Travelport unveils major leisure agent push with Rooms and More
Travelport will open the curtains on its new leisure agent accommodation and extras search and booking service next week – a brand new system called Rooms and More.
The system is the result of a major effort in recent months to overhaul the old Travelport Leisure agent platform after the appointment of Niklas Andréen as group VP for global hospitality to oversee the company’s deeper push into hotels and acquisition 12 months ago of metasearch engine Sprice.
As hinted at in March this year, when the new system was first talked about publicly, Rooms and More borrows heavily from the Sprice technology and user experience, meaning to agents it will have the look and feel and functionality of a consumer-facing metasearch engine.
The launch is on target (originally timed for the third quarter of 2011, with a gradual roll-out beginning shortly) and is expected to give agents access to around 200,000 individual hotel properties, Andréen says. The number is expected to rise to 300,000 in the first phase.