Travelport and Al Futtaim Travel renew relationship

Travelport and Al Futtaim Travel, a specialist in corporate and leisure travel management, recently renewed their partnership.

The renewed multi-year agreement is due to provide Al Futtaim Travel with Travelport’s technology, such as the Travelport Universal API. This grants access to a world of content and functionality through a single API connection by aggregating air, hotel, car, rail and merchandising content from multiple sources.

Adding to this, the company’s customers will continue to have access to Travelport’s travel content inventory which offers the ability to search, sell and book fares from approximately 400 airlines globally as well as browse through Travelport’s beyond air content which includes over 650,000 hotel properties (both chain and independents).

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General manger, Al Futtaim Travel, Micky Bhatia-India enthused on the news: “We are pleased to have renewed our partnership with Travelport and are excited about the new developments that will arise from accessing Travelport’s industry leading technology. Working with Travelport allows us to continuously improve and enhance the tailor made services we provide to our customers across the Gulf region.”

Meanwhile, president and managing director – AFMESA, Travelport, Rabih Saab added: “We are delighted that Al Futtaim Travel has recognised the value and demonstrated such strong confidence in Travelport’s offering. Travelport’s technology is ideally suited to fulfil Al Futtaim Travel’s business objectives and we are dedicated to supporting them in growing their presence in the region.”