Galileo International, Inc. today announced the introduction of Galileo Agency Private Fares in the United States, Canada and Latin America. This new Web-based interface streamlines the entire fare management process of complex agency or corporate negotiated private fares. Agents are assured of improved faring accuracy through a complete validation of rules and a fully integrated display of all applicable fares. By automatically quoting, storing and ticketing negotiated airfares maintained by agencies, Galileo Agency Private Fares also increases compliance with corporate travel programs and suppliers agreements.
“The Galileo 360¡ Fares Solution Suite provides agencies with the industry’s leading faring system,” said Eileen Kennedy, vice president, Marketing, Galileo Americas. “The newest component of that system, Galileo Agency Private Fares offers a new level of accuracy and speed of fare distribution, dramatically increasing the level of automation of the entire faring process to the Galileo agency desktop. The major increase in productivity this will give agents is a clear example of how Galileo is successfully helping customers reduce costs and increase value.”
Galileo Agency Private Fares enables total control over how an agency inputs, manages and distributes negotiated private fares, with a user-friendly interface that provides powerful new contract sorting, editing and distribution features. Since the program is a flexible Web-based tool, administrators are able to implement or edit complex contracts from any computer with an Internet connection 24/7, using simple point-and-click tools, drop-down menus and fill-in fields. This puts agencies in control of administering their private contracted fares, allows them to restrict access to fares based on their business rules and processes, and ensures that travel counselors sell fares to the correct traveler at the appropriate time. This also eliminates inaccuracies and helps to drive down debit memo liability because all contract conditions are fully validated.
“Galileo Agency Private Fares gives our agents the power, ease and confidence to provide aggressive, competitive, accurate pricing information to our customers in a fast, efficient and reliable manner,” said Basil Higgins, business development & technology executive, Magical Holidays.