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Priceline ready with Travelport 360

Priceline reports that it has successfuly implemented Travelport’s 360 Fares — the global fares and pricing system that powers all fares and pricing transactions for Travelport’s global distribution systems. Built on open systems architecture, Travelport’s 360 Fares platform utilizes the latest server technologies to deliver an accurate and comprehensive stream of direct airline and agency filed fares and rules at industry leading fare data load times. Travelport’s Mark Ryan said: “Priceline.com is taking advantage of our technical innovation to create significant new opportunities while better serving its customers, by migrating to Travelport’s 360 Fares platform.” Ryan continued: “Over the last five years, we’ve invested over $450 million in core technologies for continued innovation to keep our customers ahead of the curve with the latest in world-wide search and pricing technology.” Mark Koehler, priceline.com’s senior vice-president, air, observed: “Travelport has been a technology partner since our launch 14 years ago, providing priceline.com suppliers and customers with consistent round-the-clock access to inventories and fares>” Koehler notes of the relationship that: “Over that time, we have worked closely with Travelport’s technology team to maximize the performance of our transaction systems. The quality of the searches using Travelport 360 Fares is higher overall, and particularly with our international itineraries. We are pleased to deepen our partnership with Travelport and continue to offer Worldspan within our portfolio of supplier connectivity options.” Go to http://www.travelport.com or visit http://www.priceline.com for more.

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