Galaxy signs Agreement with UNIGLOBE Travel International

Travel News Asia 14 March 2005

Galaxy Travel Distribution System has signed a comprehensive agreement with UNIGLOBE Travel International to offer key on-line products to UNIGLOBE regions worldwide in 750 locations in 24 countries.

Under the agreement, UNIGLOBES global network will reap several significant benefits including access to a global B2B net-rate platform (Galaxy TDS) giving them access to a global inventory of ground services from a multitude of suppliers and providers of unique properties and services; a comprehensive on-line booking management tool, Galaxys Billing and Settlement Program (Galaxy BSP); a support network now covering over 80 territories world-wide; and, ultimately, additional benefits that will soon begin to derive from Galaxys innovative approach to developing and integrating a uniform connectivity solution for real-time net rate travel commerce in conjunction with its partner Alliance Reservation Network (ARN), Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Upon signature of the agreement, Marco Gorin, Galaxys Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing said, At Galaxy we are going beyond the provision of just offering another booking platform. We provide the global retail travel agent (RTA) community access to a comprehensive platform that provides not only access to marketable inventory, but is designed to assert the RTAs relevance in full support of their business needs. 

Gorin also added UNIGLOBES management has fully comprehended our vision and we welcome their subscription and support. This is a relationship that will continue to evolve also thanks to some revolutionary solutions we are in the process of integrating into our platform.

Myron J. Ticlo, Galaxys Regional Director of Sales North America, who was instrumental in the negotiations leading to this agreement stated This new relationship between two leaders in the travel industry will enhance both companies ability to provide agents and their customers with better and more choice, as well as enhance their ability to attract quality partners and members.

According to Amanda Close-Lundquist, Vice President Operations and Regional Services, UNIGLOBE Travel International, As we are on track to being the leading provider of travel management services to the small and mid-sized corporate market, this agreement with Galaxy will further ensure that all of our UNIGLOBE agents worldwide provide unparalleled service and performance for their clients. Galaxys solutions will supply UNIGLOBE agents with multiple products which serve as solutions to specific market requirements and connect our agents to a global inventory of dynamic travel products.

Galaxys systems, with their innovative display of net rates, will give our agents with the ability to search a huge inventory of travel products for their clients and will also allow our agents to mark up these net rates adding to their agencys profitability, added Close-Lundquist.

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