Delta Air Lines and Travelport have unveiled the details of what they’re describing as “a transformative global distribution agreement, designed to further enhance value-generation for the entire travel retailing ecosystem, including travel management companies, agencies, corporations, and travellers.
The multi-year content distribution agreement gives Travelport-connected travel buyers simplified access to Delta’s enriched content through the Travelport+ platform with enhanced retailing capability to better understand, compare and customize offers for travellers.
Jeff Lobl, managing director of global distribution for Delta Air Lines, said: “Our transformative new agreement with Travelport is another big step in elevating retailing in the indirect channel ecosystem for the benefit of all customers and stakeholders.”
Lobl said that: “In addition to the value-based commercial model, we thank Travelport for their partnership and commitment to continually enhancing their agency workspace. This ensures customers have easier access to all products, whether they are a corporate traveller shopping within travel policy or a leisure traveller finding the right itinerary for their holiday.”
Jason Clarke, Chief Commercial Officer, Travel Partners at Travelport, said that: “This new agreement emphasizes the shared commitment of both Travelport and Delta to improve the way airline products are retailed and make it easier for agents to help travellers choose offers that deliver the most value to them.”
Clarke continued: “We look forward to continually evolving and delivering the tools that Delta and all of our travel partners need to effectively reach and engage the entire spectrum of buyers.”