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Published on : Saturday, June 13, 2015
Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, in partnership with the GTMC, the UK’s leading professional body for travel management companies, has presented Portman with an award for its “PortmanOne” innovation.
The Travelport GTMC Awards were set up last year to recognise travel management companies (TMCs) who are redefining travel commerce by delivering original, innovative technology to deliver greater productivity and efficiency for customers. Today’s announcement marks the fourth winner in the awards series.
PortmanOne, a global search engine which gives fast access to airfares and rates, along with all the ancillary products and services needed for total trip management, was a clear winner according to the Travelport and GTMC judges. Pulling global airfares from multiple sources including GDS, 20 of Portman’s Radius Travel partners, plus a global supply of low-cost carriers and ancillaries, PortmanOne then presents a wide range of prices for the same seat.
Steve Allen, CEO at Portman, said: “We are delighted that the innovation of PortmanOne, which we firmly believe is a game changer in the industry, was recognised by the judges. PortmanOne delivers high quality, comprehensive, global and local content, ensuring our clients benefit from the best fares and rates, including ancillaries such as rail and ground transport services. It is a cloud-based technology platform that uses metasearch principles to present content quickly and efficiently.”
Simon Ferguson, Managing Director, UK, Ireland and the Nordics at Travelport, said: “PortmanOne is a highly innovative and intuitive search engine, providing best in class travel policy management and outstanding trip management, and Portman is a very worthy winner of this innovation award. Travelport is pleased to continue its recognition of TMCs that have taken a holistic approach to business by creating technology that saves precious time and money for both themselves and their clients.”
Paul Wait, CEO of the GTMC, added: “We are delighted to present our fourth award to Portman; PortmanOne overcomes, with one platform, the problems of compatibility, continuity and consistency faced by TMCs and their clients, which are often exacerbated by trying to bolt together several systems. PortmanOne is a remarkable achievement.”
The award ceremony took place at the GTMC Annual Conference at the Park Plaza Victoria in Brussels on Saturday 6 June 2015.