, a leading provider of electronic global distribution services (GDS) for the travel
industry, has announced that it is continuing to expand its Galileo Business
Builders(SM) program in the U.S. with the addition of six new partners, for a
total of 22 program participants.
Caption: Executive Vice President and General Manager
The Americas Region
Three of the six new Business Builders
partners offer commissionable inventory typically not available through the
GDS that provides U.S. travel agencies the opportunity to offer value-added
services to their customers and increase their profit potential.
Business Builders is a strategic initiative launched in August 2002 that offers Galileo-connected travel agencies exclusive ways to earn revenues
and lower operational costs while building loyal customers.
“Galileo Business Builders leverages the Galileo-Cendant relationship to
provide travel agencies with a unique competitive advantage,” said Mitch
Gross, Galileo executive vice president and general manager - The Americas.
“Our focus with Business Builders is to help our agency partners become more
profitable, primarily through revenue-building opportunities illustrated by
three of the six new vendor partners we are announcing today. In addition, we
will continue to offer agencies opportunities through Business Builders that
will help them reduce their costs and build loyalty. It`s all about adding
value to our travel agency partners beyond the transaction to help them
The six new Galileo Business Builders vendor partners include:
Hirefone, Lodging.com, Suvana, Cendant Mortgage, THOR Inc., and USA Gifts Direct.
Galileo-connected travel agencies can learn more about Galileo Business
Builders partners and offers at http://www.galileo.com/businessbuilders .
Galileo Business Builders is currently available only to U.S. travel
agencies. Galileo plans to roll out the program globally next year.
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