NightsBridge, Africa’s leading online distribution system for independent accommodation, is to sell to the trade via the Travelport GDS.
NightsBridge will add more than 3,000 independent properties to the 650,000 hotel properties already available through Travelport’s travel commerce platform. These include of B&Bs, apartments, boutique hotels and game lodges.
Travelport will help NightsBridge develop its business globally by promoting its inventory to 68,000 online and offline travel agencies and travel management companies worldwide.
Nightsbridge managing director Theresa Emerick said: “As the largest vendor dedicated to independent accommodation providers in Africa, we focus on channels that matter to our clients — both local and international.
“We’re delighted to announce the partnership with Travelport and are confident that this collaboration will help agents save time and money by choosing quality accommodation from a sector that was previously time-consuming to book.
“We’re excited to offer our suppliers this opportunity to expand their presence across the globe.”
Travelport global hospitality and digital vice president and managing director Niklas Andreen added: “We are excited to partner with NightsBridge, one of South Africa’s key independent accommodation suppliers.
“Our collaboration with NightsBridge will help further establish its position within the independent accommodation sector.
“Their wide variety of accommodation types and price ranges greatly enriches Travelport’s unrivalled choice of global travel content, providing agents and partner companies with countless opportunities to check availability of inventory and make bookings.”