Travelport GDS has expanded its Galileo Best Available
Rates (BAR) programme to include three Japanese luxury hotel brands:
Okura Hotels & Resorts, The Hotel New Otani Group and Rihga Royal
This development will provide Galileo connected
travel agents with access to the lowest public rates on 231 major
hotel brands representing over 41,000 properties worldwide.
the BAR programme in 2004, eliminating the need for its connected travel
agents to shop around endlessly for the best available rates.
Through this programme, agents can quickly identify hotel
participants through an indicator icon displayed within the
Galileo system, ensuring greater agency efficiency and providing
their customers the confidence that the hotel rates they book are
the best available.
“As a leading provider of hotel content,
Travelport is committed to providing our agency customers with
access to the best available rates in the market. We are delighted
to have the participation of three of Japan’s most prominent
hospitality brands in our BAR programme and be able to give our
agents an even wider choice of hotels,” said Joe Lim, Regional
Director - Hotel & Car Service, APAC, Travelport GDS.
Okura Hotels & Resorts, The Hotel New Otani
Group and Rihga Royal Hotels join other major chains currently
participating in this programme. These include Marriot Hotels &
Resorts; Intercontinental Hotels Group; Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Worldwide Inc; Langham Hotels International; Shangri-La Hotels &
Resorts; Oberoi Hotels & Resorts; Taj Hotels; Mandarin Oriental
Hotels Group; and Millennium & Copthorne.
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