Travelport has announced the launch of six new technology solutions to benefit the Nigerian travel industry. These new solutions will enable both corporate and leisure agencies to take advantage of the latest travel technology to help their agents work in a much more streamlined and efficient manner.
The travel sector in Nigeria has been growing steadily, as a direct result of the country’s rapid economic development. Earlier this year, Nigeria’s GDP was revised up by 89% to exceed $500 billion, effectively making it the largest economy in Africa.
This growth brings with it a direct impact on consumer spending, as 128 million African households are expected to earn $5,000 a year or more by 2020, enabling them to spend half their income on non-food items (McKinsey, 2014).
Travelport has introduced six solutions for the country – Travelport Smartpoint, Agentivity, Travelport’s Merchandising Platform, Mobile Agent and ViewTrip Mobile, and Galileo E-tracker, an e-ticketing management tool.
Travelport, a travel commerce marketplace, provides distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry. Travelport currently operates in 49 countries across the African continent.