Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading travel commerce platform, and Travelport Indonesia, Travelport’s third party distributor in Indonesia, today jointly announce new multi-year agreements signed with three of Indonesia’s leading travel agencies – Dwidayatour, one of Indonesia’s largest travel agencies servicing globally renowned companies including Radius Travel; Panorama Tours Indonesia, an award-winning travel management company; and Smailing Tours and Travel Service, one of Indonesia’s leading travel management experts established in 1967 and manages a strong clientele base including American Express.
Under these significant new agreements, all three travel agencies will migrate to Travelport’s award-winning travel commerce platform. The agencies will be utilising the innovative Travelport Smartpoint point-of-sale solution where they will have access to unrivalled travel content – including branded fares and ancillaries from the world’s leading airlines and low cost carriers, and over 650,000 hotel properties and 36,000 car rental locations.
According to Euromonitor, Indonesia has the world’s fourth largest middle class, trailing only behind China, India and the USA. The country is also projected to be the fastest growing travel market in the Asia-Pacific region, with gross bookings increasing 51% from a small base to US$17.5 billion by 2017.
Royanto Handaya, CEO, Panorama Tours, comments: “We realised that in order to improve and upgrade the level of service to our customers, we have to work with a strategic partner that is able to provide the latest in technology solutions. We believe that Travelport is the most advanced in this area.”
Anthony Akili, President and CEO, Smailing Tours and Travel Service, comments: “It is difficult to stay competitive in this fast-changing industry unless you have leading technology to support your operations. We believe Travelport’s extensive offering within their travel commerce platform has what we need to stay on top.”
Mark Meehan, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Travelport, further added: “We are delighted that these leading agencies have decided to join the Travelport family. Indonesia is one of the fastest growing countries in the Asia-Pacific for travel and a strategically important region for Travelport. We look forward to working with our distributor to further expand Travelport’s presence in the country.”
Commenting on these new agreements, Raymond Setokusumo, Director, Travelport Indonesia said: “I am pleased that Dwidaytour, Panorama Tours and Smailing Tours believe in the technology and service support we will bring to assist with their expansion in this region.”
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