Travelport Universal Desktop set for Asia debut - TTG Asia - Leader in Hotel, Airlines, Tourism and Travel Trade News
Saturday . October 22 . 2016
Follow TTG Asia on Twitter
TTG ASIA this week
TTG Asia Luxury
Share |
Travelport Universal Desktop set for Asia debut
N. Nithiyananthan, Atlanta, January 25, 2012

TRAVELPORT will roll out its latest product, Travelport Universal Desktop (TUD) in Asia in 2012.


Functioning as a GDS, TUD provides travel experts with a multitude of content options when searching for flights, including hotel and (where appropriate) rail offerings, with the aim of providing extra opportunities for earning revenue.


Speaking to TTG Asia e-Daily during a Travelport media event in Atlanta, Georgia last week, Travelport CMO Gillian Gibson said: “Asia, which is huge and growing, is our biggest focus for marketing and advertising campaigns for TUD this coming year.”


Travelport will kick-off in February its TUD promotional campaign in Asia, starting with an engagement activity in Vietnam for about 20 customers from different markets.


“This is to obtain feedback on what we have developed and (TUD’s) suitability for particular markets, including the need to adapt,” explained Gibson. “At the end of June, we will have a session for about 200 customers in Asia.”


An upcoming development will be the integration of Travelport Rooms and More into TUD by mid-2012. “Following this incorporation, travel experts will have access to information on 85,000 GDS-listed hotels as well as another 600,000 non-GDS listed hotels,” said Travelport CIO, Mark Ryan.


Launched in 2011, TUD has so far been introduced in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. 

Print Top Stories
Editor's pick >
Dawn of a new standard

by Mimi Hudoyo

Eventful times

by S Puvaneswary

Charting new paths to growth

by Paige Lee Pei Qi and Xinyi Liang-Pholsena

The F1 party queen

by Raini Hamdi

Leaving rouble trouble behind

by Paige Lee Pei Qi, Marissa Carruthers and Michael Sanderson