Travelport GDS has extended its successful Galileo
distribution agreement with InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ), its
established distributor in India, to also distribute the Galileo GDS in
Sri Lanka. The new agreement came into effect on 1 March 2009.
ITQ has represented Galileo in India since 1994, supporting more than
4,000 travel subscribers, with 11,900 touch points spread into 333
cities in India. It has extensive associations with airlines across the
region and has pioneered a range of technology solutions for its travel
agency partners including Refund Tracking, Galileo Alerts, Dynamic
E-ticketing and Travel Insurance.
Quotient has a strong track record in product innovation and service,
from being the first player to introduce GDS e-ticketing into India
through to offering a fully fledged e-commerce team to support online
subscribers. We are excited that they will now also represent us in Sri
Lanka. As part of the arrangement, ITQ will take over the existing
operation ensuring a smooth handover and enabling our agency subscribers
to continue working with familiar colleagues,” said Simon Nowroz,
Managing Director of Travelport GDS – Asia.
ITQ’s Sri Lankan
operations will continue to be serviced by the existing team therefore
ensuring continuity of service and business for all of its 150 travel
agency subscribers. Galileo has been present in Sri Lanka since 1998 and
the business has seen tremendous growth in the last few years.
ITQ replaces Emirates as Galileo’s distributor
in Sri Lanka following the expiry of its contract.
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