Cabforce success highlights Travelport Developer Network innovationTravelport and Cabforce, the Finland-based provider of taxi and airport booking solutions to the travel industry, celebrated the global launch of Cabforce through the Travelport Marketplace e-commerce platform at the 2014 PhoCusWright conference.
With first year growth in 2014 surging above 200-percent based on travel agency adoption in the United Kingdom and South Africa alone, Cabforce’s plug-in already is creating greater efficiencies, new revenue streams, and increased client satisfaction for travel agencies. Cabforce expects its growth to continue once the plug-in is available worldwide following this month’s commercial launch of Travelport Marketplace.
“The Cabforce plugin has become an immediate success in our office,” said Scott Pawley, managing director of the UK-based Global Travel Management, one of the United Kingdom’s leading travel management companies. “Cabforce gives us the ability to offer more to our clients, with very little additional effort.”
Travelport Marketplace is a key part of Travelport’s Open Platform strategy. Travelport Developer Network (TDN) members can make use of the Travelport Software Development Kit (SDK) and Travelport Universal API (application programming interface) to build new, innovative products and then to promote their products to travel agencies through the Travelport Marketplace. For travel agencies, the Travelport Marketplace provides easy access to a wide range of products covering all aspects of agency operations, products that improve agency productivity, allow for additional services, and create new revenue streams.
“Cabforce gives travel agencies a simple, efficient, and best-of-class user experience to book taxis seamlessly integrated into the agent’s normal workflow,” said Andreas Hansson, chief executive officer of Cabforce. “Thanks to the opportunities provided by the Travelport Developer’s Network, Cabforce is poised to build on our growth in early markets and increase our presence amongst travel agencies in European markets through Travelport Marketplace.”