Philippine Airlines and Travelport have signed a
three year global marketing agreement that enables Galileo, Apollo
and Worldspan connected travel agents to access automated market
fares and take advantage of additional functionality until the end
The Travelport deal includes two strategic
solutions for Philippine Airlines’ customers with the
implementation of Octopus Travel hotel content on the airline’s
website and the deployment of Travelport Rapid Reprice, an
automated ticket repricing product.
Travelport’s online travel company, provides hotel
content on Philippine Airlines’ website
access to more than 21,000 hotels in 129 countries. The expanded
hotel offering provides customers with a wide mix of properties at
affordable prices ranging from one to five star hotels,
international chains to small boutique hotels. Customers can also
compare prices, view hotel locations and evaluate hotel amenities.
In a separate initiative, Philippine Airlines has also
become the first carrier in Asia to implement the industry leading
automated ticket repricing product, Travelport Rapid Reprice.
product enables Philippine Airlines to recalculate a ticket
reflecting the appropriate taxes, additional collections, refunds,
penalties or administrative fees.
The automated product minimises
revenue leakage from miscalculated collections and fees that
remain inherent in a manual repricing process. It also
significantly decreases the instances of airline debit memos due
to superior data integrity and repricing accuracy. The product
facilitates repricing of tickets irrespective of the booking
system that the ticket was issued on.
“We are glad to be
working with Travelport in offering new cutting-edge, automated
services to our customers, enhancing the features of our website
through Octopus Travel as well as the convenience of an automated repricing tool and refund for our sales offices through Rapid
Reprice,” said Enrique Javier, Vice President for Sales,
Brad Holman, President and
Managing Director of Travelport GDS – Asia Pacific added, “We are
celebrating three “firsts” in the Philippines. This signing
represents the first marketing agreement between Philippine
Airlines and Travelport. It also marks Rapid Reprice’s first
airline customer in Asia as well as Philippine Airlines’ expanded
hotel choice for customers with its tie-up with Octopus Travel.”
reissue headaches can be a thing of the past with Rapid Reprice.
The product dramatically reduces the number of key strokes
involved in repricing a ticket from around 500 strokes to less
than 10, thus improving the airline’s productivity, efficiency and
accuracy,” Holman said.
Travelport’s Rapid Reprice is
used by airlines to automate the complex, time-consuming itinerary repricing function. Rapid Reprice automatically integrates fare
and rule categories from SITA and Airline Tariff Publishing
Company (ATPCO) including voluntary changes, net fares, private
fares and fare-by-rule.
product was first launched in 1999 via the Worldspan GDS platform
and more than 27 million transactions were processed using
Travelport Rapid Reprice last year. More than 100 million fully
automated transactions have been processed since launch,
demonstrating the product’s unique functionality and scalability.
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