Travelport, one of the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS) providers operating both the Galileo and Worldspan platforms, has bolstered cruise offerings on its Travelport Cruise & Tour™ platform with the addition of Viking River Cruises. Travelport Cruise & Tour is a customized, web-based shopping and booking system based on the proven, industry leading technology of Revelex Inc. that is currently available to customers in the U.S. and Canada. It allows travel sellers to efficiently search and book cruise and land-based travel package options from leading U.S. cruise and tour operators and integrates the booking and financial details to the GDS and a choice of back-office systems.
“We are pleased to partner with Viking River Cruises, a leader in the growing river cruising space and to bring our agents the ability to shop and book this highly valued cruising content through our leading cruise booking capability, Travelport Cruise & Tour,” said Dan Westbrook, vice president, Supplier Relations, Travelport GDS. “With the addition of Viking River Cruises, Travelport Cruise & Tour now offers 12 cruise lines, with more soon to be added. “
Added Richard Marnell, senior vice president, Marketing, North America, Viking River Cruises, “Viking River Cruises is the world’s largest river cruise company, offering scenic cruising along the rivers of Europe, Russia, China and Egypt. We are delighted to make our award-winning cruises bookable to Travelport Cruise & Tour customers.”
Viking River Cruises is a leader in river cruising, offering the world’s largest fleet of 21 deluxe vessels built specifically for river travel. The company has been awarded multiple times as the top river cruise line on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” and Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” Awards. More than 500,000 people have joined Viking on a river cruise journey.