Travelport , a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, has signed a new long-term deal with Portman. Portman is one of the largest travel management companies in the UK, ranking consistently in the top ten of its kind over the past ten years. Portman will take full advantage of Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform, utilising fares and ancillaries from the world’s leading network, low cost carriers and over 650,000 hotel properties, as well as its industry leading merchandising and desktop technology, including Travelport Smartpoint.
Travelport’s API will power Portman’s mobile tools and its new PortmanOne system, a global search engine which makes it quick and easy to find the best fares and rates. Steve Allen, CEO at Portman, said: “At Portman we offer made to measure value to our customers and this new agreement with Travelport will enable us to further enhance our services and value proposition with the access we now have to unrivalled air and hotel content. We are excited about this new partnership which will help us continue to put our customers at the heart of all that we do.” Simon Ferguson, Managing Director UK and Ireland at Travelport, said: “We are thrilled to have agreed a new agreement with Portman, a leader in the travel sector for over 50 years.
We have been impressed with the number of industry-leading innovations that Portman has put into practice and we look forward to supporting the company in the next phase of its development.”