Travel technology firm Travelport has announced a multi-year contract renewal with HRG.
The agreement extends Travelport and HRG’s long-standing partnership of over 40 years.
Travelport said it is now the leading distribution and technology partner to HRG having grown transaction volumes together by 22 per cent over the past 18 months.
Part of this growth is due to the adoption in 2014 by HRG of Travelport’s, ‘Travelport Smartpoint’. This allows HRG travel consultants to sell a wider range of hotel, car and airline content including low cost carriers such as EasyJet and Ryanair in real time and on a fully integrated basis.
Travelport Smartpoint includes the ability to add airline ancillary products or merchandised offers such as seat assignments, fast track security and lounge access.
HRG CEO David Radcliffe, said: “Travelport helps to enable our agents to provide the first class service our clients expect from HRG. Travelport Smartpoint provides us with a wealth of relevant information and content, which helps give our clients the flexibility and choice that they require.
“It has also enabled us to achieve growth through productivity and workflow efficiencies. Travelport has a solid track record with forward-looking plans and it is absolutely the type of partner we need to ensure our continued success.”
Gordon Wilson, President and CEO for Travelport, said: “We are immensely proud of our relationship with HRG which is both long term and growing.”