Globalstar Travel Management has announced a strategic partnership with Atriis Technologies that will see the TMC use the Atriis.GTP (Global Travel Platform).
Atriis.GTP is a booking platform designed for both TMCs and corporates to access a broad range of content via connections to multiple GDSs, NDC-enabled airlines, hotel direct connects, OTAs, rail platforms and value-add services such as Heathrow Express, parking services and ancillaries.
Additionally, the platform introduces a marketplace where wholesale partner fares can be accessed and distributed between partner TMCs.
Atriis says that by aggregating access to desired content, the platform eliminates fragmentation, excess cost and additional processes.
In addition to these content options, Globalstar says the platform will allow its partners to access and service another partner’s booking through its Global Shared Services (GSS) feature. The TMC claims this will provide clients with a regionally consistent traveller experience.
Goncalo Fernandes, executive director of IT at Globalstar, commented: “Atriis’s ability to provide all the content that a Globalstar partner would need in one place for both an agent and a traveller creates tremendous value for us, as we no longer have to go outside traditional channels to book fragmented content and have excess process and cost.”
Omri Amsalem, chief revenue officer at Atriis Technologies, said: “We are very pleased to support Globalstar with a technology that empowers their partners to aggressively compete and thrive in an uncertain time of disintermediation, and where new business distribution models pose a real threat to the traditional TMC model.”
Helen Menniss, VP of global account management at Globalstar, added: “Atriis’s platform creates numerous opportunities to create greater value for our clients through easier booking and richer content to eliminating excess cost.”