Latest version of the hotel booking engine integrates superior user interface with extensive new content – now offering over 450,000 unique hotel properties and one million room deals
Langley, UK, 2013-05-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions and data for the global travel industry, has unveiled a series of significant enhancements and extensive new content to Travelport Rooms and More™ – its industry-leading, B2B hotel booking engine. The new version, which was developed following customer feedback, sets an industry-leading standard of over 450 000 unique hotel properties and one million room offers all fully bookable through one portal.
Enhancements to the new version of Travelport Rooms and More™, which was originally launched in summer 2011, includes a fresh look and feel, a more user-friendly, next generation interface and faster commission payment processes for travel agents. All enhancements have been made in response to travel agency feedback and are designed to make booking hotels even faster, easier and more profitable for travel agents. Recent Euromonitor estimates indicate that the global hotel sector is likely to continue growing steadily in value and could be worth $628bn by 2017, a growth of 35% compared to 2012.
As part of the enhanced version, Travelport has also integrated new content from leading hotel aggregators lowcostbeds.com, Quickbeds.com, and, most recently, the UAE’s Destinations of the World.
According to Travelport’s Niklas Andréen, GVP Hospitality and Partner Marketing, the time was right to invest in a number of useful upgrades: “We are a firm believer in listening carefully to our customers and then evolving our products based on their feedback. The next evolution of Travelport Rooms and More needed to deliver even faster navigation, allowing agents to really take advantage of our unbeatable choice of hotel content, as well as simplified processes. For example, a key challenge for our agency customers was the collection of their commissions and so this was also an area we have also focused on.”
Travelport Rooms and More has grown steadily in popularity amongst travel agents since its launch nearly two years ago and is now being used in six languages in over 70 countries. For those travel agents already using Travelport Rooms and More, the latest version of the booking engine can be found at www.travelportroomsandmore.com . Travel agents interested in hearing more about the tool, regardless of what GDS they are using, can also visit this site for more information.
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About Travelport (www.travelport.com)
Travelport is a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions and data to companies operating in the global travel industry.
With a presence in over 170 countries, approximately 3,500 employees and 2012 net revenue of more than $2 billion, Travelport is comprised of the global distribution system (GDS) business, which includes the Galileo and Worldspan brands, its Airline IT Solutions business and a majority joint venture in eNett.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Travelport is a privately owned company.
Kate Aldridge, Senior Corporate Communications Director, APAC and EMEA
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