Welcome to the new issue of our fortnightly Agent Focus newsletter. In this issue you’ll find all the latest Travelport news plus useful information on our forthcoming training opportunities, new ancillary services and distribution agreements and information about Travelport Marketplace, our new e-Commerce platform where travel agencies can find out about and buy all the latest travel software solutions created by Travelport and our developer network partners.

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As spring is almost upon us in the UK it’s time to capitalize on mini break season. Valentine’s Day and the Six Nations Rugby championship both provide the perfect excuse for a short getaway, so make sure you’re geared up to make the most of all the opportunities with Travelport Rooms and More.

With over 600,000 properties from over 21 aggregators this web based comparison booking and shopping tool is great for inspiration and we’re sure that you’ll find it the most efficient way to find your customers the perfect hotel at the perfect price whatever their budget.

For those customers wishing to make a grand romantic gesture you might be interested to know that of the five hotel breaks listed as the most expensive in the world for Valentine’s Day last year, four of them are featured on Travelport Rooms and More. However if you haven’t got a budget of £40,000 for an overnight stay at The Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson in Geneva we know that you’ll find much more affordable options for your customers alongside them. With every Travelport Rooms and More search returning on average more than three offers from aggregators you’ll be able to find and compare rates quickly and efficiently.

As alternatives to the most expensive Valentine’s Day breaks, we’d like to ask you to share with us the most unusual romantic breaks that you’ve been asked to book this year. One of the most inspired we’ve come across lately is staying in a luxury converted 727 airplane in the tree tops of Cape Verde; a thoroughly modern twist on  Robinson Crusoe  guaranteed to set the scene for a romantic getaway. However if you think you have a destination that can beat this in the romance stakes, please send us your suggestions by clicking here. We’ll look forward to sharing the results with you in the next issue.

Finally, make sure that all of your customers heading to China over the next month have ALL of their ongoing travel arrangements booked in advance. The Chinese New Year Festival is the busiest travel season in China, with 1.3 billion people on the move, so last minute flights and hotel bookings should be avoided if the Chinese “Year of the Goat” is to get off to a good start.

Upcoming webinars
Whether you are a new user or just need a refresher, our free webinars will help to bring you fully up to speed and improve your overall productivity.  MORE >>
Training opportunities
Make the most of our travel commerce platform by keeping fully up to speed with our products and their features.  MORE >>
Travelport Smartpoint tips & tricks
Tips and tricks for Travelport Smartpoint for Travelport Galileo and Travelport Worldspan Customers.  MORE >>
Ancillary services – Ryanair Business Plus fares
Travelport and Ryanair are happy to inform you that Ryanair Business Plus fares are now available on Travelport Galileo.  MORE >>
Distribution agreements
We’re pleased to announce the recent exciting additions to our unrivalled travel content.  MORE >>
Introducing Travelport Marketplace & Cabforce
Travelport Marketplace is our new e-Commerce platform designed to make it easier for travel agencies to find out about and buy the latest travel software solutions.  MORE >>
Travelport news
Travel Agents worldwide continue to recognize Travelport Smartpoint as the industry-leading agency desktop technology which is redefining how travel agencies sell to their customers.  MORE >>
Connect with Travelport
Tell us what you think! Please take a few moments of your time to help us improve our communication with you.  MORE >>
Access previous issues and articles here.  MORE >>

Best wishes for Valentine’s Day – whilst unfortunately we can’t guarantee the card you were hoping for at least you can always rely on our travel commerce platform when booking your romantic getaways!

Kind regards,

Henry DeCosta, Tele Sales Account Manager

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