Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has announced it has signed a new long term agreement with Tripsta, one of the biggest online travel agencies in Europe.
Tripsta, based in Greece, operates the travelplanet24 brand and recently merged with airtickets.com to create the largest OTA in South East Europe and Greece’s largest e-commerce company. Tripsta has a presence in over 45 countries and carries over two million passengers annually.
The new agreement sees Tripsta connect to Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform via its Universal API. It will allow their travel agents to search, sell and book Travelport’s unrivalled content including branded fares and ancillaries from over 400 network and low cost carriers, over 650,000 hotels, rail, cruise and car rental companies. Tripsta and Travelport already have an existing relationship and today’s announcement significantly extends that.
Philipp Brinkmann, CEO of Tripsta commented: “We are pleased to have entered into this new long term agreement with Travelport. Travelport has impressed us with the investment they’ve made in new technology and the content they have on their platform. We are looking forward to working even more closely together to help grow our business.”
Simon Ferguson, Travelport’s Managing Director of UK, Ireland and the Nordics commented: “This is a fantastic win for Travelport and represents a significant new chapter in Travelport and Tripsta’s already strong relationship. Tripsta, Travelplanet24 and airtickets.com are big brands, not only in Greece, but across Europe and it’s great they have seen the value in our Travel Commerce Platform.”