ATLANTA, March 16, 2011 — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces the availability of Travel GPA® to its corporate and travel agency subscribers in the United States and Canada. Travel GPA offers the global travel industry’s largest benchmarking database, analytics and reporting service built to help organizations improve travel program and policy performance, and reduce spending. Through a new licensing agreement with developer Prime Numbers Technology, Travelport customers have access to Travel GPA through a preferred flat rate pricing arrangement rather than transactional billing, an exclusive, cost-saving advantage for subscribers of Travelport’s global distribution systems.
With a benchmark database of over 40,000 organizations, Travel GPA is a completely Web-based solution that gives corporations and their travel agency partners the efficiencies of a common use environment to compare, analyze, control and reduce travel spending. Built to collect, assimilate and interpret massive amounts of critical travel data, the solution is recognized for its suite of advanced analytics and reporting tools that are proven in finding actionable opportunities to lower costs and improve travel management efficiencies.
Travel GPA offers a unique range of over 90 metrics for spending comparisons – such as seven-day advanced purchases, acceptance rates of lowest available airfares and companies’ online booking adoption rates – along with key performance indicators (KPI) and industry best practices. Using the database, business intelligence and analysis tools, organizations are able to gauge the performance of their travel program and policies, spending patterns and booking behaviors against those of other organizations. Travel-related data is provided via back-office systems of participating corporations and travel agencies, as well as third-party data providers such as travel reporting and expense management products..
“Corporations and travel management companies need advanced tools with the capacity and intelligence to present the big picture by collecting and assimilating in-depth travel data into meaningful information, in real-time, to control and reduce spending,” said Rock Blanco, president of Prime Numbers Technology. “There also has to be an equitable cost-to-benefit ratio for companies to invest in new technology. Organization, simplicity, accessibility and ROI are at the core of what we do, and we’re excited to answer the critical demands of today’s corporate travel market by providing the very best solution to Travelport’s valued customers.”
“Our unique licensing agreement with Prime Numbers Technology is an example of how Travelport builds partnerships to make our customers stronger, both financially and technologically,” said Travis Christ, president, The Americas, Travelport. “Through this agreement, we’re making the leading global solution in this sector available to customers, with a pricing advantage that underscores our commitment helping them remain profitable.”
Travel GPA substantially reduces the time corporations and travel agencies spend in gathering necessary data for analysis and reporting. Corporations are able lower costs and better manage travel, while agencies provide a unique, value-added service to attract, service and retain corporate business. A suite of tools includes an agile and customizable desktop dashboard that offers a universal view of a company’s travel program for making day-to-day decisions – all based on current booking, pricing and spending data. Automated report cards provide real-time performance assessments as measured against those of other companies. Key performance indicators (KPI) representing industry standard best practices also measure performance against other companies and travel policies, and exclusive business intelligence and analytics accurately report on performance, savings achieved, opportunities lost and bottom-line ROI.
Travelport is the only GDS partner offering flat rate pricing for Travel GPA, an advantage created to help customers work within a budget and avoid unexpected charges. Travelport also offers the exclusive efficiencies of configuration across three GDS platforms – WorldspanTM, GalileoTM and ApolloTM – a major benefit for customers using more than one GDS to manage travel. Operational risk is minimized as well for organizations that take advantage of other travel management solutions from Travelport, by reducing their reliance on multiple providers.
About Prime Numbers Technology
Headquartered in Medfield, Mass., Prime Numbers Technology is one of the world’s largest global benchmarking tracking services, specializing in travel reporting and benchmarking, dashboard analytics, travel policy management, best practices and return on travel technology ROI. The company was built by a team of travel professionals with tactical expertise in all sectors of the travel industry, including global distribution systems, travel management companies, travel suppliers and publicly traded travel IT developers. The company’s flagship product, Travel GPA®, is a complete travel program management and analysis service providing in-depth analysis of a company’s overall travel program performance based on policy compliance and performance against other companies in the Travel GPA database.
About Travelport (www.travelport.com)
Travelport is a broad-based business services company and a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions to companies operating in the global travel industry.