Global travel services provider Travelport has signed an agreement with travel technology service provider Stargate Cyber Active to renew the distribution rights of its Worldspan global distribution system (GDS) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The multi-year agreement affirms that Stargate Cyber Active will remain its distributor of Worldspan technology and services to travel agencies in the Kingdom, extending a successful, long-standing partnership with the GDS provider as one of the largest distributors of Worldspan technology worldwide.
“We are delighted to continue what has been a mutually-beneficial relationship with Stargate in one of Travelport’s most strategically important countries in the region,” said Rabih Saab, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Travelport. “As experts in Worldspan technology and support, Stargate understands the needs of Worldspan-connected travel agencies and has a solid track record effectively delivering the platform.”
Sean Van den Haute, president and CEO, Stargate Cyber Active, said: “We see a strong future for Worldspan and look forward to working closely with Travelport in launching innovative new products and services in Saudi Arabia. By leveraging a winning combination of global reach, leading technology and hands-on support, we believe that we can offer travel suppliers a real competitive advantage.”
One of Travelport’s core reservation platforms, Worldspan is renowned for its e-commerce and Internet-based technologies, delivering some of the travel industry’s most advanced web-based solutions. Its strength in e-commerce is behind powerful shopping and pricing tools, which are used by some of the world’s leading travel web sites and agencies.