Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $8 trillion global travel and tourism industry has been honoured with the Best Global Distribution System Award for its Travel Commerce Platform at the 2015 Business Traveller Africa Awards.
The annual event- in association with Business Traveller Africa magazine- took place at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg on 1 September 2015. The ceremony is a calendar highlight for the South African business travel trade, covering all aspects of business travel, including hotels, airlines, car rental and travel management, along with related categories such as travel credit card provider, foreign exchange, visas, private aviation and conferencing. The Best Global Distribution award was awarded to Travelport following the results of the awards’ survey, which went out to 1,700 ASATA-registered travel agents and 500 ABTA-registered corporate travel buyers. “This is an exceptional accolade for our Travel Commerce Platform and a testament to the incredibly hard working and dedicated South African team. For so many travel agents to have voted Travelport ‘Best GDS’ demonstrates the value and innovation that the South African travel industry sees in Travelport technologies and how our team continuously partners with our travel agent customers to support them in reaching their business goals and meet the demands of the their customers. We thank Business Traveller Africa for this honour and look forward to continued success as we celebrate this milestone” said Robyn Christie, Country Manager, South Africa, Travelport.