Travelport Partners with Avis & Budget

4th Aug 2004

Travelport Corporate Solutions
today announced an agreement with Avis Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car that deliver discounts on car rentals for Travelport corporate customers using Travelport’s complete “end-to-end” package of services that combines online booking, GDS, fulfillment and customer support from a single source.Announced as the three companies participate in the annual National Business Travel Association’s (NBTA) trade show and conference in Orlando, the agreement provides Travelport customers a market leading package of services including discounted rental rates and enhanced loyalty benefits.

The new car rental rates and options will be seamlessly integrated into Travelport’s online booking tool at companies employing Travelport’s complete solution of services and displayed for their users within car rental search results.

Although operating in separate divisions, Travelport, Avis and Budget are all owned by Cendant.

“With their extensive fleets and impressive services, Travelport could not ask for better partners than Avis and Budget when it comes to offering business travelers the best in car rental,” said Charlotte Blackwell, Travelport vice president of marketing and product. “This agreement demonstrates the strength of Travelport to bring first class products at discounted rates to specifically meet the needs of today’s corporate travel customers.”

“We are pleased to include both Avis and Budget in the Travelport offering,” said Kaye Ceille, vice president of Travel Industry Sales.  “We are determined to provide great rates and great service to the corporate market and Travelport represents a fast growing channel for us to do so.”


Launched last year at NBTA, Travelport’s complete “end-to-end” corporate travel solution was the first to offer an integrated set of online booking, GDS, fulfillment and customer support services from a single source. Built simply and only for business travel, this model offers corporate customers the opportunity for greater savings though discounted rates, seamless integration and increased productivity available with technology while efficiently delivering high touch service when needed. Because there is a single point of contact, customers also receive a higher level of transparency, responsiveness and accountability.

“As our roster of companies using Travelport’s complete end-to-end solution continues to grow, these are the type of discounts and deals Travelport is able to offer,” said Blackwell. “The message is simple - you buy Travelport, you get the highest quality content at the best prices on the market.”


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