Lufthansa retail exposure with Travelport, Sabre sonic boost for Virgin Australia, and more...News / DistributionBy PhocusWire | July 28, 2015Share This article was originally published on This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel DISTRIBUTION in tourism and hospitality for July 2015.Tuesday 28 July 2015:Lufthansa to use Travelport Rich Content and Branding The German airline, despite recent shenanigans over GDS fees, joins the 110+ list of carriers using the display and functionality system within Travelport's Merchandising Platform. Agents will be able to see Lufthansa's fully range of fares in a format and process as available on the airline's website.Monday 27 July 2015:Travelport signs reseller deal with TTS Travel Technology & Solutions (TTS), based in Lisbon, Portugal, will give Travelport the opportunity push its products out to a wider audience of agencies and other travel providers. Included in the company's product suite are TTS Consolidator, TTS Corporate and TTS WeBook.Tuesday 21 July 2015:Travelport woos Hahn Air to Rich Content and Branding package The Germany-based carrier joins the 100+ list of airlines taking up the Rich Content and Branding element of the Travelport Merchandising Platform. The carrier, which run services from Düsseldorf Airport, will share its content to agencies via their Smartport desktop application in the same way as it would feature on consumer-facing browsers.Friday 17 July 2015:Sabre and Virgin Australia boost sonic partnership The renewal of a long-term agreement between the pair will give the carrier an expanded use of the SabreSonic platform. Virgin Australia will now be able to make use of the retail and personalisation elements of the system, as well as some fare shopping and mobile tools.Thursday 16 July 2015:Ctrip heads for the CloudbedsCloudbeds has fully integrated its channel manager myallocator with Ctrip, opening up China's largest OTA to its clients. Ctrip's CEO for hotels, Maria Sun, said the deal would increase its supply of hotels, hostels and B&B's in North and South America, regions where Ctrip is "serious about expansion."Tuesday 14 July 2015:Amadeus signs Interjet for distribution and reservations The Mexico-based airline will make its domestic and international fares and schedules available to all Amadeus-connected agencies around the world. Interjet will also use the Amadeus ALTEA platform for ticketing, booking and interlining with other carriers. Interjet flies to 47 destinations in Mexico and elsewhere in the Central Americas and US.Monday 13 July 2015:TAP drips in with ViatorThe Portuguese airline will integrate Viator's portfolio of tours and activities product as a retail section within the main website. Products from 1,500 destinations (more than on the TAP network) will be featured on the "Plan & Book" section on the site.Monday 6 July 2015:Travelport renews with Flight CentreThe new, multi-year agreement will give Flight Centre Travel Group businesses access to Travelport's distribution network. Travelport will be one of FCTG's distribution partners and continues a partnership of more than 20 years. Solomon Airlines gets hotel content via Booking.comThe Solomon Islands-based carrier will partner with Priceline-owned Booking.com to give passengers using the carrier's website the ability to secure accommodation in the country. The initial inventory list will number 14 properties, with more expected to be added shoon.NB: Send links or releases related to travel distribution directly to Tnooz via email.NB2: Travel image via Shutterstock.