Global travel retail player Travelport has announced the launch of its next-generation platform, Travelport+.
The new platform is the centrepiece of Travelport’s new global strategy and is designed to accelerate industry innovation in multi-source content distribution, travel retailing and value generation through a simplified, capability-rich marketplace.
Built as a single, next-generation environment, Travelport+ features a modern, lightweight and highly functional microservices API complete with NDC content, as well as enhanced airline ticket exchange tools.
The platform also offers a trip container to manage all aspects of the trip, and a sophisticated point-of-sale solution to address the needs of the professional travel agent.
Greg Webb, CEO at Travelport, described the launch of Travelport+ as “a monumental moment in our history and in the development of our industry.
“Travel hasn’t kept up with the evolution of modern digital retail and today, the buying and selling of travel is more complex than it needs to be,” he said.
“As Travelport is the only dedicated, global, travel distribution platform, we have made a multi-year investment to accelerate industry innovation in travel retailing.
“Bringing together the best of Travelport’s existing capabilities and tools and driving innovation to deliver the unmet needs of our industry, Travelport+ truly changes the game in the speed of delivery of modern travel retail and offers a fundamental upgrade to travel technology.”
The launch of Travelport+ comes shortly after Travelport completed its first-ever end-to-end rebrand.