Travelport is attempting to enhance its GDS-neutral image by relaunching a leisure accommodation portal targeting agents regardless of their loyalty to air content providers.
The new system, known as Travelport Leisure, is a global, web-based platform where agents can search and book hotels, car hire, transfers and sightseeing tours.
It replaces and is a significant upgrade of an older system launched in 2005 under the Galileo brand.
The original portal was mainly hotel stock and was powered by sister brand GTA. For the new incarnation Travelport has instead partnered with a number of accommodation and other product suppliers, tailored to where an agent is located.
For example, Hostelworld is feeding its portfolio of 24,000 budget accommodation listings into the system; Hotelclub provides 57,000 hotels; Kuoni Connect has another 15,000 properties; and GTA is still in with its 35,000 hotels.
Travelcube is the source for destination transfers, sightseeing tours and activities and Tui for Cars is providing the care rental feed.
Travelport is targeting agents across the spectrum with the product and says it hopes to those that are connected to other GDSs apart from Galileo or Worldspan for air product will use the system.
This isn't the first time Travelport has built a system designed for all agents - the Travelport Opinions agent review tool, created in France but now slowly rolling out in other countries, is also aimed at non-Travelport intermediaries.
The system also includes interactive maps, destination guides, weather, health and VISA details. Providers of content and product will change depending on the location of the agent, officials say.
Travelport has launched the system simultaneously across all its markets (Latin and North America, Europe, Asia Pacific).