Travelport will add more than 70,000 hotels onto its distribution platform after announcing a multi-year distribution deal with HRS.
The majority of the new properties are independent hotels. The agreement also gives Travelport-connected agents access to the HRS Business Tariff programme, which provides special corporate rates for more than 35,000 hotels globally.
The two firms say the deal will give independent hotels access to Travelport’s 67,000 connected agencies worldwide, while the additional hotel content gives travel agents more choice to offer business travellers.
HRS chief executive Tobias Ragge said the deal was a "key milestone in our multi-channel strategy.”
The agreement with HRS follows other recent Travelport announcements relating to its “Beyond Air” strategy which include the acquisition of Travel IT in January 2015 and Hotelzon in June 2014.
Travelport announced last month it has signed up over 100 airlines to its Rich Content and Branding merchandise strategy.