Galileo Renews Relationship with The Appointment Group

20th Aug 2002

Galileo International , a leading provider of
electronic global distribution solutions for the travel industry, today
announced that it has re-signed its contract with The Appointment Group
Limited (TAG) for another four years.

TAG, which has been a Galileo client for more than a decade, is a leading
independent travel management specialist, managing the travel requirements
for corporate and entertainment clients.  TAG is unique in that it manages
all aspects of their customers` travel needs, whether corporate, touring,
group, event or leisure.

TAG, an award winning travel company for their best use of technology and
bespoke software, MaJic, is about to upgrade to Galileo`s primary technology
solution, Focalpoint(r) 3.5. This ready-to-go reservation, business
management and support system combines the power of the Galileo(r) system
with timesaving productivity enhancements, allowing customers to maximise
productivity and efficiency. The upgrade has only been made possible by the
two companies working closely together to provide a cross-platform network,
allowing Focalpoint 3.5 to operate from either a Microsoft(r) Windows(r) or
Mac OS X workstation, whilst interfacing withTAG`s MaJic software.

John Gianquitto, chairman and CEO of The Appointment Group said, “We are
pleased to continue our relationship with Galileo. We are confident in
Galileo`s strategy, products and service, and look forward to working with
them to further develop technological solutions that will provide the best
service and value to our customers.”

“The renewed contract with The Appointment Group is a vote of confidence by
TAG in Galileo`s products, services and support. We are truly excited to
extend our long lasting relationship with them,” said Pat Minogue, General
Manager of Galileo UK. “In developing a suite of leading-edge solutions that
support the travel agency community, Galileo is providing clients with the
tools and technology to succeed in today`s travel industry.”


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