Travelport has moved further into hotel and car rental distribution by opening a helpdesk for suppliers. The company has invested in a new in-house support function for care hire and hotel customers in efforts to boost these sectors’ bookings through its GDS systems and Travelport Leisure. Two new dedicated helpdesks will be established to work with Travelport’s hotel and car customers to ensure that their content is distributed to travel retailers across the world. The announcement follows other recent hospitality-focussed updates from Travelport, including news that a newly-created team of hospitality business development managers have also been recruited to support travel agencies in key countries. “There is significant scope for Travelport to play a pivotal role in this area by supporting growth and creating real marketing value for all of our hotel and car partners – I’m confident that this will be facilitated by establishing an industry-leading hotel and car support function in-house,” said Bryan Conway, head of global operations for Travelport.