Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, operating both the Galileo and Worldspan global distribution systems (GDS), today announces that Continental Airlines has signed a two and a half-year extension of their current full content agreement. As a result of the extension of the agreement, Continental published fares and related seat inventory, including Web fares available on its own site, reservation offices and through third parties, will continue to be available to subscribers of the Galileo and Worldspan GDS systems on the same terms as in the most recent agreement.
“This agreement validates the tremendous value of Travelport’s global marketplace of approximately 60,000 online and offline travel agencies to an important industry leader such as Continental, and underscores our ability to bring together travel buyers and sellers across the globe in an efficient and cost-effective manner,” said Travis Christ, president, The Americas, Travelport GDS. “Our Travelport-connected travel agents, corporate travelers and consumer customers will continue to have efficient access to Continental’s published fares and related seat inventory at the same or better levels than offered by any other GDS.”
“We at Continental are very excited to further our relationship with a great distribution partner like Travelport,” said Scott Stachowiak, Director of Distribution, Continental Airlines. “This agreement also provides us with a flexible and cost-effective distribution solution that meets the needs of today’s dynamic marketplace.”
Continental’s current distribution agreement with Galileo and Worldspan was set to expire in 2011. The extension keeps the full content distribution agreement in place through the end of 2013.