Air fare search firm Vayant Travel Technologies has landed Lufthansa as a major client.
The company has been selected to enhance the airline’s distribution to tour operators and consolidators in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
This deal is described as the most significant client acquisition for Vayant since it started commercial operations in 2012.
Vayant has created a custom-made cache for Lufthansa, using its Pricing Cache solution to open up the airline’s fares for dynamic packaging by tour operators.
Built to Lufthansa’s specific business requirements, and enabled by Vayant’s fares and-pricing engine, the cache encompasses about 30 departure cities in the German-speaking market and 100 destinations, of which 70 are in Europe.
Vayant refreshes and pushes updated cache data six times a day for Lufthansa, guaranteeing bookability of more than 90%.
Operators already getting Lufthansa fares data pushed to them include L’TUR, Bucher Reisen, Hotelplan Suisse and TUI 4U.
Other Pricing Cache customers include Hotelplan, travel.at, HLX and Binoli.
Lufthansa global online and leisure sales vice president Christian Tillmans said: “We were impressed by the quality and flexibility of Vayant and its products and services.
“Using the Pricing Cache solution will help us significantly to sell Lufthansa flights in the leisure market.”
Vayant chief executive Eric Dumas added: “This is a significant deal for Vayant and for the industry.
“Signing a global travel brand like Lufthansa underlines the success of our unique technology in the marketplace, and signals a shift towards more human-shaped travel shopping.
“Pricing Cache delivers the fast accurate data travel sellers need to deliver richer customer experiences.”