Galileo Offers Mobile Telephone Rentals to Global Travellers

Galileo International,
a leading provider of electronic global distribution services (GDS) to the
travel industry, announced that for the first time, travel agents worldwide
can reserve short-term telecommunications services for their clients through
Galileo e-Agent(TM), the exclusive Internet portal for travel agents that
integrates travel-related information and content for convenient and efficient
bookings.


  Hirefone
provides a specialized global phone rental service allowing
business travelers to stay connected wherever they travel.  With an average
sale of around $500, an agent can earn a 5 percent commission on the rental
fees and airtime, while providing their globe-trotting business and leisure
clients with Hirefone`s flexible rental periods, cost-effective rates, crystal
clear connections and convenient delivery/pick-up service for mobile phones
anywhere in the world.
 
“Business travelers need reliable telecommunications solutions when
traveling abroad.  This is a great opportunity for travel professionals
looking to build their profitability while providing their clients with that
critical communications link to stay in touch while they`re on the move,” said
Penny Roberts, Hirefone international sales director.
 
“Hirefone`s mobile solutions are a valuable addition to our profit-
building Galileo e-Agent platform.  We are dedicated to helping our travel
agency customers build their bottom lines while providing their customers
value-add services,” said Galileo`s Joan Dienst, vice president, Global
Supplier Business Development.  “We`re pleased to be the only GDS offering
this important service that enables customers to communicate wherever they
are, giving them the confidence that they have the right equipment.”

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