Travelport chosen as The Travel Network Group’s preferred GDS

Travelport chosen as The Travel Network Group’s preferred GDS

Travelport, a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions and data for the global travel industry, today announces a new five year full-content agreement with The Travel Network Group. The new agreement names Travelport as The Travel Network Group’s preferred GDS for the twelfth year running.

The Travel Network Group champions the independent travel market for over 800 members. The Group will participate in Travelport Universal Desktop proof of concept and will work with its members to investigate implementing Travelport mobile technologies.

“We have stayed with Travelport because they are a proven partner with a bright future in terms of technology”, explained Martin Andrew, Group Commercial Director, The Travel Network Group. “We’ve been impressed by the open platform and real breadth of content, from increased hotel and leisure options to new low cost carrier content.”

“The Travel Network Group is a partner looking for new, innovative technologies to benefit their extensive membership community”, commented Simon Ferguson, UK & Ireland Regional Director at Travelport. “Once implemented, Travelport Mobile Agent will enable their members search real-time in the GDS through an Apple smartphone or tablet, providing greater levels of mobility and flexibility.”

Travelport’s Simon Ferguson will be addressing the Travel Network Group’s ‘shaping your future’ conference on Saturday May 18. Ferguson’s address will cover how to adapt and respond to changes facing the global travel industry.