LANGLEY, UK, 18 June 2021: Travelport, a leader in travel
retail, announced this week a long-term collaboration with Amazon Web Services,
Inc (AWS) to use advanced cloud technology to accelerate the digital
transformation of retailing in the travel industry.
The collaboration will focus on optimizing Travelport’s
recently launched next-generation platform, Travelport+. It will also drive
innovation in travel merchandising to launch a new accelerator programme that
will incorporate talent from the tech startup community.
“The travel industry has struggled to keep up with the pace
of change in digital retail,” said Travelport chief executive officer Greg
“This landmark collaboration is specifically designed to
address just that. AWS’s retail heritage makes it uniquely qualified to
optimize digital retail platforms, simplify complex environments, and enable
innovation in the travel retailing space.”
As part of the long-term collaboration, Travelport will
migrate its global platform that connects travel agencies and travel suppliers
to AWS. It will also use AWS technologies, including High-Performance Compute
(HPC), storage, security, analytics, machine learning and databases to deliver
a faster, easier, and more personalized travel booking experience.
In addition, Travelport will use AWS Managed Services (AMS)
to provide trusted operational expertise to help optimize platform efficiency
Travelport+ is a next-generation platform that creates a
simplified, capability-rich marketplace for travel retail. To optimize the
platform, Travelport+ will leverage AWS compute, which will enhance efficiency
by enabling Travelport to quickly scale capacity for processing while
maintaining superior performance for HPC workloads. The company will also speed
up content delivery through Travelport+ by leveraging its global network to
cache content at “the edge” of the cloud, bringing it closer to
end-users anywhere in the world.
AWS will provide Travelport+ with proven global infrastructure
and security to satisfy the requirements of organizations managing sensitive
data, such as financial institutions and travel companies. AWS was selected for
this long-term strategic collaboration due to its proven travel industry
experience, along with its scalability, global reach, and culture of
To accelerate innovation in travel retailing, AWS will
further enhance Travelport’s development and delivery model, enabling more
rapid speed to market and the production deployment of solutions. This will
give Travelport developers the ability to innovate faster and provide expanded
access to solutions developed by AWS’s established and startup travel
Travelport will also use AWS’s world-class capabilities,
such as machine learning and advanced analytics, to improve its personalization
offering, leveraging the company’s latest technologies to explore new ways to
simplify the way travel is retailed.
Amazon Web Services is a subsidiary of Amazon providing on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies and governments on a metered pay-as-you-go basis.
Travelport is a leader in travel retail for travel agencies. Its platform Travelport+ connects travel content buyers and sellers. A global company, it operates in over 180 countries and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.