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BBT July/August 2018
July/August 2018
For Business, Corporate Travel & Meeting Buyers & Arrangers

Travelport utilises the cloud for car rental content

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Travel technology provider Travelport is utilising cloud technology for the onboarding and management of new car rental content provided through a partnership with Autoeurope.

Travelport says the cloud-based platform enables quicker content acquisition, with Autoeurope’s content made available through the commerce platform within six months of the agreement. The firm believes this partnership approach will become the benchmark for future content addition.

Autoeurope provides car rental services at more than 20,000 locations in 180 countries. Meanwhile, Travelport’s XML solution enables providers to display car content in the way they want to sell it, including presentation of features .

Mike Croucher, chief architect at Travelport, said: “We’re constantly looking at how the deployment of new technologies can improve the way our platform delivers for our customers. Through using cloud-based management, we’ve significantly decreased the time-to-market for our new rental car content, bringing increased choice to our customers and their customers faster than before.”

Steve Matise, VP and global head of rental car and ground transport at Travelport, added: “The growth of our car business is a key pillar of Travelport’s content strategy and we’re delighted to have partnered with Autoeurope, who are a global leader in supplying rental cars. The ability to pre-pay for rental cars is common in many parts of the world, meaning this new partnership offers real choice for our customers and their customers.”

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