Galileo International`s Third Annual Leisure Shopper Promo

Parsippany, NJ 06-13-2002—Galileo International, announced that this summer travel agents can earn their summer rewards! The LeisureShopper® Summer Rewards 2002 promotion, available to travel agents who book tours and cruises through LeisureShopper or Galileo® e-Cruise on the Apollo® computer reservation system (CRS), runs from July 1 through Aug. 31 and gives participating travel agents in the U.S. the ability to win up to 30 tour and/or cruise packages throughout the world and other attractive prizes. (Photo:

To qualify to win a particular cruise or tour package, a travel agent must complete five deposited or paid-in-full bookings through LeisureShopper or Galileo e-Cruise during the promotional period for the sponsoring supplier of that prize package. Every additional five bookings for that particular supplier earn the agent another qualifying entry for that random drawing. There is no limit to the number of entries or packages an agent can qualify for. Some of the prize packages include an eleven-night Panama Canal cruise, Caribbean/Mexico/Transatlantic cruises, trips to Hawaii, Cancun, Las Vegas, Florida and to popular theme parks.

“Our LeisureShopper Summer Rewards promotion is an excellent time to highlight the many benefits of LeisureShopper and Galileo e-Cruise, and reward travel agents for the value they bring to this dynamic sector of the marketplace,” said Robert Coverick, vice president, Account Development. “Not only does the LeisureShopper Summer Rewards promotion provide an opportunity to increase sales of commissionable inventory, and productivity within an agency, but it also offers the chance to win free travel.”

LeisureShopper provides direct connections to 36 tour distributors and nine cruise travel companies around the world through a single application. LeisureShopper`s real-time connections provide information (inventory, availability, and descriptions) from the travel supplier`s own in-house system and allows instant pricing and confirmation of a vacation booking. LeisureShopper leads the travel agent through the entire booking process and the information is presented in a consistent format to the travel agent, regardless of which travel supplier is chosen.

Galileo e-Cruise is a B2B Internet cruise shopping and booking graphical user interface tool. With Galileo e-Cruise, travel agents can compete more effectively in one of the fastest growing leisure travel markets. The Internet tool provides many value-added benefits that are designed to help agents increase sales and promote specials and packages associated with a particular cruise line or cruise event, along with saving them time and training costs.


About Galileo International: Galileo International is a global technology leader. Its core business is providing electronic global distribution services for the travel industry through its computerized reservation systems, leading-edge products and innovative Internet-based solutions. Galileo is a value-added distributor of travel inventory dedicated to supporting its travel supplier, agency and corporate customers and, through them, expanding traveler choice. A subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD), Galileo is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A., and has offices worldwide. Visit