Travelport cements operator partnership in Yemen

Travelport cements operator partnership in Yemen

Travelport, a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions and data to companies operating in the global travel industry, has announced the renewal of its long-term Operator Agreement with Universal Travel & Tourism (UT&T) in Yemen.

The new multi-year agreement affirms that UT&T – which has 12 offices across Yemen covering all major cities – will remain Travelport’s distributor of Galileo technology and services to travel agencies in the country, cementing its successful, long-standing partnership with the GDS provider.

“We are delighted to continue our mutually-beneficial relationship with UT&T in Yemen,” said Rabih Saab, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Travelport. “During their time as Travelport’s distributor partner, UT&T has built up a solid track record of effectively delivering our products and services to the travel agent community, and we look forward to sharing their continued success.”

“We have enjoyed a highly successful partnership with Travelport over several years and continue to see a strong future for Galileo in Yemen,” commented Omar Mohammed Omar, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, UT&T. “We now look forward to working closely with Travelport to take their business in Yemen to the next stage through the winning combination of cutting edge technology, unrivalled customer support and a deep understanding of the local travel industry.”
Under the new agreement, Galileo customers in Yemen will continue to benefit from UT&T’s regional expertise and Travelport’s latest products and solutions including Travelport Smartpoint – the next generation booking tool, which has gained great popularity among travel agents across the Middle East and Africa.