SNCF extends long running Travelport deal

SNCF extends long running Travelport deal

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French rail company SNCF has extended a distribution deal with Travelport first struck in 1999.

Travelport and SNCF are jointly presenting the new distribution agreement during the International French Travel Market Top Resa in Paris this week.

Laurent Bijaoui, director of SNCF, said: “Travel agencies represent a strategic channel for SNCF and an important part of our growth plans.

“In that framework, partnering with Travelport is instrumental to offer modern and efficient tools, supporting travel agencies growth, both in France and internationally.

“We are confident that, in future, Travelport’s travel agencies will be booking SNCF products even faster and more easily than ever before thanks to Travelport distribution solutions. And the future starts now.”

Travelport UK, Ireland and Nordics managing director, Simon Ferguson, said: “To meet the constantly changing needs of the traveller, travel agents must be able to access a comprehensive range of content within a fully integrated, advanced and user-friendly platform.

“SNCF’s content is key for our customers in Europe and our travel commerce platform will provide them with even more choice of content and empowered selling. We are also very proud to renew our partnership with SNCF, a leading rail operator in Europe.”

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