Travelport GDS have been in the travel trade media lately promoting their new tool, Travelport Leisure. Their strapline is “Content, Commission, Choice”. But what is it, and how can it help your business? Here’s a closer look.
Travelport Leisure offers users a wide variety of choice – from their website you can see that they offer an impressive range of hotel providers, including:
- HotelClub by Orbitz
- Kuoni Connect
Travelport Leisure also offer ground services – transfers, attractions tickets, touring and car hire provided through TUI as well as offering small cruises and a separate villas and apartments section. The website also features a Trip Tools section, where you can source information on health advice, weather, destination guides, currency conversions and health advice.
It does seem that Galileo Leisure is still up and running, but surely it will be phased out and bookers pushed to this newly branded website. It has to be said that the appearance is a vast improvement and it’s really undergone great modernisation and has a great look and feel.
This kind of website is in much demand – a company pulling together multiple sources of hotel content is what so many travel professionals are asking for, especially key providers like TravelCube. What the tool does seem to miss are Travelports GDS hotel content. To complete the tool, I would like to see Galileo and Worldspan GDS hotels. Maybe this is something in future planning – maybe there isn’t a demand for such a tool, but it does seem like a missed trick from Travelport not to integrate this type of content.
It would be great to hear from anyone who has an access to the tool and to discover how the usability is, the quality of the content and the USP’s it offers over similar websites.