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Travelport, Webjet enter long-term technology partnership

July 10, 2019: Travel technology company Travelport has won in the competitive bidding process for a new long-term technology contract by Australia and New Zealand’s online travel agency, Webjet.

The partnership will see Webjet continue to enjoy real-time access to a broad range of high-quality content from over 400 airlines, hundreds of thousands of hotel properties, and 37,000 car rental locations.
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The partnership will see Webjet continue to enjoy real-time access to a broad range of high-quality content from over 400 airlines, hundreds of thousands of hotel properties, and 37,000 car rental locations.

July 10, 2019: Travel technology company Travelport has won in the competitive bidding process for a new long-term technology contract by Australia and New Zealand’s online travel agency, Webjet.

Under the agreement, Webjet will participate in initiatives driven by Travelport involving IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard. NDC is a travel industry-supported programme launched by IATA that will enable the travel industry to transform the way air products are retailed to corporations, leisure and business travellers. Travelport was the first GDS operator to manage live bookings using the new standard in October 2018.

Commenting on the partnership, Shelley Beasley, group chief commercial officer at Webjet said, “We are delighted to extend our agreement with Travelport. The company has been a highly-valued technology partner to Webjet for close to 20 years and we continue to be impressed by the quality, speed and reliability of its solutions as well as its dedication to lead change in the industry, which now extends to IATA NDC.”

The partnership will see Webjet continue to enjoy real-time access to a broad range of high-quality content from over 400 airlines, hundreds of thousands of hotel properties, and 37,000 car rental locations. In addition, it will benefit from Travelport’s search, automation, shopping and booking technologies, while accessing valuable data, business logic and profiling functionality on a single platform.

Webjet will soon deploy Travelport Trip Services, allowing it to utilise the industry’s latest APIs to efficiently perform mobile-optimised search across the full range of Travelport content. With faster, lighter and more accurate search responses, Webjet will better fulfil the demands of its travellers.

Stephen Shurrock, Travelport’s chief commercial officer, commented, “Webjet is one of the most advanced and agile online travel agencies with whom we work globally. We are proud of the role Travelport has played in contributing to its success and look forward to extending this with technology initiatives, including NDC, to serve customers better and continue our leadership in online travel provision.”

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