Travel commerce platform Travelport and Kenyan-based travel agent, Travel Creations Monday announced a joint partnership deal that will see the latter become the first travel agent in Africa to roll out ‘GOL’ a breakthrough online booking tool powered by Travelport’s technology.
The move is aimed at taking advantage of Kenya’s online fast growing travel sales buoyed by rising internet penetration, improving internet infrastructure and the continuing expansion of online payment options among other factors.
The new online booking tool is a one stop shop for travelers, offering seamless access to services such as flight bookings and information, access to accommodation options and booking, insurance among other services.
“Travelport’s unique Travel Commerce Platform and the power of its technology solutions is what we need to meet and drive our vision of making travel bookings faster and easier and most importantly with more choices for our customers.
This new online booking engine will significantly help us enhance our online presence by meeting our customer demands for personalization and in turn will help us to grow our business,” said Zainab Yahya, Chief executive, Travel Creations.
The GOL tool allows clients to pre- select preferred airlines, best fares and best hotels in your destination.
“Online travel sales to residents grew by 14 per cent to reach Kes 92.8 billion in 2015. We are delighted to partner with Travel Creations as the first Kenyan agency to roll out this powerful new online booking solution for travel agencies, which will help them connect their customers to more travel choices, thus empowering their travel experiences.
Agreements like this, demonstrate the value that the travel agency community in East Africa sees in our unique Travel Commerce Platform that is redefining travel commerce across the globe,” said Nita Nagi, Country Manager at Travelport East Africa.