Bookers demand access to a broader range of travel content and instant, relevant, and detailed information about travel products at the point of booking. Hotel Retail allows agents to stay within their workflow by delivering everything they need in one place. It is fully integrated into Travelport’s platform, and gives Travelport Smartpoint-connected agencies efficient and seamless access to multiple rate types, hotel details, amenities and location information.
Other benefits of Hotel Retail include:
· A differentiated, content-rich graphical interface, featuring side-by-side rate comparisons, including best available, negotiated and consortium rates.
· Access to the newly launched Travelport Exclusive Rates and other hotel rates and soon to also include rates from other hotel aggregators, providing agents with a full overview of the best option for their travellers.
· Fully integrated map-driven and in-map search capabilities, enabling agents to manipulate existing search results or easily create new searches from ‘pin drops’ within the map to visually differentiate hotel properties based on traveller location requests and points of interest.
· Simplified guest booking based on clear views of included amenities and traveller profiles.
Hotel Retail will initially be available through Travelport Marketplace for Travelport Apollo agencies from mid-July, Travelport Worldspan agencies from Q4 2017 in the USA and Canada. Further countries as well as a roll-out to Travelport Galileo agencies will happen over the next six months.