Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has today announced it has signed a new long term agreement with Aviacenter, one of Russia’s leading travel consolidators. Moscow-based Aviacenter has been successfully working with Travelport to deliver a leading service to travel agents and Russian travellers since 2009. It was founded in 2005 and currently has more than 500 sub-agency locations and an impressive client base of 800 corporate customers.
The new agreement strengthens the co-operation between both parties and allows Aviacenter to pursue its strategic objective to make a full transition to Travelport’s Universal API, which will provide Aviacenter with access to unrivalled content and functionality through a single connection. Travelport’s uAPI aggregates the most comprehensive content from multiple sources, including national and low cost carriers including branded fares and ancillary services, as well as unique hotel properties, rail and car rental.
As part of the agreement, Aviacenter will use Travelport’s e-Pricing solution that allows travel agencies, corporate travel buyers and leisure customers to search and book low fares faster and more accurately than ever before. Travelport e-Pricing also eliminates the inefficiency of logging into different systems to find and book optimal choices for travellers.
Sergey Bogachev, General Director of Aviacenter, said: “We are very pleased to extend our agreement with Travelport, as it has been a reliable technology provider over the years. Travelport allows us to deliver content and the latest technology solutions to our customers, thus expanding the range of the company’ services and bringing additional revenues for our business.”
Maria Yakushkina, Travelport’s Country Manager in Russia, added: “Travelport is working hard to redefine travel commerce and provide our customers with the greatest choice possible – we are making that happen by providing flexible access to content and services on an open platform. We are delighted with this new agreement and look forward to continuing our support for Aviacenter in its future development.”