Published on : Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, has announced the signing of a new, extended agreement with IATI Travel, the leading online travel agency (OTA) and largest business-to-business (B2B) travel franchise based in Turkey. IATI’s global revenue is expected to be over $500m this year.
The new multi-year agreement sees Travelport as its preferred travel commerce platform, giving access to global travel provider content and industry leading technology to IATI worldwide. Travelport will support its operations while extending the geographical reach of the partnership to cover Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
The company’s high performance is powered by Travelport Universal API (uAPI) technology. This aggregates the most comprehensive content from multiple sources, including national and low-cost carriers, branded fares and ancillary services, as well as unique hotel properties, rail and car rental. This provides IATI with access to both unrivalled content and functionality through a single connection.
Levent Aydın, Chairman of the Board, IATI, said “We are impressed by Travelport’s customer-driven solution which provides highly efficient tools for our agents. We are pleased to have Travelport as our preferred technology partner and have great confidence in its extensive reach and expertise, so we can further focus on expanding our business across the globe.”
Rabih Saab, President and Managing Director, Europe, Africa, Middle East and South Asia, Travelport added: “We are delighted to support the fastest growing OTA in Turkey as it continues its global expansion. Our partnership with IATI has flourished since 2012 and we are looking to further power its success and expansion across new territories of Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.”