Travelport GDS is extending its exclusive GDS arrangement with Webjet for another five years. The arrangement will see Galileo by Travelport continue as Webjet’s sole GDS provider. Webjet and Travelport GDS have enjoyed a successful relationship since 2003 when Galileo invested in the development of the TSA technology, which powers Webjet’s multi- award winning online travel service.
Webjet’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard Noon stated, “We extended our contract into a longer term 5-year relationship to acknowledge Travelport GDS’s strong support of the Webjet business and in the development of Webjet’s TSA technology. Travelport GDS has been present with solid support and provision of technology solutions every time we have needed them throughout Webjet’s enormous 12 fold growth over the last 3 years.”
Webjet was one of the first online travel agents in Australia to offer the extensive network of industry suppliers and airline choice and deliver it online as an alternative and convenient option for the consumer. Webjet deployed Galileo’s Developer Tools, which enabled their booking engine and their consumer facing website to access Galileo’s wealth of GDS content as well as assist them in automating their day to day business processes.
Travelport GDS Managing Director, Pacific, Ms. Shelley Beasley commented, “We are delighted to continue our agreement with Webjet and congratulate them on their impressive growth. Travelport GDS is proud of its long association with Webjet from their founding days to the present where they are now considered a leading online player in the Australian market.” She continued, “We look forward to continuing our support of Webjet at a level they have come to expect from a leading GDS”.