More evidence that the tour and activity sector is finally going mainstream, with Travelport giving agents tools to sell products from suppliers direct to leisure travellers.
Travelport is trying to meet the needs of third party IT specialists keen to access its data and services by opening up its Universal API programme to developers.
Gordon Wilson, hosting his first earnings call today as Travelport’s president and CEO, says Travelport is taking an increased share of GDS bookings at Priceline.
HRG, the global travel management group, signed a global agreement to use the Travelport Universal API.
Offline agencies booking through the new Travelport Universal API will get Southwest live availability and last seat inventory because the airline is connecting to the API as part of an expanded multiyear content agreement.