Galileo adds Avis to portal

Galileo International has added Avis Rent A Car to its Galileo Leisure portal, available in over 40 countries across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Avis joins Alamo and Europcar as participants in Galileo Leisure, doubling the number of car pick-up locations and cities available. This is the latest addition to the unique travel agency portal that is delivered by Galileo in conjunction with gta. Over 3200 travel agents are already benefiting from the portal and this additional content will ensure agents have even more revenue opportunities direct to their desktop in an integrated way. 

Galileo Leisure provides travel agents with the ability to book car hire in over 7000 locations, in 1880 cities, in 57 countries worldwide. The car content is delivered in a very simple interface with only 3 broad car categories, enabling agents to book quickly and easily. Another key element of the car offering is the automatic selection of the lowest available rate from multiple suppliers, ensuring the agent can be confident they are offering the best price to their customer.

In addition to the simplicity of the booking process are the unique driving tips that gta produce for all countries where rental is offered. These tips include driving regulations (speed limits, seat belts, parking); details on general road conditions and tolls advice; documentation required; fuel type for each car; even information on fines and penalties. This information provides travel agents with the opportunity to add real value to the booking process for their customers.

The additional car content on Galileo Leisure adds to the existing wealth of content already available to agents on the Galileo Leisure Portal which includes over 72,000 hotels, 3,000 apartments & villas, 3,500 transfers, 4,300 sightseeing tours (including 1,300 private sightseeing options) and 300 travel guides.

“We are delighted to be able to offer even more rich content to our travel agency customers,” commented Mr. Enrico Bisello, Director of Product Management, Asia, Cendant TDS. “The response to Galileo Leisure has been extremely positive in the marketplace and by adding Avis to our car offering we are continuing to offer unrivalled leisure content.”