‘Travelport Featured Property’ now available for purchase through TravelClick. TravelClick Becomes Only Provider to Offer a Full Suite of Advertising Products for Hotels on All Major Global Distribution Systems.
NEW YORK, 2014-11-14 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelClick, a global provider of innovative cloud-based solutions that enable hotels to grow revenue, has announced it has expanded its partnership with Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry.
The expanded relationship will allow TravelClick to sell advertising products to hotels for display to the 67,000 Travelport connected travel agency customers around the world. It includes access to key Travelport products such as Travelport Featured Property which offers priority placement of a hotel during a travel agent’s search, providing hotels with a clear, visible advantage at the point-of-sale. TravelClick’s product offerings continue to include Travelport Headlines, which displays hotel advertising directly on travel agency screens.
TravelClick is now the only company to sell both advertising and preference products on all major Global Distribution Systems and confirms TravelClick’s leading position as a media provider who can plan and optimize hotel media investments across all GDS platforms. TravelClick’s ability to sell advertising products on all major platforms will lead to smarter, more efficient media solutions for its hotel clients.
“Travel agents serve a unique audience and generate a higher average daily rate,” said Jason Ewell, Executive Vice President, Global Product for TravelClick. “Travelport Featured Property is another proven program that helps hotels to capture bookings from travel agents. TravelClick and Travelport have built a strong partnership over the last three years and TravelClick is excited to now offer all of Travelport’s innovative products.”
Niklas Andréen, GVP Hospitality and Partner Marketing for Travelport said: “Travelport has the largest inventory of hotel properties on any travel platform in the world. Of the 600,000 hotel properties we serve, over 500,000 of these are independents. TravelClick works with tens of thousands of hotels and crucially, has local, on-the-ground experts that understand conditions in their area as well as the broader hotel business. This makes them the perfect partner and I’m thrilled that we’re extending our already strong relationship. TravelClick will help us reach more hotels and in turn, allow them to increase their visibility on our Travel Commerce Platform through our new and innovative products.”
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About TravelClick, Inc.
TravelClick (TravelClick.com) provides innovative cloud-based solutions for hotels around the globe to grow their revenue, reduce costs and improve performance. TravelClick offers hotels world-class reservation solutions, business intelligence products, and comprehensive media and marketing solutions to help hotels grow their business. With local experts around the globe, we help more than 38,000 hotel clients in over 160 countries drive profitable room reservations through better revenue management decisions, proven reservation technology and innovative marketing. Since 1999, TravelClick has helped hotels leverage the web to effectively navigate the complex global distribution landscape. TravelClick has offices in New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Barcelona, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, Melbourne, Orlando, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. Follow us on twitter.com/TravelClick and facebook.com/TravelClick.
About Travelport (www.travelport.com)
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”.
Mark Hamilton, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
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