Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and TAP Portugal (TAP), a recent winner of World’s Leading Airline to South America and World’s Leading Airline to Africa at the World Travel Awards Grand Final held in Qatar, have today jointly announced a continuation to their global content agreement. The new multi-year deal continues the long-standing relationship between the companies and secures full access to all TAP fares and classes for Travelport-connected travel agencies worldwide. As part of the new agreement, the two companies have also committed to work together on a number of joint strategic initiatives such as group bookings and merchandising.
TAP’s Lisbon hub is a key European gateway for flights to Africa and North and South America, including Brazil, where TAP continues to grow its presence as the leading international carrier, serving 10 Brazilian cities with up to 75 weekly flights. The airline’s worldwide route network comprises 75 destinations in 34 countries.
“Our full content agreement with Travelport is an important part of our distribution strategy to ensure our flights are available to the largest possible audience across the globe”, said Carlos Paneiro, Vice President Sales, TAP Portugal. “Given Travelport’s extensive network and their particular strength in Portugal, we are delighted to provide Travelport-connected travel agents with full access to the TAP flight portfolio.”
Robin Ranken, Head of Airline Relationships for Europe, said “Signing this agreement is great news for Travelport, TAP and our mutual customers. Our agreement secures full content from one of the key airlines in Europe, and a valued partner of Travelport. Having all worldwide TAP fares and content also allows us to continue to maximise our distribution scope in important Travelport and TAP countries such as Brazil, one of the world’s emerging economies.”