Travelport has teamed up with Lots of Hotels to give agents access to 300,000 more properties worldwide.
All Travelport-connected travel agencies can now browse the Lots of Hotels portfolio through Travelport’s hotel booking engine, Travelport Rooms and More.
Lots of Hotels, a subsidiary of ASX-listed Webjet Limited, already supplies thousands of travel agencies in more than 40 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Europe and has launched in the US.
Meanwhile, Travelport’s travel commerce platform connects hotel providers to approximately 68,000 agencies worldwide, enabling them to expand their global reach across 180 countries.
The new deal will mean the 300,000 new properties – many of which are new to Travelport’s travel commerce platform – are easier to reach for agents who can earn commissions through a broader range of hotels.
Agents will also be able to access Lots of Hotels’ content via trade selling platform Travelport Smartpoint.
Ossama Wagdi, chief executive at Lots of Hotels, said: “We are looking forward to utilising Travelport’s travel commerce platform which we believe will boost our global reach and increase bookings.
“We have been impressed with the way Travelport has differentiated its offering from the traditional GDS and are delighted to be part of this growing segment within the Travelport community. Our extensive inventory of +300K hotels will certainly add value to thousands of new partner clients via Travelport Rooms and More.
Niklas Andréen, senior vice president of hospitality at Travelport, added: “We are delighted to welcome Lots of Hotels to our travel commerce platform. This is an exciting partnership that forms part of our ongoing strategy to extend our Beyond Air offering, focusing on growth in both the leisure and corporate travel space.
“We are also looking forward to expanding our network of hotel aggregators in order to continue to offer our travel agent community unrivalled hotel content.”