ATHENS, GREECE - Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, has announced that travel insurance is now available in Greece and Cyprus via a new Travelport Smartpoint plugin. All travel agencies now have the ability to insure their travelers with Greek local provider, Lloyds Insurance. The innovative new Travelport Smartpoint plugin, known as TiBi, has been developed by French-based company Inbsys International Ltd, which is part of Travelport’s Developer Network.
Leonidas Zotos, Travelport’s Greece Country Manager commented: “Travelport is delighted to integrate an insurance solution into Travelport Smartpoint SDK. Today’s announcement demonstrates the importance of, and Travelport’s commitment to, an open platform that allows the brightest and best developer talent from around the world to build tools that address the unmet needs of the global travel industry.”
Zotos, added: “This is a win-win for all parties concerned. Lloyds insurance can reach more passengers, travel agents can offer a more effective end-to-end service for their customers, and both will increase revenues as a result. The new application is a great step forward. Insurance is an important part of every travelers’ journey and needs to be accessible via a wide range of channels.”
Dario Cham, General Manager for Inbsys International, said: “We are delighted to include Lloyds Insurance content in our TiBi solution. Our partnership with Travelport's will enable us to reach many more potential customers booking through travel agencies. It’s great to be a part of Travelport’s Developer Network, which gives us access to important travel companies that might otherwise be beyond our reach. By working closely with the Travelport team we have had the opportunity to develop this new plugin that we hope will benefit agencies and travelers all over the world and expand our own business.”