Galileo unveils World Climate Guide

Galileo UK is launching its World Climate Guide in conjunction with Weather2Travel. 

This new and completely FREE of charge feature of Galileo Leisure, the “one-stop shop” portal, offers agents detailed climate information for thousands of worldwide destinations.

The Galileo Leisure World Climate Guide enhances customer service, enabling agents to instantly provide their customers with reliable and meaningful climate information for every country in the world. The Guide gives agents access to weather statistics for thousands of destinations, saving time on enquiries. The Guide also features a ‘Holiday Planner’ that matches destinations with weather requirements, clickable maps for easy navigation between destinations, printer-friendly versions of climate information, unique heat, humidity and UV indicators and consistent formats to make destination comparisons easy.

“We are delighted to launch another value-added service for our agents’ customers. The Galileo Leisure World Climate Guide is free for all Galileo Leisure users and provides a wealth of information covering more destinations and reporting on more weather conditions than any other source”, says Patrick Lukan, Country Manager UK, Galileo International.

“Over the last ten years or so people have become much more aware of the damage UV rays can do to their skin. Therefore, we feel that the unique UV indicator feature of the World Climate Guide will prove particularly invaluable to travellers.”

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The technology used in Galileo Leisure’s World Climate Guide comes from Weather2Travel, a spin off from shootingonlocation.com. This is a website that helps filmmakers find locations that suit their requirements in terms of landscape, terrain and climate to shoot television commercials and location sequences for feature films and TV series. The site was launched in 2003 by Global Support Limited and is run from Pinewood Studios, West London.

Jonathan Nigel, Director, Weather2Travel says, “We are thrilled to be working with Galileo Leisure to deliver another valuable addition to their growing inventory of travel content. We believe the complimentary Galileo Leisure World Climate Guide is just the right kind of application to help travel agents maximise available booking opportunities whilst providing their customers with a higher level of service.”

Galileo Leisure is the recently launched ultimate “one-stop shop” for travel agents. The portal allows agents to boost their commission by offering customers additional, value-added services such as transfers, hotels and sightseeing tours.

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