Hertz has renewed a distribution deal with Travelport.
Travelport-connected agencies currently manage more than 94 million car rental days a year sourced from a variety of global suppliers.
More than 68,000 Travelport-connected travel agencies will receive real-time access to Hertz’s full inventory which will become available to shop, book and pay through the Smartpoint point of sale tool as well as via Travelport’s Universal API used by online travel agencies and travel management companies.
Enhancing the quality of ground transport services content provided to travel agency customers empowers agents to upsell and increase revenues by attaching more car bookings per airline ticket, according to Travelport.
Vice president and global head of car and ground transport sourcing, Steve Matise, said: “As the global car rental industry continues to grow, so has travel seller and consumer desire for easier access to a broader range of rate types.
“With this agreement, Hertz benefits from Travelport’s technologies, and Travelport’s customers and travelers alike benefit from easily accessing both pre- and post-pay rates from Hertz and other rental car providers that are made accessible via Travelport API products and Travelport’s Smartpoint desktop.”