, a leader in trip planning software and direct Connect web services travel has announced a strategic alliance with Galileo International.
Working in partnership with Galileo
, TRAVELfusion provided the technology to support Galileo`s recently launched Custom Fares solution. This new service allows Galileo-connected travel agents in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to view Web fares from European low-cost carriers that are not included in the Galileo(r) system alongside fares from Galileo 360¡ Fares.
Custom Fares allows travel agents to reduce the time spent searching for the best fares for their customers, enabling them to provide a greater choice of flights with a much broader range of prices. Custom Fares removes the need for agents to search Web sites of low-cost carriers separately for the best point-to-point fares. With Custom Fares, they now have easy access to this information from a single source provided by Galileo.
Commented Peter Hopwood, Galileo product manager: “Working in partnership with TRAVELfusion Galileo now have a comprehensive product offering providing a complete array of fares whether they come via the Web or via Galileo`s databases. Galileo brings these fares onto one screen so agents don`t have to waste time searching individual sites.”
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