Travelport has signed a multi-year deal with European online rail and coach ticket provider, Trainline.
As part of the strategic agreement, Trainline’s range of aggregated content from major rail operators in Europe – including Eurostar, Trenitalia, SNCF, Thalys and Heathrow Express – will be integrated into Travelport+ through Travelport’s desktop user interface Smartpoint, and next-generation API’s.
The new collaboration comes as multinational rail options become an increasingly popular mode of transport across Europe for both leisure and business travellers.
As demand for environmentally efficient modes of travel escalates, global travel advisors connected to Travelport’s next-generation platform, Travelport+, will be able to manage and book cross-European rail offers as seamlessly as they do with airline and hotel content.
Jason Clarke, Chief Commercial Officer, Travel Partners at Travelport, said: “Our collaboration with Trainline Partner Solutions builds upon a common objective of being game-changers in the travel industry by providing customers with trusted and agile solutions that remove complexity and enhance the overall travel experience”.
“Our Travelport+ capability will rapidly integrate Trainline’s technology platform leading to improved retailing capabilities for our global network of travel agents and the most compelling range of European rail content for travellers today.”