Press Release (ePRNews.com) - CHICAGO and LANGLEY, England - Sep 25, 2018 - The Parking Spot, the nation’s largest owner and operator of near-airport parking properties, and Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, announced today they have partnered to make The Parking Spot’s inventory of airport parking spaces directly available to travel agents using Travelport Smartpoint. Once travel agents install The Parking Spot plugin to Travelport Smartpoint, they can easily select and reserve airport parking during the booking process.
“By partnering with Travelport, The Parking Spot is able to reach a larger audience of travel managers and agents and their customers,” said Ed Orkand, Vice President of Field Sales for The Parking Spot. “We are excited about the opportunity to better serve travel agents by helping them create a seamless travel experience for their customers at the point of booking.”
DataArt, a global technology consultancy that designs, develops and supports unique software solutions, built the Travelport plugin specifically for The Parking Spot. “As The Parking Spot continues to use technology to enhance the experience for its customers, DataArt is proud to help bring its offerings to the Travelport Smartpoint platform,” said Greg Abbott, Senior Vice President of Travel and Hospitality for DataArt.
“Travel agents want quick, easy access to the best travel content available,” said Lynn Smith, Director of Strategic Business Development for Travelport. “By partnering with The Parking Spot, agents using Travelport Smartpoint now have a competitive advantage in offering their clients parking from the nation’s leading near-airport parking provider as part of a fully integrated trip solution.”
The partnership with Travelport furthers The Parking Spot’s mission to be the industry leader in developing technology that enhances the travel experience.
About The Parking Spot
As the nation’s largest near-airport parking company, with 39 convenient locations at 22 major U.S. airports, The Parking Spot makes airport travel simple and seamless. Our friendly, courteous team members, outstanding value, unmatched customer service commitment and industry-leading Spot Club loyalty program combine to ensure that The Parking Spot is the best part of our guests’ travel experience. For more information, please visit www.TheParkingSpot.com, or follow The Parking Spot on Twitter @theparkingspot, on Instagram @theparkingspotofficial and on Facebook.
About Travelport (www.travelport.com)
Travelport (NYSE: TVPT) is the technology company that makes the experience of buying and managing travel continually better. It operates a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. The company facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel platform.
Travelport has a leadership position in airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions. The company also provides critical IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions. With net revenue of over $2.4 billion in 2017, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, U.K., has over 4,000 employees and is represented in approximately 180 countries and territories.
DataArt is a global technology consultancy that designs, develops and supports unique software solutions, helping clients move their businesses forward. Recognized for their deep domain expertise and superior technical talent, DataArt teams create new products and modernize complex legacy systems that affect technology transformation in select industries.
DataArt has earned the trust of some of the world’s leading brands and most discerning clients, including Nasdaq, S&P, Travelport, Ocado, artnet, Betfair and Apple Leisure Group among others. Organized as a global network of technology services firms, DataArt brings together expertise of over 2,500 professionals in 20 locations in the US, Europe, and Latin America.
The Parking Spot Media Contact:
Tori Simmons, Account Executive
Tel: +1 (440) 309-8469
Travelport Media Contact:
Jennifer Blackburn, Communications Manager, Technology
Tel: +1 (770) 563-6364
Data Art Media Contacts:
U.S. & Americas:
+1 (212)378-4108 x 4014
+44 (0) 2070-999464 x 4014
UK & Europe:
Lief Anya Schneider
+44 (0) 7971 950 899
+44 (0) 2071 04 2213
The Parking Spot