Thomas Cook, one of the world’s most
recognised names in travel, has chosen Traveport as its GDS
provider in the United Kingdom. The new, multi-year agreement,
which follows a thorough tender process, will see Thomas Cook
migrate all of its UK entities, including Gold Medal Travel, from
their current GDS provider to the Galileo platform. The two
organisations are also discussing further opportunities to extend
their relationship outside of the UK.
“The Travelport team invested considerable time
understanding our business objectives and has been very responsive
in meeting our needs. We feel confident that the GDS
functionality, technology and support they can offer through this
partnership will assist us in achieving our UK growth strategy,”
said Manny Fontenla-Novoa, Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Cook
Over the coming months, the two organisations
will work closely together to ensure a seamless migration of the
travel giant’s UK GDS business to Galileo. This includes all
scheduled flight reservations made by Thomas Cook’s UK businesses
such as Gold Medal Travel and its online brand - netflights.com.
As part of the agreement, Thomas Cook will also implement a number
of innovative new Travelport products such as its ePricing
low-fare shopping solution.
“This is a huge win for
Travelport and we are thrilled that Thomas Cook has selected to
migrate all of its UK business to the Galileo platform. Thomas
Cook told us that the decision was a reflection of the strength of
our GDS offering, our commitment to product innovation and
development as well as our ability to provide superior support,”
said Gordon Wilson, President and CEO, Travelport GDS.
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