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APH new app allows travel agents to increase revenue on airport parking through Travelport Smartpoint

This latest application offered through Travelport’s Marketplace means that travel agencies can upsell airport parking when making flight bookings using a simple two-step process.

Airport Parking & Hotels (APH) has recently announced that its airport parking plug-in, offering an extensive choice of UK airport parking options, is now available through Travelport’s award-winning agency point of sale solution, Travelport Smartpoint.

Travelport is a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $8 trillion global travel and tourism industry. This latest application offered through Travelport’s Marketplace means that travel agencies can upsell airport parking when making flight bookings using a simple two-step process. The application automatically presents relevant parking content based on specific airport codes and is simple to use and free of charge to travel agents.

The other key features of the APH plug-in include:

  • The ability to pre-book airport parking and receive instant confirmation and service documents
  • Access to parking availability and real-time quotes for individual flight departures booked
  • The capability to integrate PNR details into the back-office system
  • Flexibility in payment options in order to simplify and accelerate the payment process

Phillip Morris-Simpson, New Business Development Manager at APH, said: “By tapping into the APH Airport Parking plug-in through Travelport Smartpoint, travel agencies can boost revenue, save time and increase customer loyalty by offering a number of parking solutions to meet individual needs. The plug-in is simple and fast to use. We look forward to continuing our work with Travelport and further developing our relationship over the years ahead.”

Pieter Van Der Voort, Director Partnership and Alliances, at Travelport said: “We are pleased to announce this new agreement with APH which offers travel agents upsell opportunities and the end traveller convenience and peace of mind when booking airport parking in the UK. This latest development is part of Travelport’s wider strategy to invest in developing new technologies and ideas, all on an open platform that delivers expansive content and improves customer service. Travelport offers a broad network of over 800 developers within its Travel Commerce Platform which each create their own applications therefore further strengthening our systems.”

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