Travelport informs Abu Dhabi agents on game-changing technologies


On a mission to inform on the latest and most innovative technology that is redefining travel commerce, last month Travelport hosted a number of innovation workshops at the Travelport office in Beirut, which welcomed a handful of Abu Dhabi’s leading travel agencies.

Attendees included representatives from Asian Gulf Travel, Shams Abu Dhabi Travel, Al Badie Travel Agency, Al Dana Travel, Liberty Travel, Smart Travel and Latakia Travel.

Travelport is a key technology partner for the Abu Dhabi agents who were in attendance, all of whom have inked long-term agreements with the travel-tech provider.

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Throughout the three-day workshop, Travelport’s product experts shed light on technologies such as Travelport Smartpoint, a desktop solution which helps to maximise revenues, increase productivity and improve the customer experience. The technology allows travel agencies to sell more airline content more often, keeping them up-to-date with the widest range of real-time content from over 400 of the world’s leading network airlines and low cost carriers, all from within their workflow.

With this technology, agents can also upsell more hotel rooms and car rentals, with over 650,000 unique hotel properties and 36,000 car rental locations available from within Travelport Smartpoint.

Regional director – Middle East and South Asia, Travelport, Matthew Powell declared; “In order for traditional travel agents to remain competitive they need to be ‘consultants’ rather than merely trip bookers and our Travel Commerce Platform creates synergies and network effects that facilitate revenue growth across the travel value chain. This series of workshops provided the platform for some of the UAE’s travel leaders to glean a complete understanding of how Travelport technology continues to lead the industry in redefining travel commerce so we can continue to partner with them to reach our mutual goal of growing the UAE’s travel industry.”