Travelport launches ‘Developer Network’
Dubai, April 30, 2012
Travelport, leading business services provider to the global travel industry, has introduced a ‘Developer Network’ to independent software developers in the region, with the aim of co-developing new and innovative solutions for travel agency customers in the region.
Designed for third party developers, the network provides members with full access to key software resources, dedicated help and support and an entry in the new Travelport developer directory.
Created to facilitate the faster introduction of innovative new applications to its 67,000 travel agency customers worldwide, the new dedicated developer programme will offer extensive commercial, technical and support benefits to approved developer members, a statement from the company said.
As part of the new programme, Travelport’s industry-leading developer tools will continue to be built on open standards technology, so developers can programme in the environment of their choice and build applications that easily integrate with existing Travelport databases and technologies.
Membership includes access to the Travelport Universal API, which provides access to extensive content and functionality through a single API connection, the statement said.
Members can also gain access to the universal desktop software development kit (SDK) which creates a wealth of new opportunities for developers.
The extensive configurability can be further enhanced to meet travel agency needs with custom activities incorporated into workflows, shopping and booking from blended global distribution system (GDS) and non-GDS content, and custom pop-up widgets with anytime access.
“By providing local developers with a single access point to our content and agency network, along with technical support, we will be able to foster even greater innovation within the Middle East’s travel industry,” said Rabih Saab, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Travelport.
“This dedicated programme will enable us to partner even more closely with the developer community, working hand-in-hand with talented developers so that we are well placed to offer the best possible applications to our network of travel agencies,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service