Travelport creates iTunes-style Marketplace for agent applications
Travelport is the latest travel technology company to create a platform similar to the Apple iTunes appstore so agency customers can download products and services.
Travelport Marketplace is due to be launched in beta next week and will feature applications developed both in-house and from members of its Developer Network.
The move comes two years after the original launch of the Developer Network as a way of bringing together startups and third parties to build tools and functionality which can be bolted on to existing technology within Travelport.
The Marketplace will allow Travelport’s agency customers to select from a number of products (initially around 20 will be on offer, with plans to add more regularly) such as the service created by Cabforce to allow customers to book ground transport through the GDS, Travelport’s own Mobile Agent platform and tools from Mantic Point and Navitas.
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