Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading travel commerce platform, has picked up yet another prestigious industry award, this time as the winner of the ‘Best Innovative Global Distribution System (GDS)’ at the Travel Weekly Asia’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards. This award win follows a number of recent industry accolades received by Travelport in the Asia-Pacific region, having also just been named as ‘Best GDS’ at the TTG Asia Travel Awards and ‘Best Technology Supplier’ by the New Zealand Travel Agents’ Association’s National Travel Industry Awards. Furthermore, Travelport Digital and mobile services arm, MTT, has also just received another industry accolade at the Web in Travel event this week when its customer, Singapore Airlines, was selected for the ‘Best in Mobile Special Mention’ Award. Judges cited the Singapore Airlines’ app, which was developed by MTT, as providing a “comprehensive, innovative and integrated consumer experience.’
Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards aim to recognise the achievements of the best in class within the industry, paying tribute to inspiring individuals and organisations that have helped to create a thriving landscape of economic activity that fosters the travel trade. Winners of the awards categories were voted by Travel Weekly Asia and China’s readers and industry professionals across the Asia-Pacific region.
Accepting this award on behalf of Travelport at a ceremony yesterday in Singapore, Mark Meehan, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Travelport, commented: “I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of Travelport’s hardworking and dedicated Asia-Pacific team. It has been an excellent year for the region as we continue to push boundaries by delivering leading technology solutions to the industry such as our merchandising solutions for airlines and our Smartpoint point-of-sale offering. We are no longer just a GDS, but a holistic travel commerce platform that adds value to the entire travel ecosystem including hotels, payments, and digital. Thank you for your support and recognition.”