Galileo International secures five-year agreement with worldchoice Southern Africa

15th Feb 2001

Galileo International, Inc., a leading provider of electronic global distribution services for the travel industry, today announced it has signed a new, five-year agreement with Worldchoice Southern Africa, the second largest travel agency consortium in Southern Africa. This new agreement extends and expands the current agreement with Worldchoice, headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, that was established in 1998.
The new agreement will result in Worldchoice continuing to deploy the Galileo® computer reservation system in the regions where it operates throughout Southern Africa.  In addition, Worldchoice will deploy Galileo`s Focalpoint® 3.5 workstation software as its primary technology solution.
“Over the past three years, with the assistance of Galileo, we have been able to grow our business successfully,” said Henry Sudwarts, CEO of Worldchoice. “In reviewing our global distribution system provider needs, Galileo was able to demonstrate that it had the right solutions for our requirements regarding service, support and technological innovation.  Together with Galileo’s leadership in the market, Worldchoice will continue to build on its past successes.”
“With the rapidly changing technology landscape, advanced e-commerce initiatives and a forward-looking vision are the keys for success in today’s marketplace,” said Gordon Wilson, vice president, Subscriber Sales and Service for Galileo’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.  “Galileo’s e-commerce products, such as, ViewTrip and Galileo Wireless?, can deliver leading-edge technology solutions that will allow Worldchoice travel agents to better meet the needs of their growing customer base.”


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