Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and Marine Travel, the UK’s leading independent marine travel specialist with an office in Manila, the Philippines, have announced a new long term agreement which will see the specialist travel company continue to access Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform and unrivalled choice of travel content. A long time Travelport business partner, Marine Travel is based in Canterbury, Kent, and caters for both the individual traveler as well as servicing larger maritime organisations every day of the year from their Canterbury and Manila offices.
As part of the agreement, Marine Travel will adopt Travelport’s industry leading point of sale solution, Travelport Smartpoint, as their agency desktop in order to search beyond rate and availability to book travel, work smarter and increase revenues. Smartpoint provides agents access to extensive travel content from over 400 airlines, including branded fares and ancillaries from both network and low cost carriers – as well as over 650,000 hotel properties, all from within their preferred workflow. Extensive car hire and rail options are also fully bookable.
Dave Thomspon, Managing Director, Marine Travel, said “’We are delighted to sign a new agreement with Travelport – they have consistently demonstrated through our negotiations that they are flexible and responsive to our needs and we believe they will provide us with the strongest travel booking platform and technology to power our future growth plans over the next three years.”
Paul Broughton, Regional Managing Director, UK and Ireland at Travelport, added: “Our team is looking forward to closely working with Marine Travel to help them achieve their business goals over the coming years. It is testament to our innovative technology and world of travel choice that travel leaders like Marine Travel continually choose us as their technology partner. We’re delighted to be announcing this new agreement today.”