Canadian Travel Agents Now Have Direct Access to New Hotel Content and Sales Choices
ATLANTA, 2014-9-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, today announced a new agreement with industry-leading vacation package wholesaler GOGO Worldwide Vacations.
The agreement, available to Travelport-connected travel agents in Canada, gives agents seamless and instant access to all GOGO Worldwide Vacation’s hotel package products and destination offerings.
For Canadian agents, direct access to GOGO Worldwide Vacations content from Travelport’s popular Galileo Vacations product creates time-saving efficiencies and provides new sales opportunities for booking hotel packages to the world’s most desirable vacation locations.
“GOGO Worldwide Vacations new relationship with Travelport’s Galileo Vacations product creates new opportunities to put GOGO’s premier products and services directly in front of travel agents across Canada,” said Punam Pathak, president of GOGO Worldwide Vacations. “The Galileo Vacations system gives agents seamless access to GOGO’s worldwide product at very attractive pricing, helping travel agents deliver more value and service to their customers.”
“Agents today are looking for new ways to add value for their customers and to increase revenue opportunities for themselves,” said Maurita Baker, general manager, Travelport Canada. “By now being able to access GOGO Worldwide Vacations from Travelport’s already content-rich Galileo Vacations shopping and booking system, Travelport is enabling Canadian agents to achieve these results in a unique cost and time-effective manner.”
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About Galileo Vacations (www.galileovacations.com)
Galileo Vacations is Travelport’s web-based shopping and booking tool for travel agencies in Canada. It allows agents to search and book vacations offered by leading Canadian tour operators from a single screen as part of an agent’s normal workflow processes.
About GOGO Worldwide Vacations (www.gogoworldwidevacations.ca)
GOGO Worldwide Vacations is a full service wholesaler, world-renowned for efficiently and cost-effectively providing services dedicated solely to the leisure travel market. Launched in 1996 as Infinity Holidays, GOGO Worldwide Vacations has established offices throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and South Africa. The company’s worldwide presence and global negotiation power means GOGO Worldwide Vacations is able to directly negotiate the largest volume discounts with suppliers, providing the leverage needed to offer our clients the best prices for travel packages in the industry.
About Travelport (www.travelport.com)
Travelport is a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry. With a presence in over 170 countries, approximately 3,600 employees and 2013 net revenue of $2.1 billion, Travelport is a privately owned company comprised of:
- Our Travel Commerce Platform, through which we facilitate travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in our proprietary business to business (“B2B”) travel commerce marketplace. As travel industry demands evolve, we are utilizing our Travel Commerce Platform to redefine the electronic distribution and merchandising of airline core and ancillary products, as well as extending our reach into the growing world of travel commerce beyond air, including to hotel, car rental, rail, cruise line and tour operators. In addition, we have leveraged our domain expertise in the travel industry to design a pioneering B2B payment solution that addresses the needs of travel intermediaries to efficiently and securely settle travel transactions. We also utilize the extensive data managed by our Travel Commerce Platform to provide an array of additional services, such as advertising solutions, subscription services, business intelligence data services and marketing-oriented analytical tools to travel agencies, travel providers and other travel data users.
- Our Technology Services, through which we provide critical IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions, enabling them to focus on their core business competencies and reduce costs.
Travelport Media Contacts:
Bill Florence/Senior Manager Corporate Communications, Travelport
Tel: +1.770.563.5901; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GOGO Worldwide Vacations Media Contact:
Allison Wallace/Director, Media & Communications, Flight Centre Canada
Tel: +1.604.202.0872; Email: email@example.com