Travelport GDS recently signed agreements with two
leading hotel content providers that will be available on the Galileo
and Worldspan GDS platforms. China’s DerbySoft and India’s Etours CRS
will offer Travelport connected travel agents access to thousands of
hotel properties in both China and India.
“We are delighted to offer our travel agency
customers access to an expanded range of hotel content in two key
travel markets in Asia – India and China. These content agreements
will further reinforce Travelport as a leading source of GDS hotel
bookings in the Asia Pacific region,” said Brad Holman, Managing
Director of Travelport GDS – Asia Pacific.
currently provides travel agents with real-time access to more
than 400 hotel brands and over 80,000 properties worldwide. The
agreement with DerbySoft and Etours will significantly enhance the
choice and mix of hotel properties in both China and India.
Shanghai-based DerbySoft has direct connections to more than 1,000
independent hotels in China while Mumbai-based Etours’ inventory
includes 1,800 hotels in more than 300 cities across India.
“We’re pleased that Travelport has selected DerbySoft as one
of its first direct connect partners. This is an important step in
broadening our distribution reach for the unique hotel content
available in our system. Travelport’s subscribers can benefit from
a broader mix of hotels in China in addition to better rates and
availability,” said Dave Revelle, DerbySoft’s Director of Business
Yogesh Rathi, Founder and Chief
Executive Officer of Etours CRS, added, “This strategic partnership with Travelport
GDS will not only enhance Etours’ global reach but will present
Travelport connected agents with a new range of hotel properties
in India, varying from deluxe five star establishments to smaller
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