The new deal confirms Gray Dawes long-term commitment to Travelport and sees its two newly-acquired Travel Management Companies (TMCs), Cambridge Business Travel and Travel Management Group, migrate to the platform. Through Travelport’s Universal API, Gray Dawes Group continues to have easy access to our open platform. This makes it easier to connect to in-house agency systems and deliver the widest choice of content so as to provide the rich, open and integrated travel experience that the connected business traveller of today demands.
Travelport’s industry leading point of sale solution, Travelport Smartpoint enables Gray Dawes to access Travelport’s unrivalled choice of travel content – which includes fares and ancillaries from the 400 airlines including leading network and low cost carriers, over 650,000 hotels, 35,000 car rental locations, cruise-line and tour operators and major rail networks. Travelport’s technology allows the group’s consultants to search beyond rate and availability and respond quickly to customers’ personalized needs.
Suzanne Horner, CEO of Gray Dawes Group said: “We continue to rely on and be powered by the Travelport platform because we recognize the value of providing the widest choice of content to support our business and strategic goals. As a company that prides itself in pushing the boundaries of travel product and technology, Travelport’s flexible API connectivity enables our own in-house development team to deliver business logic and intelligent search of content for our own end-user applications.”
Paul Broughton, Regional Managing Director of UK and Ireland at Travelport, added: “Today’s business travellers are even more demanding -not only seeking more choice, but more personalisation and flexibility than ever before. Gray Dawes continues to understand such needs by continuing to deliver a differentiated and personalised booking and customer care experience. So, we are delighted to have signed a new long term partnership agreement with the company. I am confident our partnership will help drive its business and its brand even further.”