Christopherson Business Travel and Travelport announced what the companies called an industry first with Christopherson being the first travel management company (TMC) to successfully issue a ticket on the Deem platform since its integration with Travelport+. ( a retailing platform for travel agencies.) The move, according to the announcement, “signals a significant advancement in corporate travel management and marks the dawn of a new era in modern retailing.”

Travelport acquired Deem (a corporate travel management platform) in March, a move, according to the announcement, intended to fulfill a growing need for a tight, fully integrated, GDS-agnostic tool that provides access to and end-to-end servicing of all multi-source content, including NDC.

As longtime partners of Travelport, Christopherson was one of the first North American TMCs to upgrade to Travelport+, which, according to the announcement, simplifies access to multi-source content and generates value for agents and travelers, with advanced retailing capabilities, sophisticated cloud-based point-of-sale solutions, and tools that make operations easier.

Mike Cameron, CEO of Christopherson, said that adopting Deem with Travelport+ is a “game-changer” for clients. He said it not only positions the TMC at the industry’s forefront but ensures that customers benefit from a consumer-like booking tool with multi-source content, including NDC, displayed in a modern storefront, all powered by Travelport+.

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This integration, according to the announcement, accesses a comprehensive range of travel content, empowering Christopherson travel advisors with an extensive selection of airlines, accommodations and ancillary services, all through a single, user-friendly interface.

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