Travelport acquires Deem corporate travel platform

|
Deem will be integrated with the Travelport+ platform for travel advisors.
Deem will be integrated with the Travelport+ platform for travel advisors. Photo Credit: SmartPhotoLab/Shutterstock

Travelport has acquired corporate travel management platform Deem.

The acquisition, for which terms were not disclosed, was announced Friday. Deem was previously owned by Enterprise Holdings

Travelport CEO Greg Webb said Deem will operate as an independent unit under the Travelport umbrella. Deem will continue to support multiple GDSs and the company's operations will remain the same.

At the same time, Deem will be integrated with the Travelport+ retail travel platform for travel advisors. The timeline for that is around 120 days.

Webb said that Travelport will "take advantage of some of the technical synergy that exists." For instance, Deem has used a third party for some of its NDC connections; going forward, it will use Travelport+'s NDC connections. Also, Deem will benefit from Travelport's global reach.

Webb called Deem the "most modern, most easy to use, most effective corporate online booking tool."

Travelport+ launched in April 2021. It is a platform replacing the company's three legacy GDSs: Galileo, Apollo and Worldspan. 

Webb said more than 80% of Travelport's customers are using Travelport+, and he expects the rest will be upgraded in the next 18 to 24 months.

According to Webb, a number of Travelport customers are already Deem users, but the company will look to expand the number of agencies using both.

Comments

From Our Partners


From Our Partners

Discover the World of Marival Resorts, Nuevo Vallarta and Punta de Mita
Discover the World of Marival Resorts, Nuevo Vallarta and Punta de Mita
Register Now
The Luxury Advisor
The Luxury Advisor
Read More
Allianz Travel Insurance: Supercharge Your Growth with Travel Advisor Tools
Allianz Travel Insurance: Supercharge Your Growth with Travel Advisor Tools
Register Now

JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI