IHG signs deal with Travelport

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a new, long-term full content agreement with business services provider Travelport.

IGH manages more rooms than any other hotel group and under the terms of the deal with provide its entire stock to all Travelport customers.

The UK-based hotel chain’s full rates will be included on Travelport using the Best Available Rate (BAR) program, Travelport Pricing Plus and Travelport XML Pro Technology Solution.

“IHG seeks long-term partnerships that fortify our business by expanding our reach and sales,” said Andrew Rubinacci, vice president, Distribution & Intermediary Sales, IHG.

“We established an XML Pro interface to Worldspan in 2008 and experienced greater transaction efficiency, speed and accuracy.

“Travelport is a leader in XML solutions, and we’re eager to use their next-gen XML Pro Technology Solution across all three of their GDSs, and to increase the relevance of data we provide agents during the shopping process.”