Travelport seals Hilton Worldwide deal
Langley (UK), June 30, 2014
Travelport, a leading travel commerce marketplace providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, has announced a new, multi-year, global full content agreement with Hilton Worldwide.
Building on its long standing relationship with the US-headquartered hospitality group, the renewed Travelport agreement ensures that Hilton’s 4,112 hotels, resorts and timeshare properties will continue to be made available through Travelport’s travel commerce platform to travel agency customers worldwide.
Hilton’s premier portfolio of brands includes luxury hotel brands, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resort; full-service hotel brands, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, and Embassy Suites Hotels; focused-service hotel brands, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, as well as Curio – A Collection by Hilton and time share brand, Hilton Grand Vacations.
Eduardo Schutte, the senior VP, global sales distribution & services, Hilton Worldwide, said: “Extending our partnership with Travelport is an important part of our overall distribution strategy and we very much value their extensive worldwide network of travel agency customers as well as the focus and investment they have clearly made in enabling highly efficient hotel distribution to the travel trade.”
“Through this agreement, Travelport-connected travel agents across the globe can readily shop and book from a choice of over 680,100, rooms in 92 countries,” he added.
Travelport’s group VP (Global Hospitality, Car & Partner Marketing) Niklas Andréen said: "Hilton is one of the most recognized global brands in the hospitality sector and we are therefore delighted to be not only renewing our partnership with them, but also continuing and deepening our collaboration."
"Offering unrivalled hotel content through our travel commerce platform is a key component of Travelport’s long term ‘Beyond Air’ strategy and Hilton is a highly valued partner for us in this space," he added.-TradeArabia News Service