Travelport has secured a new a new long-term technology contract by Eurasia Travel Network (ETN), a marine and corporate travel agency.
The new deal comes after ETN, a subsidiary of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), entered into a new joint venture to provide specialised maritime travel services for the energy, resources and marine sectors.
Travelport will continue to provide real-time access to a broad range of high-quality content from more than 400 airlines, hundreds of thousands of hotel properties and over 37,000 car rental locations worldwide.
Damiano Sabatino, vice president and managing director of key account management for Europe at Travelport, said:
“The international shipping industry is a highly-complex operation that often requires crew, technical and executive travellers to be able to move quickly and efficiently between multiple locations around the globe.
“Having access to advanced technological solutions that provide planners and travel management companies with enhanced visibility, control and flexibility, has been crucial for our travel partners in the maritime sector. We are delighted to extend our relationship with ETN.”
Yiannis Sykas, BSM director of strategy and product development, said: “We are proud to welcome Travelport on board as our strategic partner, reinforcing one of our key strategic objectives, which is innovation.
“We have a deep understanding of what customers in the shipping industry need and we are sure that with Travelport we will be able to offer an exceptional experience of buying and managing travel for everyone through one platform.”
The agreement between Travelport and ETN will cover the needs of travellers on a global scale, extending a relationship that has existed between the two companies for more than 15 years.