Travelport GDS will consolidate operations across its current North American locations of Rosemont, IL; Parsippany, NJ and Denver, CO; and has selected Atlanta as the location for its new North American GDS headquarters and its primary data center.
“Travelport’s acquisition of Worldspan and its integration of the Galileo and Worldspan GDS businesses represent our commitment to meeting the growing demands of our customers globally and to establishing even more efficient and effective travel distribution services,” said Jeff Clarke, CEO and president of Travelport Ltd., parent company of Travelport GDS. “The relocation of the combined North American GDS headquarters to Atlanta underscores this commitment as well as our continued investment in the North American market.”
“Travelport’s decision to locate a division headquarters in Atlanta signals that our position as a hub in the travel and IT industries is second to none,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “The addition of these high-paying jobs will provide more opportunities for Georgia’s best and brightest to stay in the state and continue to grow our economy.”
“Atlanta has an excellent position geographically within North America which means that it is easy to do business with, has attracted and developed a well educated and technologically literate work force and has an ever expanding international network of air services which is crucial for a global business such as ours,” said Gordon Wilson, CEO and president, Travelport GDS. “The consolidation of our business and primary data center into a North American GDS headquarters is a significant step in building upon synergies across our pre-existing Galileo business and the recently acquired Worldspan business. The State of Georgia, Cobb and Fulton Counties and the city of Atlanta have demonstrated strong support for our move which is appreciated. Our customers will benefit from an organization which is easier to do business with and which is within easy reach as well as from a state of the art Travelport managed central data centre serving the world for both the Galileo and the Worldspan GDS product lines.”
Over time, Travelport plans to leverage the existing infrastructure and resources already located in Atlanta to expand its presence in the city.