African travel group Bidvest strengthens Travelport partnership

African travel group Bidvest strengthens Travelport partnership

Bidtravel, the travel services division of African travel group Bidvest, has renewed a technology partnership with Travelport.

The long-term agreement covers Carlson Wagonlit, HRG Rennies Travel, Harvey World Travel, mymarket.com, Travel Connections and Travelwise located in Gaborone, Botswana, as well as World Travel.

Johannesburg-based Bidtravel has been a Travelport business partner for 20 years.

Managing director Allan Lunz said: “We strongly believe Travelport’s edge in technological innovation is paving the way for us to secure more growth, especially in our online business.


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“As legacy business partners, we have first hand experience of Travelport’s success in redefining travel commerce; their travel commerce platform has supported our business to meet the constantly evolving needs of our customers and allowed us to deliver more choice and flexibility when it comes to booking travel.”

Rabih Saab, Travelport president and managing director for Europe, Africa, Middle East and South Asia, added: “Our team is looking forward to closely working with BidTravel to achieve their business goals and strategy for the coming years.

“Our goal is to redefine travel commerce and it is testament to our innovation and strong customer service offering that travel leaders like BidTravel continually choose us as their technology partner.”

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