This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel DISTRIBUTION in tourism and hospitality for September 2014.

Thursday 11 September 2014:

Vayant releases Smartsearch meta protector

The airfare shopping platform says the “mixed live-transaction and precomputing shopping API” will be used by agencies and airline to handle high volumes of search queries emanating from metasearch engines. It will also incorporate services such as maps, calendars and other social and mobile tools.

Travelport signs Alitalia to new content agreement

The pair have signed the distribution partnership as part of a multi-year deal so Travelport-connected agencies can access fares, inventory and ancillary products. The deal includes opting for Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding service, part of the wider Merchandising Platform launched in April 2014, giving it the chance to manage and display its flights, fares and other products on agency desktops.

Wednesday 3 September 2014:

Travelport seals Premier Inn distribution agreement

The new package will see Travelport-connected agencies around the world given access to 670 properties on the Premier Inn portfolio in the UK and Ireland. Some 55,000 beds are available via the agreement with the budget hotel brand.

Vayant secures Czech agency group deal

The Fischer brand will use Vayant to power its dynamic packaging distribution services online, as part of a move to secure new revenues for the operator. The company expects dynamic packaging to boost sales by up to 30% within a year. Vayant’s Pricing Cache platform will be used with the company which claims to book around 250,000 customers every year.

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