Travelport hopes to strengthen its position as one of the leading hotel distributors after seeing its total number of booked room nights increased to 65 million in 2015.
The company has no stated ambitions to challenge the leading packing of the Priceline Group, Expedia and Ctrip, but the modest increase from 61 million in 2014 is a sign that its strategy to concentrate on distribution (rather than IT) is paying off.
President and CEO, Gordon Wilson, admits its focus on hospitality has a "long way to go" but its position as the top B2B player illustrates it is "going in the right direction".
Hotel bookings in the last quarter of 2015 reached a milestone, Wilson says, with hospitality segments booked per 100 airline tickets reaching 50 for the first time in Travelport's history.
The company's other notable, non-air division, payment tech provider, eNett, came in with a $92 million revenue stream during 2015.
Wilson says a previously hinted-at aspiration to extend the service into other verticals away from the travel industry is still part of the long-term agenda, but there it expects there to be room for growth in its existing market over the next few years.
Almost 150 airlines have agreed to integrate with Travelport's Rich Content and Branding platform, Wilson says, with British Airways and Iberia being announced today as the newest carriers to join the Merchandising Platform.
BA had previously been considered to be one of the major carriers working behind the scenes to push hard for an industry-wise adoption of IATA's fledgling NDC initiative.
The company's full-year financial report for 2015, issued today, saw it increase net revenue by 3% from $2.1 billion to $2.2 billion.
Adjusted EBITDA was down 1% to $535 million.
For the fourth quarter of 2015, total revenues came in at $535 million, up 8% from $496 million.
The split between Travelport's Air and Beyond Air revenue streams in 2015 was $1.6 billion and $492 million (up 16% y/y) respectively.
Technology services created $126 million (up 7%) in revenue over the same period.
Travelport has forecast a net revenue figure in the region of $2.35 billion to $2.4 billion for 2016 (up 6-8%), with adjusted EBITDA running at the same growth rate to a figure of $565 million to $580 million.