This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel DISTRIBUTION in tourism and hospitality for January 2015.
Tuesday 27 January 2015:
Travelport agrees new SAS distribution deal
Monday 26 January 2015:
- The Scandinavian carrier has signed a multi-year partnership with Travelport, giving its full content to all connected agencies on the Worldspan, Galileo and Apollo platforms. Part of the package includes signing up to Travelport's Rich Content and Branding element its Merchandising Platform.
CouProm app gets Sabre distribution deal
- The attractions and sightseeing search app (on both Android and Apple products) will be made available to Sabre-connected travel agencies. The application gives users access to discounts at more than 250,000 restaurants and retail in the US.
Friday 23 January 2015:
- Properties belonging to the Spain-based hotel chain will be using the SiteMinder channel manager service to share content and availability to 200 distribution channels around the world. Serco has 124 hotels in Spain, Andorra, Portugal and Colombia.
Rezdy and Tours4Fun sign distribution agreement
Wednesday 14 January 2015
- Suppliers connected to the Rezdy booking platform will now find their products available on the Tours4Fun online service. The move is being touted as part of the evolution of the US-based Tours4Fun service following the addition of 85,000 hotels to its platform last year.
Travelport signs Vistara distribution package
South Beach Group
- The new India-based carrier will distribute its fares and inventory to Travelport-connected agencies worldwide. Vistara, a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons, will also connect via the Rich Content and Branding element of the Travelport Merchandising Platform.
Tuesday 6 January 2015:
- The two companies have a strategic partnership that will provide cloud-based reservation software and Siteminder channel manager integration for all 15 hotels the group boasts in Miami Beach. GuestCentric recently opened its San Diego office, their second in the US. South Beach Group said the integration process only took one week.
Sabre scores Alaska Airlines retailing brief
- The agreement will see Sabre provide a range of tools to the airline to give it the ability to offer customers its ancillary products and other optional services via agencies and some interlined carriers. Alaska Airlines already uses Sabre technology to run its reservation platform.
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