Visual hotel content for Worldspan
Travelport and VFM Leonardo extend their relationship
Travelport GDS has extended its relationship with VFM Leonardo to provide visual hotel content on both the Gallileo and Worldspan platforms.
Travelport said that positive feedback from customers on the value of visual content had prompted the expansion into the Worldspan format.
Travelport GDS director of strategic content hotels Keith Harrison said imagery was “extremely useful” for customers shopping for hotels.
“It enables the end-traveller to better visualise the hotel experience and make an informed travel choice,” Harrison explained.
“By We are ensuring that the visual content now available to our 63,000 Travelpost GDS-connected agents worldwide is totally consistent regardless of whether they are booking through the Galileo or Worldspan platform.”
Harrison added that the company’s hotel and travel agency customers needed more than ever “our focus and support” to help them “speed up processes and create new revenue streams”.
In other Travelport news, the GDS provider signed long-term content agreements with two major hotel groups.
Both reconline and Classic International upgraded their participation level to Galileo’s Complete Pricing Plus programme for hotels.
This allows agents to access all normal rates and rules as well as additional detailed pricing information on optional room extras.