TravelportWebjet Travelport has been awarded a new long-term technology contract by Australia and New Zealand’s top online travel agency, Webjet, following an extensive competitive bid process. By extending its partnership with Travelport, Webjet will also continue to enjoy real-time access to a broad range of high-quality content from over 400 airlines, hundreds of thousands of hotel properties, and 37,000 car rental locations. In addition, it will benefit from Travelport’s cutting-edge search, automation, shopping and booking technologies, while accessing valuable data, business logic and profiling functionality on a single platform. Under the agreement, Webjet will participate in initiatives driven by Travelport involving IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard. NDC is a travel industry-supported program launched by IATA that will enable the travel industry to transform the way air products are retailed to corporations, leisure and business travellers. Travelport was the first GDS operator to manage live bookings using the new standard in October 2018.Webjet will soon deploy Travelport Trip Services, allowing it to utilize the industry’s latest APIs to efficiently perform mobile-optimized search across the full range of Travelport content. With faster, lighter and more accurate search responses, Webjet will better fulfil the demands of its ever-connected travellers.