New multi-year agreements secured with Worldspan and Galileo Global Distribution Systems (GDS) distributors
Beirut, Lebanon, 2013-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, has announced the renewal of its long-term distribution agreements for Galileo and Worldspan GDS platforms in Lebanon. Under the new multi-year deals, Gate 7 – who have been representing Worldspan in Lebanon for the past 15 years – and Travelport-Lebanon, appointed to represent Galileo since 2009, will continue to distribute Travelport products to the Lebanese travel industry.
Over the past 22 years, Travelport has established itself as the leading GDS provider in Lebanon. In 2012, Travelport solidified its commitment to the country with the establishment of a regional Levant headquarters in Beirut to oversee the growing travel agency network across Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan and Syria.
“We are delighted to continue our mutually-beneficial relationship with Gate 7 and with Travelport-Lebanon,” said Rabih Saab, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Travelport. “During their time as Travelport’s distributor partners, both companies have continued to build on our solid track record in Lebanon, effectively delivering our products and services to the travel agent community, and growing our footprint across the region. We look forward to sharing their continued success.”
“We have enjoyed a highly successful partnership with Travelport over several years and continue to see a strong future for Galileo in Lebanon,” said Najwa Tarabah, Managing Director of Travelport-Lebanon. “We now look forward to working closely with Travelport to take Galileo in Lebanon to the next stage through the winning combination of cutting edge technology, unrivalled customer support and a deep understanding of the local travel industry.”
“In the 15 years as Travelport Worldspan distributor, our focus has always been on maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty by offering enhanced services as well as new and innovative technology”, said Mahmoud Ayache , owner, Gate 7. “Under the new agreement, Worldspan customers in Lebanon will continue to benefit from our regional expertise and Travelport’s latest products and solutions.”
Travelport is a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry.
With a presence in over 170 countries, approximately 3,500 employees and 2012 net revenue of more than $2.0 billion, Travelport is comprised of the global distribution system (“GDS”) business, which includes the Galileo and Worldspan brands, its Airline IT Solutions business and a joint venture ownership of eNett.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Travelport is a privately owned company.
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