Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces a long term renewal with Affinion International, the European division of Affinion Group and provider of loyalty travel redemption services for many leading organisations in finance, retail, travel, and internet commerce.
Through the agreement, Travelport will continue to be Affinion International’s preferred travel technology partner in the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Germany, providing access to a broad range of travel content including air, hotel and car rental via its Galileo platform.
The agreement will also see Affinion International benefit from a range of industry leading Travelport solutions including e-Pricing™ which allows travellers to shop for low fares and Travelport Rapid Reprice™, an automated ticket re-pricing solution; and enhanced airline content including low cost carriers and hotel accommodation to complement Affinion’s offering to its customers.
Mark Mitchell, commercial and product director at Affinion International, commented: “Travelport has proved to be a very supportive partner over the last three years and our joint commitment to extend the deal further demonstrates the value we place in our relationship. We are very satisfied with the search technology provided by e-Pricing and the opportunity for streamlining processes through Rapid Reprice. This coupled with the expertise from a supportive local team is what we need to succeed.”
Jason Clarke, Travelport’s president and managing director for Europe and Brazil commented: “The deal follows hard on the heels of another recent agreement signed in the US and is a clear demonstration of Affinion’s belief in Travelport’s extensive content, innovative technology and support infrastructure. We look forward to continuing to partner with Affinion so that they in turn, can provide superior services to their clients.”
Affinion International and the Affinion Group help generate increased customer loyalty and significant incremental revenue for more than 5,550 marketing partners worldwide. In addition, Affinion manages travel reward products for loyalty programs.