LONDON, June 22, 2021 / PRNewswire / – eDreams ODIGEO, Europe largest online travel company and one of Europe’s largest e-commerce companies, today announced a strategic agreement with Travelport, a leading global travel company. The agreement provides for eDreams to integrate ODIGEO Travelport +, a next-generation platform that creates a simplified, feature-rich marketplace for travel retailers.
The agreement strengthens eDreams ODIGEO’s unique travel content offering for consumers worldwide. Over the past 12 months, eDreams ODIGEO has developed a number of growth opportunities for the company and today’s announcement is one of many initiatives to further enhance its unique customer offering and to lead the post-pandemic market once it is certain to resume travel.
The new agreement is significant as it allows eDreams ODIGEO to further strengthen its capabilities as a multi-GDS company. This latest move in diversifying and improving the company’s offerings will allow it to offer its customers more itineraries, even more competitive prices, and greater flexibility and choice.
In total, eDreams ODIGEO serves more than 60 million user searches every day, resulting in more than 9 billion different travel routes generated by combining travel options from over 660 airlines. The modern, lightweight and highly functional microservices sales system from Travelport + will enable eDreams ODIGEO to access additional content from the world’s leading airlines as well as unique additional services and tariff families, unique extensions and additional services. The platform’s retail and merchandising capabilities will give eDreams ODIGEO customers more flexibility and choice in their bookings, allowing them to create tailor-made routes to suit their exacting needs. The customer-centric approach will also benefit the company’s airline partners.
The agreement calls for two travel technology heavyweights to join forces to drive innovation across the industry. eDreams ODIGEO is a technology-oriented company with one of the largest development teams in the European travel industry. The company is transforming the online travel booking experience with innovative products and also has industry-leading machine learning capabilities. Today, eDreams ODIGEO leverages its leading artificial intelligence capabilities to generate over 45 billion predictions daily to anticipate customer needs and travel demand. Travelport +, in turn, represents a multi-year investment by Travelport to accelerate industry innovation in multi-source content distribution, travel retail and value creation. The combination of these leading technology capabilities will result in unprecedented benefits for travelers and increased competitiveness for both companies.
Javier Bellido, Air Content Strategies Director at eDreams ODIGEO, said: “The addition of Travelport’s leading travel retail system to our flight content platform is another example of how the company is strengthening its position in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important that companies really focus on meeting the needs of their customers in order to enable a quick recovery in the travel sector Agreement is a testament to our commitment to putting the customer experience at the forefront of our innovations. As a multi-GDS company, we are able to offer better connectivity and content worldwide. We look forward to working with Travelport to further transform the travel industry through the latest technology. “
Rob Brown, GVP and Managing Director, Global OTA at Travelport said: “What we have implemented so far is just the beginning of the common vision that we share with eDreams ODIGEO. We are confident that Travelport + will bring real added value for eDreams ODIGEO and its customers, and look forward to keeping them one step ahead of today’s accelerating change as we continue to implement our roadmap. “
CEO of eDreams ODIGEO, Dana Dunne, and Travelport CEO, Greg Webb, will discuss this agreement and the future of travel retailing at Travelport’s virtual event, Hello Modern Retailing, on Thursday June 24th. To register for the event, please visit travelport.com/hello-modern-retailing
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