Travelport Ditching U.K. Rail System

Travelport GDS on Dec. 9 will cease selling domestic U.K. rail tickets, ceding the market to independent specialist rail distributors Thetrainline and Evolvi. Approximately 40 TMCs were using Travelport to book U.K. rail. By far the largest, Portman Travel announced on Nov. 4 that it switched to a direct relationship with Evolvi for bookings by its own reservation staff. Portman already was using Evolvi as its rail self-booking tool for corporate clients.

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