Travelport has signed a long-term agreement with
AXESS International Network, a leading Japanese GDS owned by Japan
Under the new agreement, AXESS will be hosted by
Travelport in its Atlanta data center as a partition of the
Travelport global distribution system.
The new upgraded AXESS GDS system, which
will provide enhanced functionality to connected travel agency
users, is expected to be implemented by 2013.
By adopting Travelport’s technology
infrastructure, the AXESS GDS system will be enhanced with
improved connectivity to airlines and a significant increase in
the range of fares, shopping, hotel and car rental capabilities
available for use by Japanese travel agencies and corporations.
When fully implemented, the agreement will also allow for AXESS
bookings to be retrieved and modified worldwide by any travel
agent using a Travelport GDS terminal, enhancing customer service
for Japanese travellers.
Ms Nakano, CEO of AXESS International Network,
“We are honoured to enter into this partnership with Travelport
and feel very confident that it will enable us to expand our
Japanese GDS business further. This agreement is very much aligned
to our overall strategic ambitions and our ongoing commitment to
remain the most innovative GDS in Japan. With the benefit of Travelport’s leading-edge technology, AXESS will continue to
enhance its GDS business model to suit the local needs of the Japanese market. I look forward to a long and successful
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