Galileo International adds GoGolfTravel to travel agency internet portal

15th Feb 2001

Galileo International, Inc., today announced it is providing a new Internet tool for travel professionals around the world to book confirmed, real-time golf tee times and golf packages, as well as earn commissions on more than 40 regional golf destinations throughout the United States.
Galileo and GoGolfTravel, of Newark, Del., have agreed to offer Galileo’s more than 41,000 travel agencies, located worldwide, access to the GoGolfTravel golf travel reservation network.  Galileo is a leader in global electronic distribution services for the travel industry.  GoGolfTravel is a leader in online golf travel reservation services.
With the agreement, GoGolfTravel is available to travel professionals through Galileo e-Agent?.  Galileo e-Agent is a predefined Internet portal conveniently available through Galileo’s desktop sales management solution, Viewpoint?.  Galileo e-Agent provides travel professionals with access to bookable travel content on the Internet. The link to GoGolfTravel is scheduled to be available this quarter.
“Galileo understands that today, travel professionals require timely access to travel supplier inventory.  Through Galileo’s agreement with GoGolfTravel, our travel agencies will be able to access new golf-related travel content and golf tee times at some of the most popular golf venues,” according to Joan Dienst, Galileo’s vice president, Sales and Marketing.  “These key features of Galileo’s e-Agent tool are critical to the travel professional’s ability to increase their productivity and add more value to the travel transaction by providing expanded service offerings.”
“As the premier automated golf travel reservation solution, GoGolfTravel will market and distribute available inventory to travel agents looking to provide their clients with the best possible golf options,” said Dean Geracimos, president and CEO, GoGolfTravel.  “Our golf travel booking engine and call center will turn every Galileo travel agent into an informed golf concierge with the ability to quickly obtain guaranteed reservations at the best regional golf destinations throughout the US right from the Galileo e-Agent platform.  Galileo’s distribution channel will introduce our supplier’s inventory to a broader marketplace as GoGolfTravel continues to rapidly expand its distribution network and deliver on its promise to bring incremental exposure and revenue to its clients.”


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