Under a new multi-year distribution agreement, Travelport will make HRS’ inventory of 70,000 hotels available for travel agent bookings via the GDS. The majority of these properties are independent hotels.
“Travelport’s platform enables us to reach new travel buyers globally, thus boosting the reach of our global hotel partners and ensure a significant increase in hotel bookings,” explained HRS’ CEO, Tobias Ragge.
“It gives travel agencies and companies access to new hotel properties and enables them to find the right content, all within an efficient booking process a win for all parties involved and a key milestone in our multi-channel strategy.”
The HRS inventory will be fully integrated with Travelport, making hotels bookable as part of an agent’s usual workflow. The agreement also gives Travelport-connected agents access to the HRS Business Tariff programme, which provides special corporate rates for more than 35,000 hotels globally.
The agreement with HRS forms part of Travelport’s ‘Beyond Air’, through which it is aiming to diversify into a broader range of industry sectors.