An online retail site has been created to market products developed by Travelport and partner technology developers.
Travelport Marketplace, currently in beta launch, provides Travelport Developer Network (TDN) members with a way of promoting and selling their products and services to 67,000 agencies worldwide.
A component of the company’s Open Platform strategy, Travelport Marketplace is designed to help developers build innovative products that work alongside Travelport technologies and add value to connected travel agencies.
Companion apps for the company’s agency desktops Travelport Smartpoint and Travelport Universal Desktop will be available to agents.
Marketplace will also become a place to discover suitable partners for a range of agency IT tools from internet booking engine providers to mobile app developers.
In tandem with Marketplace, Travelport is also launching a Software Development Kit for Travelport Smartpoint which will allow developers to build plug-ins that integrate with the desktop used by the majority of Travelport agencies.
Developer tools product director Phil Donathy said: “Today we’re in alpha testing for the Travelport Smartpoint SDK with ten customers, four agencies, and six members of TDN.”
Tommi Holmgren, chief product officer of Cabforce, one of the earliest adopters of Smartpoint SDK said: “Travelport Smartpoint SDK and the Marketplace offer us an excellent opportunity to distribute our taxi and airport transfer content to travel agencies and to fuel our global growth.
“With our app, agencies can sell door-to-door trips to their passengers with just couple of clicks, making Smartpoint an extremely powerful point-of-sale that helps drive higher revenue per trip.”