Travelport has announced a partnership agreement with Alitrip, the online travel platform of Alibaba Group.
Alitrip will have access to Travelport’s pricing and availability data to support its own fare and shopping platform, as well as the use of Travelport’s shopping products ePricing and Search Control Console.
The agreement also enables Alitrip to expand its merchant and customer base outside of mainland China, working with Travelport and Travelport-enabled agencies.
Zheng Zhou, general manager of Alitrip’s transportation business unit, said: “We are impressed with the quality of Travelport’s content feed which supports our online platform.
“With this partnership we can now have a more efficient way to engage the wider agency community and bring them onto the Alitrip platform. This will provide our users with the best fare options.”
Mark Meehan, Travelport’s managing director for Asia Pacific, said: “Travelport has led the development of technologies that support online travel platforms such as Alitrip. We are excited to work with the most successful name in e-commerce and help bring that same success to online travel commerce.”