Alternative GDS provider now available in the region giving customers choice
Casablanca, Morocco, 2012-12-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today announced the appointment of Global Solutions Travel as its new distributor in Morocco.
Under the terms of the new agreement, Global Solutions Travel will have exclusive rights to distribute Galileo technology and services in Morocco, providing travel agencies in the region with access to extensive global travel content, leading edge technology as well as customer support and training.
Global Solutions Travel will be headed up by Houcine Assouel, a respected leader with a travel industry career spanning more than 20 years. Assouel has a strong sales and general operations background, in both the airline and retail sectors. “The travel trade in Morocco will now have a wider choice when selecting a GDS partner, and I am confident that the region will benefit from Travelport’s investment. Our focus will be in providing innovative technology solutions and developing solid and trusted partnerships with them,” said Assouel, general manager of Global Solutions Travel.
Mark Meehan, managing director for Travelport Africa, remarked: “We have identified North Africa, and particularly Morocco, as a key strategic region for our expansion plans. I am confident in the appointment of Global Solutions Travel as our distributor and partner in the region, and coupled with the strong leadership of Houcine, will ensure choice and exceptional service delivery for our local travel agency customers.
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About Travelport (www.travelport.com)
Travelport is a broad-based business services company and a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions to companies operating in the global travel industry.
With a presence in over 170 countries, approximately 3,500 employees and 2011 net revenue of $2.0 billion, Travelport is comprised of the global distribution systems (GDS) business, which includes the Galileo and Worldspan brands and its Airline IT Solutions business.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Travelport is a privately owned company.
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