Eurasia Travel Network (ETN) awarded Travelport, a leading technology company serving the global travel and tourism industry, a new long-term technology contract to support the shipping industry.
The new deal comes just a few months after ETN, the marine and corporate travel agency of the Schulte Group, entered into a new joint venture with BCD Travel to provide specialised maritime travel services for the energy, resources and marine sectors.
The agreement between Travelport and ETN will cover the needs of travelers on a global scale, extending a relationship that has existed between the two companies for more than 15 years.
As part of its agreement with ETN, Travelport will provide real-time access to a broad range of high-quality content from more than 400 airlines, hundreds of thousands of hotel properties and over 37,000 car rental locations worldwide. ETN and its partners will continue to benefit from Travelport’s market-leading search, automation, shopping and booking technologies; data, business logic and profiling functionalities via a single platform.
Yiannis Sykas, BSM Director of Strategy and Product Development, said “We are proud to welcome Travelport on board as our strategic partner, reinforcing one of our key strategic objectives, which is innovation. We have a deep understanding of what customers in the shipping industry need and we are sure that with Travelport we will be able to offer an exceptional experience of buying and managing travel for everyone through one platform.”
Damiano Sabatino, Vice President and Managing Director of Key Account Management for Europe at Travelport, said “The international shipping industry is a highly-complex operation that often requires crew, technical and executive travelers to be able to move quickly and efficiently between multiple locations around the globe. Having access to advanced technological solutions that provide planners and travel management companies with enhanced visibility, control and flexibility, has been crucial for our travel partners in the maritime sector. We are delighted to extend our relationship with ETN.”