News

Travelport Gives Sandals Resorts Ability to Add Flights to Its Luxury Destinations

Travelport Gives Sandals Resorts Ability to Add Flights to Its Luxury Destinations

Travelport and Unique Caribbean Holidays Ltd, trading as Sandals and Beaches Resorts, have announced their first-ever GDS deal. Last month UCHL began offering ‘Luxury Included’ holidays to Sandals and Beaches Resorts, direct to the trade for the first time. This agreement will now enable agents to compare and select flights alongside Sandals resort packages.

UCHL offers a diverse collection of 20 properties in seven countries: Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, St Lucia, and Turks & Caicos Islands. Sandals and Beaches Resorts prides itself on offering more inclusions than anywhere else worldwide, as well as unrivalled product innovations within the region, including the Caribbean’s first Over the Water Suites that recently launched in Jamaica and St Lucia.

Through its debut agreement to connect to Travelport, UCHL can further differentiate its offer by providing comprehensive pre-packaged holidays, rather than obliging agents to go directly to each airline website to piece together a travel itinerary. With Travelport, agents can offer a more personalised travel experience based on information beyond just rate and availability and build the Sandals and Beaches brands by meeting the expectations of the always-connected consumer.

Karl Thompson, Managing Director, UCHL, said: “We are delighted to have struck our inaugural GDS partnership with Travelport. We are confident that Travelport’s industry-leading technology will help differentiate our Luxury Included packages from competing resorts by providing agents with the comprehensive flight and ancillary options expected by our customers.”

Paul Broughton, Managing Director, Travelport UK & Ireland, said: “We are delighted that UCHL has recognised Travelport’s air merchandising platform capabilities to enable it to market and sell more effectively to agents and travellers. We are looking forward to supporting UCHL as it continues to differentiate its brand and grow its business.”

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

7.3m Chinese to Read About the Island of Ireland

Michael FloodJuly 16, 2018

New Record for Dublin Airport in June

Michael FloodJuly 15, 2018

Amadeus Achieves IATA Level 3 NDC Certification as an Aggregator

Neil SteedmanJuly 14, 2018

LAX Pilots ‘AskLAX’ Kiosks in Two Terminals

Neil SteedmanJuly 12, 2018

CAR Issues Ceased to Trade Notice Re Premier Irish Golf Tours

Neil SteedmanJuly 12, 2018

daa Appoints Ray Hernan as ARI Chief Executive

Neil SteedmanJuly 11, 2018

New Air France Business Lounge at Paris-CDG

Neil SteedmanJuly 10, 2018

Jason Kearns Joins Qatar Airways as Sales Executive

Neil SteedmanJuly 10, 2018

Irish Open Golf Goes with a Swing with Emirates

Neil SteedmanJuly 10, 2018

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland