Indian OTA MakeMyTrip has signed an agreement with Travelport’s distributor for India, InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ), for the use of its Travel Commerce Platform.
The agreement will see use of Travelport’s technology extended from the Ibibo Group, which MakeMyTrip acquired in January 2017, to the OTA’s other primary distribution channels starting 2H2017.
MakeMyTrip will get access to Travelport content and approximately 400 airlines, including the merchandised content of over half of these carriers such as fare families and ancillary products.
Travelport, which pioneered the inclusion of LCCs on its platform, went live with IndiGo in November 2016, now India’s largest passenger airline.
Seeing “enormous growth potential” in India, where air booking terms have grown 14 per cent and the GDS air market 11 per cent in 1H2017, Gordon Wilson, Travelport’s president and CEO, believes that securing a partnership with MakeMyTrip in the market will give “even further impetus to (the company’s) plans in the country”.