Top News Travelport inks six technology partnerships in APAC By TTG Asia / Posted on 5 November, 2020 13:59 Travelport has secured six long-term agreements with travel agencies in Asia-Pacific, including three new wins and three renewals across Greater China, South Korea and Japan. Of the three new wins, two are in Greater China with EverExpress Travel Service and Kent Holidays Company, and one in South Korea with Lotte Tour. Travelport’s signings with six travel agencies highlight the crucial role that innovative distribution technology will play in the recovery of travel The company has also renewed its partnerships with Richmond International Travel & Tours and Hong Kong Borabora Trading in Greater China, as well as IACE Travel in Japan. As part of the multi-year agreements, Travelport will provide the agencies with real-time access to a broad range of content from around 400 airlines, more than 300 global hotel brands, and over 37,000 car rental locations worldwide. In addition, the companies will benefit from Travelport’s search, automation, shopping and booking technologies, while accessing valuable data, business logic and profiling functionality via a single platform. Lotte Tour will also be using Travelport’s Branded Fares Data File; while EverExpress Travel Service will be using Travelport’s Branded Fares and Ancillary Services. These merchandising solutions will allow both agencies to differentiate content from the over 275 airlines globally signed up to Travelport Rich Content and Branding, displaying and selling branded fare families and ancillary products with rich visuals and text. Richmond International Travel & Tours will also continue to participate in initiatives driven by Travelport involving the New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard. NDC is a travel industry-supported programme launched by IATA that will enable the travel industry to transform the way air products are retailed to corporations, leisure and business travellers.