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Global Travel reservations provider Travelport has integrated Safaricom’s M-Pesa into its systems to enable travel consultants and agents to directly bill and invoice with M-Pesa.

Safaricom has partnered with Travelport marking a global first.

The integration will empower more than 800 travel agencies to simplify travel payments, book clients’ trips, hotel accommodation, hire transport and use M-Pesa to pay.

800 travel agents, customers

This development brings M-Pesa to Travelport’s more than 800 travel agents and their customers.

“We are pleased that the travel industry is set to benefit from increased efficiency and ease of doing business, reducing the time and effort it takes to make bookings and reservations,” said Michael Joseph, Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom.

By fully automating booking and ticketing, M-Pesa eradicates the previous need for agents to manually reconcile customer reservations on the Travelport platform.

This integration further enables more agents to easily accept M-Pesa as a cashless …