Galileo signs on SilkAir

2nd Apr 2007

Galileo is signing a global agreement with SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines.  Under the agreement, Galileo will provide its automated fare filing solution, Agency Private Fares, to the regional carrier’s market pricing, thereby providing Galileo-connected travel agents worldwide access to the most up-to-date fares.
Via its extensive distribution network, Galileo continues to enrich the value it provides regional airlines, such as SilkAir, by enabling them to sell their content in the way they want to many more customers, at the same time strengthening the carrier’s global presence.  This extensive global network of travel agents also benefits from increased sales opportunities and improved productivity as a result of the additional airline content and functionality made available to them by Galileo.
Brad Holman, president and managing director, Asia Pacific, Galileo by Travelport, said “As a leading aggregator of travel content, Galileo is continually looking for ways that it can bring greater value to both its supplier customers and the travel agency community.”
“This latest partnership with SilkAir builds on our already extensive breadth of regional Asian travel content, ensuring that our travel agency customers can be confident that they have parity with all sales channels in terms of price and accuracy.”
“The combination of extensive global reach and innovative technology are our unique value propositions to Asian carriers,” Holman added.
SilkAir’s Vice President Commercial, David Lim said, “As we seek to optimise efficiencies in our sales and distribution, this partnership with Galileo will widen our reach and drive our penetration into new markets.  Travel agents continue to be a cornerstone of our business and we believe this development will help them sell more effectively.”
“Galileo is dedicated to working with our airline partners to enhance the content and functionality that we make available to our Galileo-connected travel agents, thereby enabling them drive higher sales and improved efficiencies” concluded Holman.


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