Travel TechnologyThe new-gen marketplace will do away with three legacy systems of Galileo, Apollo and Worldspan.

One united platform with Travelport+

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CEO Greg Webb believes that attempts by the travel industry to keep up with modern digital retailing have instead "led to increased complexity".
CEO Greg Webb believes that attempts by the travel industry to keep up with modern digital retailing have instead "led to increased complexity". Photo Credit: GettyImages/ipopba

Following a rebranded identity in late February, Travelport has officially launched Travelport+ as a single platform to replace the three legacy systems, Galileo, Apollo and Worldspan.

The next-generation platform will simplify processes and help “suppliers and sellers maximise value on every transaction", said Greg Webb, CEO of Travelport.

As travel distribution and retailing have evolved and improved over the years, Webb said attempts to "retrofit these needs to existing technology have led to increased complexity".

A key part of the new platform, said Webb, is a "trip container" that will house the travel trip record in an open system enabling more efficient management of the individual components of the journey.

The system includes a broad range of air, car, hotel and rail content, with simplified connections "regardless of the source, the seller and how it's consumed".

Travelport+ also has updated airline ticket exchange tools, a microservices API layer and a cloud-based point-of-sale solution.

"Embedded intelligence will enable both travel retailers and suppliers to continually optimise their offers, as well as their pricing and merchandising strategies," according to a Travelport statement.

The new platform is expected to accelerate industry innovation in multi-source content distribution, travel retailing and value generation in one simplified marketplace.

“We’re here to power the change makers” said Webb, adding that “we’re championing simplification and supporting our agencies to be modern digital retailers....and simply powering the next generation of travel".

Travelport+ will be gradually rolled out globally, managed by a dedicated customer support team.

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