Jetstar taps Travelport’s agents

SINGAPORE, 13 December 2017: Travelport has signed a multi-year agreement with Jetstar Group, that will allow the airline to tap a network of 68,000 travel agencies globally.

The deal covers four airlines within the group – Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Pacific and Jetstar Japan.

Under this agreement, Jetstar Group, will deploy Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding merchandising solution, allowing the four airlines to display their branded fares and ancillary content in a graphically rich and visual way.

Between 2015 and 2020, bookings on low-cost-carriers (LCCs) in Asia Pacific (APAC) are forecast to grow twice as fast as full service carriers[1].

Forecast also predict that in 2020, Asia Pacific will continue its lead as the world’s largest travel region[2].

Travelport vice president, Asia Pacific and global sales strategy, air commerce, Damian Hickey said: “In our recently launched Global Digital Traveler Research, we see that over 70% of travellers globally still look to travel professionals, like travel agents, for recommendations before making travel bookings. In APAC, it is 80% of all travellers.”