One of the world’s leading travel groups, TUI
Travel, has signed a multi-year agreement with Travelport GDS to
distribute its extensive car content to users of its Galileo GDS.
The content, which will be made available through a direct connect
to TUI’s Car-Hire Platform, will be available later in the summer.
The agreement marks
the start of a broader working relationship between the two
companies. Further content and distribution
agreements are expected over the coming months.
The TUI Car-Hire
Platform run by its subsidiary MicronNexus, GmbH, a leading
provider of interfaces to both local and global car rental
suppliers, gives customers access to car rental in nearly 24,000
car hire locations and over 50,000 broker locations with over 100
local and international suppliers.
Galileo users will be
able to make, cancel and amend bookings for car hire through their
normal GDS booking processes, whilst offering their customers
important new local car hire content not previously bookable on
the system such as Auto Jardim in Portugal, Avia in the Canary
Islands or Nizza Cars in Andalucia.
Jane Lewis, Travelport
GDS’s Senior Director, Hospitality and Car Rental, EMEA and Asia
Pacific, said, “We are always looking for relevant new content to
offer our agency customers so that they can offer even better
customer service and increase their revenue streams at a time of
reduced commissions. The new car hire content provided through
this agreement with TUI Travel really complements our current
content offering. This is great news!”
Andreas Nau, TUI
Travel PLC’s Head of Product Platforms and Strategic Buying,
“We are delighted to sign this deal with Travelport GDS. It is
another step in cementing our position as leader in the area of
car hire technology with our MicronNexus platform and is a win win
scenario for everyone. Our loyal local car hire suppliers now have
the possibility to approach new customer segments otherwise out of
their reach. We will also benefit from distribution to leisure and
corporate travel agents as well as online travel distributors.”
Initially the new content will be made available to users
of Galileo but the agreement will also extend to users of the
Worldspan platform over the coming months.
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