Travelport, the leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions and data for the global travel industry, has today announced the successful integration of Galileo RoomMaster™ hotel content into the TravelSky GDS platform. TravelSky Technology limited is the state-owned GDS operator in China. This integration marks a significant milestone in the ground-breaking partnership first announced by the two companies in October 2011.
TravelSky’s ticketing agents will now receive access to Travelport’s GDS hotel content via Galileo RoomMaster, a complete and accurate hotel shopping and booking system that provides real-time access to the internal reservations systems of over 300 hotel brands and over 90,000 properties worldwide. TravelSky agents now have the ability to shop, book and receive instant confirmations on this extensive global content, thereby earning new revenue streams through the higher commission rates that can be made on hotel bookings.
“We are delighted to have successfully delivered Galileo RoomMaster hotel content into TravelSky’s distribution platform. This marks an important milestone as we continue to work closely together, strengthening our long-term partnership. This is a major step forward in enabling broader access to our travel content in this fast changing travel market,” said Mr. Simon Nowroz, President and Managing Director, Emerging Markets, Travelport.
“I am pleased that TravelSky is now able to offer our 7,000 ticketing agents the extensive content offered through Travelport’s Galileo RoomMaster offering. Through this cooperation, our agents now have both the technology and content capability to increase additional revenue and commission earned through hotel bookings. We expect customers can book hotels in the same way as booking air tickets, and we want to enhance customers’ experience in booking overseas hotels. We anticipate a growth in our hotel revenue and look forward to continue working closely with Travelport in the years to come to provide more choice to both our agents and the end travelers,” said Mr. Rong Gang, Executive Vice President of TravelSky Group.