Travelport signs operator deal in Yemen

5th Apr 2013
Travelport signs operator deal in Yemen Rabih Saab, left, and Omar Mohammed Omar sign the deal earlier

Travelport has announced the renewal of its long-term Operator Agreement with Universal Travel & Tourism 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 & 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.”

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.

“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.”


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