Travelport has signed a new content agreement with hotel group Accor, which has more than 3,700 hotels and 470,000 rooms in 92 countries. The new agreement gives Travelport’s 67,000 globally connected travel agency customers continued access to Accor’s availability and room rates, as well as new and enhanced content.
Accor also plans to provide rich static content directly into Travelport’s Hotel Content Plus database. It will also take advantage of alternate payment solutions such as the ability to facilitate single-use credit card payments and pre-pay reservations.
Keith Harrison, head, hotel providers, Travelport said, “We’re thrilled to extend our association with Accor, one of the leading hotel groups in the world. Accor has demonstrated over the years its willingness to embrace new technology and innovation and our partnership over the years is testament to that. We are particularly pleased that Accor has recognised the increased opportunities our travel commerce platform can help deliver and we look forward to working even closer together in future years.” Harrison added.
The deal means Travelport will be able to offer its travel agency customers the largest inventory of hotel properties on any travel platform in the world as well as really redefining functionality for both travel agents and hoteliers.