Travelport has recently launched a new hotel programme that gives Travelport GDS-connected travel agents guaranteed access to the lowest publicly available rates from a wide range of global hotel groups.
Launched recently on both the Galileo and Worldspan GDS, the ‘Lowest Public Rate Programme’ already has more than 40 participating hotel brands signed up, including Intercontinental Hotels Group, Preferred Hotel Group, Leading Hotels of the World and Marriott International among many others, representing thousands of properties worldwide. With interest in the programme building momentum many other chains are expected to be added by the end of the year.
Agents booking via Travelport’s ‘Lowest Public Rate Programme’ have the ability to find and book the lowest public rate of the day offered anywhere by the participating hotel, including pre-paid rates and special promotional offers regardless of whether the rate is flexible or has restrictions. This means that no additional searching is required by the agent to find the best rate of the day, thus enabling them to save time, while satisfying their customers’ needs.