Travelport (TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions to the global travel industry, was again awarded the ‘Best GDS in Asia Pacific’ at the 2015 TTG Travel Awards for the 7th consecutive year at Thursday night’s award ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand.
Mark Meehan, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Travelport, said, “Travelport is delighted to accept this award and I would like to personally thank all of our customers and partners in recognising the value of our technology, continuously for so many years.”
The selection of the award winners is not made by TTG Asia but rather by their readers’ vote. Since the readers are mostly travel industry users of GDS systems, this award is an accurate industry affirmation of the Travelport platform.
“This has been a great year of growth for Travelport in the APAC region,” Meehan added. “We had big wins especially in the OTA space, with the likes of Hutchgo and Alitrip. We consolidated our relationships with key customers such as Helloworld and expanded our content with low cost carriers and ancillaries.”
Travelport released Smartpoint 6 in July this year with extensive improvements particularly in its Rich Content and Branding feature, further solidifying the preferred status of the Travelport platform. A major advantage of Smartpoint 6 is that agents can stay within the booking workflow and have all the rich ancillary content and branded fares at their fingertips for better efficiency. The traveller can be shown images and photographs of seats, cabins, seat maps and descriptive text enabling them to make the right travel choice.