Langley, U.K., 2017-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, today (3 August 2017) announced the signing of a new, multi-year extended agreement with leading service provider to the global travel industry, DER Touristik Suisse, providing the Swiss tour operator with continued access to Travelport’s content and technology.
Through this agreement, DER Touristik Suisse AG, formerly known as Kuoni Reisen AG, continues to connect to Travelport’s leading access to global travel provider content for travel buyers and consumers via the CETS (Central European Touristic Solutions) reservation system. With Travelport, its agents can access real-time travel content from over 400 airlines, 650,000 hotel properties and over 35,000 car rental locations and benefit from intelligent, fast and accurate searching beyond just rate and availability. Furthermore, the recently implemented interface between CETS and the DER tour operator system Phoenix Unlimited, enables DER Touristik Suisse to utilize the CETS graphic interface to confidently offer the full range of the Group’s Kuoni brand and Helvetic Tours offers as well as specialist brands like Manta Reisen, Privat Safaris, asia365, railtour and Frantour, empowering it to provide personalised travel experiences for its customers.
Dieter Rumpel, Managing Director of Travelport Germany and Switzerland, commented: “We have been working closely with DER Touristik Suisse for several decades to provide the best choice and accurate search for their customers. We believe that our travel agency partners and their customers will benefit from this successful cooperation and look forward to helping DER Touristik Suisse to drive travel agent performance and improve efficiency while growing their business further.”
Marcel Schlatter, DER Touristik Suisse Spokesperson added: “Maintaining a strong relationship with Travelport Switzerland is of the highest importance for us. We value the Travelport CETS innovative and accurate booking solutions as they provide us with a fantastic opportunity to present our wide range of offers to travel agents very efficiently. This technology provides the agents with real-time search, pricing, booking, change and payment options to provide personalised itinerary creation across all touchpoints.”
About DER Touristik Suisse AG
Founded in 1906, DER Touristik Suisse AG (before July 2017: Kuoni Reisen AG) has a leading position within the Swiss travel industry. The company with its brands Kuoni, Helvetic Tours and Premium Specialists specialises in premium and tailor-made travel to both the business and leisure travelers across nine geographic regions.
Travelport is a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment, mobile and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. With a presence in approximately 180 countries, approximately 4,000 employees, our 2016 net revenue was over $2.3 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. Travelport has a leadership position in airline merchandising, hotel content and rate distribution, mobile travel commerce and 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, U.K. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the symbol “TVPT”.
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