Leading travel management company Hogg Robinson Group has renewed a long-term contract with Travelport.
The deal follows expansion of their co-operation into new countries including Canada and China.
Travelport is now the leading distribution and technology partner to HRG, having grown transaction volumes together by 22% over the past 18 months.
Part of this growth is attributed to last year’s adoption by HRG of the Travelport Smartpoint point-of-sale solution.
The technology is allowing HRG travel consultants to sell a wider range of hotel, car and airline content, including leading low-cost carriers such as easyJet and Ryanair in real time and on a fully integrated basis.
HRG is also using the Travelport Universal API, meaning that all of the same content available in Smartpoint is also available through corporate online booking tools and other applications developed by the TMC.
David Radcliffe, chief executive of HRG, said: “Travelport helps to enable our agents to provide the first class service our clients expect from HRG.
“Travelport Smartpoint provides us with a wealth of relevant information and content, which helps give our clients the flexibility and choice that they require.
“It has also enabled us to achieve growth through productivity and workflow efficiencies. Travelport has a solid track record with forward-looking plans and it is absolutely the type of partner we need to ensure our continued success.”
Gordon Wilson, president and chief executive of Travelport, added: “We are immensely proud of our relationship with HRG which is both long term and growing.
“Travelport and HRG have worked co-operatively together to secure continual improvements in the products, services and content we can offer through our respective technologies and this is a true partnership centred around the sole goal of making the corporate travel experience better for the customers of HRG. We look forward to continual growth and innovation in the years to come.”