Travelport, one of the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS) providers and operator of the Galileo and Worldspan platforms, has signed a new multi-year agreement with World Travel Centre in Ireland, a leading consolidator. As part of the agreement Travelport will also provide GDS solutions for two World Travel Centre owned businesses in Northern Ireland, McNeill Menary Travel and Thriftway Travel.
The deal, agreed 12 months before deadline, sees all businesses in the World Travel Centre portfolio continuing to use the Worldspan platform. This includes Worldspan Go, XML Pro, Travelport Rapid Reprice for improved speed and efficiency in ticket reissuing as well as Travelport e-Pricing, a leader in travel shopping technology to be rolled out in the UK and Ireland later this year.
Jérôme Moisan, general manager for Travelport GDS in UK and Ireland commented, “Securing such a significant long term agreement with World Travel Centre is great news for us. Signing the deal a year before it was up for renewal shows great enthusiasm from both parties to continue our successful relationship well into the future.”
“World Travel Centre is a leading consolidator and long haul specialist in Ireland - we look forward to supporting them with our leading travel technology and service and they continue to grow and prosper.”
The Travelport Worldspan platform will continue to give World Travel Centre access to rich air, hotel and car content including ongoing training and support.
Jimmy Lennox, owner and managing director, World Travel Centre, commented: “Delivering the best service across the best range of products in the most efficient way is essential to our business. Travelport consistently delivers where it matters and has become an integral part of our on-going success.”
World Travel Centre has been operating since 1989 and specialises in complicated tailor made itineraries including round-the-world flights.