Travelport and Air New Zealand have renewed their GDS distribution agreement including continued access to the firm’s content and branding and merchandising tools.
The new multi-year agreement means Travelport will continue to provide the national carrier content and inventory to more than 68,000 agencies around.
Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding solution offers agencies access to a “graphically rich” experience when searching and booking the branded fares and ancillary products.
Andrew Dale, Air New Zealand regional general manager sales and alliances, said: “We are looking to the future with this new agreement.
“Putting Air New Zealand’s award-winning and innovative products in front of the world’s travel agents, in a manner which does them full justice, will play a crucial role in the recovery of travel.
“Travelport has been a trusted partner with a proven track record for years, and we are happy to extend our partnership.”
Sue Carter, head of Asia Pacific, air partners at Travelport, added: “Back in 2015, Air New Zealand was the one hundredth carrier to launch Travelport Rich Content and Branding, which is now being used by more than 300 airlines globally to differentiate their branded fares and increase upselling.
“Retailing excellence is more important now than it has ever been, and we are delighted to build on our partnership with Air New Zealand.”