-specific seats on Deutsche Bahn trains.
Travelport is the first global distribution system to offer the mobile ticket service for Deutsche Bahn and the solution marks a great technological step forward for the two billion passengers that use the rail system in Germany each year.
Klaus Kreher, Commercial Director at Travelport added, “Travelport is helping to redefine travel commerce and our latest initiative for Deutsche Bahn is a perfect example of this. We are supporting Deutsche Bahn by selling their services, their way and this solution allows them to offer their customers an innovative, convenient ticketing solution in Germany and abroad.”
Felix Bracker, Head of International Sales at Deutsche Bahn added, “We have experienced a long and fruitful partnership with Travelport and are delighted that it now offers this new, innovative solution. We hope that our customers, as well as travel agencies around the world will benefit from the enhanced user experience.”
Travelport and Deutsche Bahn have a 14 year relationship and DB RailMaster is distributed in 23 countries around the world.
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.
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