SYDNEY, August 16, 2017 – Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, is delighted to announce an interconnect arrangement with Ugo Transfers, a service providing aggregated content for ground transfers.
With this interconnect arrangement, over 68,000 travel agents globally will get access to a wide
range of ground transport services in over 100 countries. Agents using Travelport Marketplace can
download the UGO application to browse, pre-book and confirm their customers’ ground transport
arrangements in advanced.
Bay Travel, one of the largest privately owned travel management companies based in Australia, was one of the first agencies to use the Ugo application. Alan Wolf, the managing director of Bay Travel commented, “Bay Corporate Travel has been utilising the services of Ugo Transfers for quite some time now. Our clients have reported the service to be reliable, friendly and, all-in-all, faultless. As a travel management company, we have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Ugo’s highly experienced management team. Now that this app is available via Travelport, we find the ease of access to be an additional bonus.”
Ugo Transfers has also recently established a specialised Service Center which allows for requests to cater to larger groups and other customised options.
“This Service Center will add another layer of reassurance and personalized service delivery for our
customers,” said Brad Wicks, managing director of Ugo Transfers. “We are looking forward to
providing more travel agents with a seamless solution to search and book for ground transportation. Travelport has been a very supportive partner and we look forward to continuing our great relationship with the team.”
Travelport’s senior director for products and solutions in Asia Pacific, Tony Hopwood added “Ugo
Transfers will provide our agents with more content and booking choices for ground transportation. We hope that making this app accessible to travel agencies using Travelport’s Smartpoint will allow agents to create a faster and more efficient workflow, improving the response time for their customers.”
Notes to editors
About Travelport (www.travelport.com)
Travelport is a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment, mobile and
other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. With a presence in approximately 180
countries, and approximately 4,000 employees, our 2016 net revenue was over $2.3 billion.
Travelport is comprised of:
– A Travel Commerce Platform through which it facilitates travel commerce by connecting the
world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary businessto-business (B2B) travel marketplace. Travelport has a leadership position in airline
merchandising, hotel content and rate distribution, mobile travel commerce and a pioneering
B2B payment solution that addresses the needs of travel intermediaries to efficiently and
securely settle travel transactions.
– Technology Services through which it provides critical IT services to airlines, such as shopping,
ticketing, departure control and other solutions, enabling them to focus on their core business
competencies and reduce costs.
Travelport is headquartered in Langley, U.K. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the symbol “TVPT”.
About Ugo Transfers
Ugo Transfers is Australian-owned and managed by experienced travel industry professionals with more than 50 years’ combined experience managing local and international businesses in the airline, travel and cruise industries in Australia and internationally. The Management team at Ugo Transfers brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the business, with so many transfer providers across the country and around the world we understood some of the challenges that travellers faced especially with finding the right transfers provider at the right time for the best price. Bringing many different transfer companies together on the one website gives customers and our trade partners the choice of transport suppliers here in Australia and when travelling overseas.
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