Travelport has signed agreements with six travel agencies in the Asia Pacific region to participate in the regional testing and development of its Travelport Universal Desktop.
The new contracts follow successful agency trials and positive feedback from global launch partner, Flight Centre and UK beta test customer Global Travel Management in the UK.
The new Travelport Universal Desktop test partners in the Asia Pacific region are: MP Travel and Orba Travel Brokers in Australia, Quotient Travel and Serangoon Air Travel in Singapore as well as SkyJet and Shalom in Hong Kong.
All customers are expected to commence beta testing shortly.
Travelport Universal Desktop provides travel agents with an intuitive interface and access to multi-source content and pricing. It is designed to improve efficiencies and boost productivity, through its introduction of clever travel management tools and streamlined workflow processes.
Asia-Pacific, Travelport President and Managing Director Simon Nowroz said, “Travelport Universal Desktop delivers our travel partners with a revolutionary new way to search and book travel.
It reflects our ongoing investment in innovative technology and builds on our position as Asia-Pacific’s leading GDS. We are committed to ensuring Travelport meets customer needs in today’s marketplace, but also identifies the opportunities of tomorrow.”
The desktop tool is currently being launched across the Flight Centre global network following a successful pilot program. UK travel management company, Global Travel Management has also just commenced accessing a live version following its own successful beta trial.