Travelport today announced a new content and data partnership agreement with Alitrip, the online travel platform of the Alibaba Group.
With this partnership, Alitrip will have access to Travelport’s pricing and availability data to support its own fare and shopping platform, as well as the use of Travelport’s suite of shopping products: ePricing and Search Control Console.
This partnership agreement also enables Alitrip to expand their merchant and customer base outside of mainland China, working with Travelport and Travelport enabled agencies.
On the other side of the equation, Travelport’s connected agents and partners will benefit from having a simpler access to the growing demand from mainland China by participating on the Alitrip platform.
“We are impressed with the quality of Travelport’s content feed which supports our online platform,” Alitrip’s general manager for the transportation business unit Zheng Zhou said.
“With this partnership we can now have a more efficient way to engage the wider agency community and bring them onto the Alitrip platform. This will provide our users with the best fare options.”
Travelport’s md for Asia Paciffic Mark Meehan also added that the team was excited about welcoming Alitrip on board.
“Travelport has led the development of technologies that support online travel platforms such as Alitrip,” he said.
“We are excited to work with the most successful name in e-commerce and help bring that same success to online travel commerce.”