Travelport extends agreement with leading Russian travel firm

Travelport extends agreement with leading Russian travel firm

Travel Commerce Platform Travelport has announced an extended agreement with Russian travel agency and corporate travel services specialist Vipservice.

As part of the agreement, Vipservice will continue to access a great variety of real time content from over 400 airlines and low cost carriers, over 200 of whom merchandise and sell branded fares and ancillaries via Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform.

The new agreement will also see Vipservice deploying Travelport Universal API, the technology that provides travel agents with access to content.

Based in Moscow, Vipservice began operating in 1993 and in 2008 it launched Biletix, currently the third largest online travel agency in Russia.

Dmitry Gorin, general manager at Vipservice, said: “We are delighted to be strengthening our relationship with Travelport. Through its Travel Commerce Platform and unique merchandizing capabilities, Travelport provides a great opportunity for our business to grow sales, provide better-quality customer service and give us a heightened online presence.”

Maria Yakushkina, regional manager at Travelport Russia, added: “Today’s travellers demand more choice and flexibility when they book travel and Travelport’s solutions will continue to support Vipservice to manage these requirements as effectively and efficiently as possible and grow their business.”

Over 650,000 hotel properties and 36,000 car rental locations are available through Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform.

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