Posted on: 18 April 2012 by Mark Howells
easyJet and Travelport have announced a new agreement that will improve easyJet booking services sold by all Galileo-connected agency customers worldwide and any other agency using the Travelport Universal API, with enhanced functionality to improve the booking process for agents, including the sale of easyJet ancillary services.
The new contract builds on an earlier agreement between easyJet and Travelport in 2007 which represented easyJet’s first move into enabling third party distribution of its products.
According to Travelport, all travel agents can now benefit from the improved efficiency and productivity achieved by accessing easyJet content through the Travelport GDS, enabling faster booking and the building of itineraries including hotel, car and other travel services.
Andrew Hodges, easyJet’s director of sales, distribution & business, commented, “We are delighted to be extending and expanding our partnership with Travelport and making our content available to all travel agents. Travelport’s extensive global footprint provides us with an efficient distribution channel for distributing our popular low-fares, including the Flexi fare, especially to the managed corporate travel market.”