Galileo International and WorldTravel BTI to Leverage Strengths Under New Contract

ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/—Galileo International, Inc.
(NYSE: GLC) and WorldTravel BTI (previously known as WorldTravel Partners)
today announced the signing of a new multi-year, multi-million travel bookings
deal, making WorldTravel BTI one of Galileo’s largest global customers.  With
this contract, WorldTravel BTI will significantly grow its business with
Galileo, a leader in global travel distribution services.  WorldTravel BTI is
the third largest travel management company in the US, according to the Travel
Weekly 2000 Survey.
“Galileo’s approach to servicing and empowering the travel industry and
its customers is refreshing and innovative in today’s marketplace,” said
WorldTravel BTI’s CEO Jack Alexander.  “We are very pleased to have forged a
new strategic relationship with Galileo.”
While specifics of the contract were not disclosed, the new agreement
positions each company to achieve considerable growth by working together.
The new agreement provides both parties with an innovative and collaborative
approach to servicing the travel industry and will afford additional
opportunities to partner on future business and marketing initiatives.
The new contract broadens the relationship between Galileo and WorldTravel
BTI to jointly focus on technology in order to offer the most relevant and
cost-effective product solutions to customers.  The companies will work
together to seek synergies in developing product and service solutions,
leveraging the latest technologies in the travel industry.
“This new agreement was designed specifically to leverage the strengths of
both companies in exploring how to maximize technology solutions and customer
service offerings,” said Babetta Gray, executive vice president, Subscriber
Sales and Service.  “Balancing advanced technology solutions with a solid
focus on the customer is the foundation of this strategic partnership and is
key to our future successes.”
Galileo International is one of the world’s leading providers of
electronic global distribution services for the travel industry.  The company
provides travel agencies, corporate travel managers and Internet users with
the ability to book travel by accessing schedule, availability and pricing
information.  Galileo e-enables the travel industry, providing industry-
leading technology solutions such as an advanced suite of wireless
applications and numerous Internet initiatives.  Through its Internet
subsidiary,, the mobile business professional can access premier
one-stop online travel services and technology solutions from Galileo.
Building one of the largest TCP/IP global networks through its subsidiary
Quantitude, Galileo is providing advanced telecommunication services for a
variety of customers both in the travel industry and beyond. Headquartered in
Rosemont, Ill., USA, Galileo International has offices worldwide and operates
its state-of-the-art Data Center in Englewood, Colo., USA.  To learn more
about Galileo International, visit .

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these forward-looking statements.  Risks and uncertainties associated with the
company’s forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the loss
and inability to replace the bookings generated by one or more of its five
largest travel agency customers; its ability to effectively execute our sales
initiatives in key markets; its sensitivity to general economic conditions and
events that affect airline travel and the airlines that participate in its
Apollo(R) and Galileo(R) systems; circumstances relating to its investment in
technology, including its ability to timely develop and achieve market
acceptance of new products; its ability to successfully expand its operations
and service offerings in new markets, including the on-line travel market; its
ability to manage administrative, technical and operational issues presented
by its expansion plans and acquisitions of other businesses; its ability to
deliver to Galileo and to outside customers a new, Internet protocol-based
network as planned, and for the cost and within the time frame currently
estimated; the results of its international operations and expansion into
developing and new computerized reservation system (“CRS”) markets and other
distribution channels, governmental approvals, trade and tariff barriers, and
political risks; new or different legal or regulatory requirements governing
the CRS industry; natural disasters, security breaches or other calamities
that may cause significant damage to its Data Center facility; and its ability
to complete the transition to a new, Internet protocol-based network as
planned, and for the cost and within the time frame currently estimated.