Travel Commerce Platform Travelport, has announced a new partnership with Kenya’s travel agency Travel Creations to launch GOL, a complex solution for selling air tickets and other travel services.
The partnership will see Travel Creations become the first travel agent in Africa to roll out the online booking tool ‘GOL’ which is powered by Travelport’s technology.
Kenya’s online travel sales continue to grow rapidly, supported by factors such as rising internet penetration, improving internet infrastructure and the continuing expansion of online payment options.
The new online booking tool according to the two companies 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.” Ms. Zainab Yahya, Chief Executive Officer, Travel Creations says.
The GOL tool allows clients to pre- select preferred airlines, best fares and best hotels in your destination.
Commenting on the same, Mrs. Nita Nagi, Country Manager at Travelport East Africa said “Online travel sales to residents grew by 14% to reach KES92.8 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.”
GOL offers clients air transport, accommodation, insurance and any other service according to their needs on their website. The tool contains more than 88,000 destinations and allows clients to pre-select preferred airlines.