Travelport and Al Tayyar Travel Group – one of the largest travel companies in the Middle East and Africa – have strengthened their partnership with the signing of a new multi-year agreement, which will see both companies significantly enhance their business.
As part of the renewed three-year partnership, Al Tayyar Travel Group will take advantage of Travelport’s new generation technology to expand their online business.
A key part of this will be the adoption of Travelport Universal API – the leading edge technology that enables travel agencies to streamline the booking process by re-aggregating currently fragmented content from the GDS as well as other online sources.
Travelport Universal API also enables full access to Travelport’s air, hotel and car content, as well as High Speed Rail suppliers and Low Cost Carriers.
In addition, the two companies will continue to work closely to develop the expertise of travel professionals in the Kingdom, drive the recruitment of young Saudis in the field of travel and tourism and promote tourism initiatives in the Kingdom on a global level.
“Having worked closely with Al Tayyar Travel Group for several years now, our companies have built an incredibly strong and highly effective partnership,” said Rabih Saab, President, Travelport, Africa, Middle East & south Asia.
“Both Travelport and Al Tayyar Travel Group have ambitious growth plans in Saudi Arabia and beyond, and I am thrilled to have reached this new agreement that will continue to significantly benefit our respective businesses as well as the regional travel industry.”