Travelport announces new multi-year deal with The Appointment Group

Langley, UK, 2015-2-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, today announced a new multi-year deal with The Appointment Group (TAG).

TAG is an award-winning global, independent travel and event management company which tailors travel and events for high-end corporations, VIP individuals and luxury travelers. TAG will fully utilize Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform, gaining access to fares and ancillaries from the world’s leading network and low cost carriers, the largest inventory of hotel properties on a travel platform in the world, car rental locations, rail and cruise-lines. Travelport’s API will be feeding hotel content to TAG’s award winning MaJic product and Travelport will be providing the company with its industry-renowned point of sale product, Travelport Smartpoint.

Ian Patterson, Joint Chief Operating Officer at TAG, said: “For over 25 years, TAG has been devoted to servicing the corporate travel demands of global organizations and bespoke luxury travel requirements for exclusive clientele. Our focus is on providing an exceptional service and we look forward to this new partnership with Travelport which allows us access to unrivalled travel content. This new deal will mean that we can offer a superior service to our customers and better meet the needs of our business.”

Simon Ferguson, Managing Director UK and Ireland at Travelport, said: “Travelport recently awarded TAG with the Travelport innovation award, in association with the Guild of Travel Management Companies, following its creation of a global booking and reporting system called TAG Desktop and we are pleased to have agreed a new partnership with such a forward-thinking travel and event management company. We look forward to supporting TAG with its future innovations and developing a strong partnership for the future.”


About Travelport (
Travelport is a 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 3,400 employees and 2013 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 recently completed its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the symbol “TVPT”.

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