...the Travel Agent can facilitate prepaid reservations for parking, which will lower the total cost of the trip and ensure convenient parking accommodations.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013
GottaPark, an online marketplace for parking reservations, today announced a new partnership with Travelport. GottaPark has joined the Travelport Developer Network and has developed a deep integration to Travelport’s three host reservation systems which will allow travel agents to book and prepay for parking on behalf of the traveler as easily as they book air, car, and hotel today. By integrating GottaPark into all of Travelport’s global distribution systems (GDS’s), Galileo, Apollo and Worldspan, 67,000 travel agency locations across the world can now easily add a parking reservation segment to any itinerary.
The benefit of this integration is that the Travel Agent can facilitate prepaid reservations for parking, which will lower the total cost of the trip and ensure convenient parking accommodations. For instance, GottaPark has reservable overnight parking around major hotels in downtown areas at rates less than 50% of onsite hotel parking rates. This can represent significant savings for businesses with large traveling work forces. The parking application can generate line items in the Itinerary and Invoice connecting back to an office accounting interface. The integration allows the Travel Management System to support the clients’ desire to control costs and allocate budgets.
“Travelport is always looking for innovative solutions to offer our clients,” said Susan Madden, Travelport Director, Partnerships and Alliances, “We already have great feedback about the value of adding parking to our offering and are excited to launch this service across our network.”
By adding parking reservations to itineraries, travel agents can offer their customers additional peace of mind with little additional work. On the newly integrated system, agents can add guaranteed parking reservations to any itinerary with just a few clicks. With parking options at 60 airports and thousands of other locations across the US and Canada, parking is a valuable segment that Travelport travel agents can now easily offer their customers.
GottaPark is also developing to the new leading agency desktop Travelport Smartpoint.
Through its website and mobile platforms, GottaPark already enables millions of drivers in major regions across the United States and Canada to compare and reserve parking based on price, amenities and distance to destination. GottaPark’s reservation platform also supports easy integration plug-ins to allow online services to offer their customers the convenience of guaranteed parking.
“We already partner with a wide variety of organizations to offer reservable parking to their customers, including global businesses like StubHub! and smart [makers of the smart car],” continued Somoza. “We are proud to now offer the same value and great service through Travelport’s developer network solution to Travelport customers.”
About GottaPark http://www.GottaPark.com
GottaPark, founded in 2007, has a fast-growing parking inventory of hundreds of thousands of reservable parking spots around the US and Canada that customers can access over the company’s website and mobile platforms. In early 2013, Daimler AG, parent company of Mercedes Benz and smart, announced a strategic investment in GottaPark. In addition, GottaPark partners with companies around the world to offer the convenience of reservable parking for their users. For more information about GottaPark or to post an underutilized parking spot, please visit http://www.gottapark.com.
About Travelport http://www.travelport.com
Travelport is a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry. With a presence in over 170 countries, approximately 3,500 employees and 2012 net revenue of more than $2.0 billion, Travelport is comprised of the global distribution system (“GDS”) business, which includes the Galileo and Worldspan brands, its Airline IT Solutions business and a joint venture ownership of eNett. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Travelport is a privately owned company. Follow Travelport on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Travelport