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WestJet and Travelport sign long-term agreement

WestJet and Travelport sign long-term agreement

Travelport and WestJet have announced the details of the early renewal of their long-term full content agreement. 

Through this agreement, WestJet’s content, fare families, and optional services (including prepaid seats) will be available to Travelport-connected travel agents in Canada via Travelport Smartpoint App, Travelport Agencia and Travelport Universal Desktop.

For Travelport-connected agents in the US WestJet content will be available via Travelport Smartpoint App and Travelport Universal Desktop.

Travelport Agencia is an advanced web-based application that allows agents to shop, book and modify WestJet’s full content and optional services obtained through the WestJet Direct API, along with global airline content from the Apollo GDS.

Agencia will conform to all of WestJet’s display requirements, guaranteeing Agencia users continued access to WestJet‘s Econo Fares and all other WestJet fares and optional services. 

The agreement balances WestJet’s requirement for merchandising and product differentiation with the agency’s need for efficient processes and full access to WestJet’s content and services.

Currently WestJet and Travelport are targeting quarter four of 2013 for deployment of WestJet’s API content which would include prepaid seats and the ability to book seats included in WestJet’s Plus Fare.

“We are delighted to reach a mutually beneficial, full content agreement with WestJet,” said Dan Westbrook, vice president, supplier development, Travelport. 

“We are especially pleased to meet WestJet’s display standards and offer WestJet’s full content and optional services through Agencia.”