Bangalore, India, 2014-10-3 — /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, last week launched its industry-leading Travelport Universal API (Application Programming Interface) to developers and customers in India.
Over the course of the week, Travelport delivered a number of workshops and presentations as part of the launch in both Delhi (Wednesday 24th September) and in Bangalore (Thursday 25th & Friday 26th September).
Now available in 100 countries, Travelport Universal API is the industry’s first truly universal API that aggregates content from its Travel Commerce Platform, including airfares, airline merchandising and ancillary content, hotels, car and rail content, and makes it available to developers creating their own travel applications through a single connection. The technology also enables developers to access and integrate multiple content sources by writing code to only one solution thereby allowing travel agencies to quickly and efficiently develop and differentiate their offering and enabling independent software developers to efficiently build their own travel applications.
As well as giving access to multiple sources of content through one connection, the Universal API also allows developers to access all the necessary business logic to make booking travel efficient such as search, pricing and profiling functionality as well as products such as Flex Explore, Travelport Merchandising Platform and Travelport Rooms and More.
Mr. Rabih Saab, Travelport’s President and Managing Director, Africa, Middle East and South Asia, commented, “We are delighted to launch the Travelport Universal API in India and know that developers in this region see real value in this technology which helps them develop innovative, next generation new travel web sites, apps and other solutions quickly and efficiently.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anil Parashar, President and CEO, InterGlobe Technology Quotient Pvt. Ltd, added, “The launch of the Travelport Universal API in India has the potential to unlock innovative development in the region and is the only API of its kind that aggregates travel content from multiple sources and make it available through a single source.
A complete development resource center is accessible through a single dedicated developer website www.developer.travelport.com to support integration and implementation.
Notes to editors
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 3,600 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 commerce 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 September 25, 2014, and now trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TVPT”.
About Travelport (www.travelport.com)
For further information on Universal API, please visit www.developer.travelport.com
Karen Morrison, PR Manager, Africa, Middle East and South Asia E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +971 52 656 5962