Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a travel commerce platform, has announced it has won a competitive tender process undertaken by Air India for the sole provision of distribution of its domestic flight content in the airline´s home market, the company said.
The contract awarded to Travelport came after a comprehensive bidding process. It will begin to come into effect from November 2018 and be fully implemented by the end of 2019. The agreement confirms Air India´s continued deployment of Travelport Rich Content and Branding, now used by over 270 airlines. This displays airlines´ graphical content, their fares families and a full range of ancillary products. It means that Travelport will provide the same content as Air India´s own direct-selling channels.
Travelport (NYSE: TVPT) is the technology company which makes the experience of buying and managing travel continually better. It operates a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. The company facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world´s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel marketplace.
In India, Travelport partners with InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ), a part of the Interglobe Group, a leader in aviation, hospitality and travel related services, contributing to the growth of market through innovation and service leadership by building businesses and represent global brands that deliver quality and value.
Air India is the country´s flag air carrier with a leading position in international and domestic operations. Along with Air India Express, it has 43% share of the international traffic to and from India among Indian carriers and a 17% share, including global airlines, as of Q3 CY17.