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Travelport announces partnership with Amazon Web Services

“AWS’ retail heritage makes them uniquely qualified to optimise digital retail platforms,” says Travelport CEO Greg Webb

Travelport, a worldwide leader in travel retail, has announced a strategic, 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, which unites the companies’ globally renowned expertise in travel technology, cloud technology and hyper-personalised retailing, will focus on optimising Travelport’s recently launched next-generation platform, Travelport+, which creates a simplified, capability-rich marketplace for travel retail.

Speaking about the partnership, Travelport CEO Greg Webb said: “The travel industry has struggled to keep up with the pace of change in digital retail. This landmark collaboration is specifically designed to address just that. AWS’s retail heritage makes them uniquely qualified to optimise digital retail platforms, simplify complex environments, and enable game-changing innovation in the travel retailing space. With AWS as our preferred cloud partner, we are going to create a simpler, smarter and better future for travel retail.”

Amazon Web Services, Inc incoming CEO Adam Selipsky added: “Travelport is using the flexibility, scalability and reliability of the world’s leading cloud to provide the speed and insights needed to put the customer first. By leveraging the broadest and deepest set of cloud capabilities and AWS’s proven global infrastructure, Travelport can enhance the performance of its platform and continue to develop new ways to simplify the travel booking experience. With people around the world beginning to return to travel, we look forward to working with Travelport to help the travel industry continue to innovate.”

AWS will provide Travelport+ with proven global infrastructure and security that is built to satisfy the requirements of organisations managing highly 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 innovation.

For more information, visit www.travelport.com

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