A new agreement has been signed between thetrainline.com and Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, enabling Travelport’s Universal API™ travel agency customers to access and book UK Rail content provided by thetrainline.com. The two companies are also working together to make the new rail content available to all travel agents accessing one of Travelport’s desktops.
thetrainline.com, which now holds an International Sales License allowing it to sell UK Rail fares on an international basis, will work with Travelport as a distribution partner to target regions such as North America and Australasia.
Adrian Watts, Sales Director at thetrainline.com commented “This is a fantastic development, not only for thetrainline.com and Travelport, but also for the UK Rail industry as a whole as rail content will become more easily bookable by travel agents both in the UK and further afield.”
Travelport’s Klaus Kreher, Director, Business Development Rail, said “This is another example of how we are aggregating new content for our travel agency customers and distributing the way our content providers need us to support their business models.”
The new service is already live and available to all travel agents using the Travelport Universal API.