Travelport introduces developer network programme in the Middle East

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Published April 30th, 2012 - 09:31 GMT

Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today introduced the Travelport Developer Network to independent software developers in the Middle East, with the aim of co-developing new and innovative solutions for travel agency customers in the region.

Designed for 3rd party developers, the Developer Network provides members with full access to key software resources, dedicated help and support and an entry in the new Travelport Developer Directory. Created to facilitate the faster introduction of innovative new applications to its 67,000 travel agency customers worldwide, the new dedicated developer programme will offer extensive commercial, technical and support benefits to approved developer members.

As part of the new programme, Travelport’s industry-leading developer tools will continue to be built on open standards technology, so developers can program in the environment of their choice and build applications that easily integrate with existing Travelport databases and technologies.  Membership includes access to the Travelport Universal API™, which provides access to extensive content and functionality through a single API connection. 

Members can also gain access to the Universal Desktop Software Development Kit (SDK), which creates a wealth of new opportunities for developers. The extensive configurability can be further enhanced to meet travel agency needs with custom activities incorporated into workflows, shopping and booking from blended global distribution system (GDS) and non-GDS content, and custom pop-up widgets with anytime access.

“By providing local developers with a single access point to our content and agency network, along with technical support, we will be able to foster even greater innovation within the Middle East’s travel industry,” said Rabih Saab, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Travelport.  “This dedicated programme will enable us to partner even more closely with the developer community, working hand in hand with talented developers so that we are well placed to offer the best possible applications to our network of travel agencies,” he added. 

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Travelport

Travelport is the technology company that makes the experience of buying and managing travel continually better for everyone. It operates a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. The Company facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel platform.

Travelport has a leadership position in airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions. The Company also provides critical IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions. With net revenue of over $2.5 billion in 2018, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, U.K., has over 3,700 employees and is represented in approximately 180 countries and territories.

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