Travelport launches Travelport Exclusive Rates

first_imgTravelport launches Travelport Exclusive RatesTravelport launches Travelport Exclusive RatesTravelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading travel commerce platform, today announced the first 1000 hotels offering Travelport’s negotiated corporate-friendly rates to the company’s corporate travel agency customers. Located in 48 countries, participating hotels in the Travelport Exclusive Rates program will offer negotiated rates with at least one element exclusive to the Travelport Travel CommercePlatform.These offers are negotiated directly by Travelport with the hotel, providing agencies that may not be able to secure these special rates themselves, the benefit of Travelport’s scale. Accessed via its industry leading point of sale tool, Travelport Smartpoint, Travelport Exclusive Rates can be found directly in the agent workflow, thereby saving time and increasing efficiency. With a focus on areasthat corporate travellers are most likely to travel to, primarily the main European cities, the program is the only such hotel offer available through a travel commerce platform and includes four and five star hotels in Europe, Asia, USA, Africa and Latin America.When manually searching hotels and also using Travelport’s rate audit tool, Travelport Exclusive Rates have been found to be less expensive and contain more exclusive elements, such as included breakfast or more favourable cancellation terms, in 80 percent of cases. In the other 20 percent of the searches, the hotel offered an enhanced agency commission or other benefit to the traveller.Natalie Griffiths, Revenue & Systems Manager at Corus & Laura Ashley Hotels said: “Participating in the Travelport Exclusive Rate program has not only enabled us to widen our scope of distribution, it has also facilitated in shifting some of the advance OTA bookings to more profitable corporate business.”Julia Clark, Head of Systems and Process at Clarity, commented: “Travelport Exclusive Rates adds great value to our clients and helps drive our agent’s performance by providing more and better depth of content to our clients. The implementation was smooth and seamless and the information provided by Travelport made it easy to inform all the branches of this new addition.”Niklas Andreen, Vice President and Managing Director, Global Hospitality and Digital at Travelport added: “We’re delighted to offer this unique program to our customers. It’s a real timesaver for agents, driving their performance and offering everything they need in one place through seamless integration into the Travelport platform. It will help agents increase attachment rates and stay competitive by always offering the best rates available to travellers.”Travelport Exclusive Rates are available to B2B agencies on Travelport Apollo, Travelport Galileo, and Travelport Worldspan, and through a variety of Travelport point-of-sale products including Travelport Smartpoint and Travelport uAPI by adding the rate access code 4TM to a hotel search.Source = Travelportlast_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 1Arizona Cardinals3-11.522 PickTeamRecordStrength of schedule 8New York Giants5-9.5189Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-9.51810Buffalo Bills5-9.522 5Jacksonville Jaguars4-10.551 12 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 2Oakland Raiders3-11.562 (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)center_img 3New York Jets4-10.502 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories 7Detroit Lions5-9.498 6Atlanta Falcons5-9.493 Helping both teams’ odds in terms of the draft in Week 15 were the San Francisco 49ers, who pulled out a 26-23 overtime win at home against the Seattle Seahawks.Related LinksCardinals have already played dangerous game with Rosen too longRapid Reactions: Cardinals struggle in all phases in blowout loss to AtlantaCardinals’ Wilks: Josh Rosen will start next week vs. RamsBelow, you’ll find the order at the top of the NFL Draft with only a inconsequential Monday night game, for these purposes, to play.Before that, a few quick rules:• The top of the draft order is decided by the inverse winning percentage of non-playoff teams.• Tiebreakers are based on inverse strength of schedule — the aggregate winning percentage of a team’s opponents. In other words, the team that played the weakest schedule with the worst combined record will earn a higher pick.• The second tiebreaker is divisional records against common opponents.2019 NFL Draft order (after Week 15) The Arizona Cardinals were separated from the Atlanta Falcons by just a game heading into Sunday.After a 40-14 drubbing at the hands of the Falcons (5-9) in Week 15, plus a little outside help, Arizona (3-11) finds itself currently holding the top NFL Draft pick in 2019 with two weeks to play.The Cardinals and the Raiders fell to 3-11 on Sunday as Oakland lost, 30-16, to the Cincinnati Bengals. Arizona and Oakland are now alone at the bottom of the NFL standings, but the former has a less impressive strength of schedule, giving it the tiebreaker in terms of draft order. 4San Francisco 49ers4-10.504last_img read more