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Galileo launches corporate booking tool

Galileo has launched Galileo Traversa(TM) , a corporate booking tool that integrates ease-of-use with control.
Initially offered by Galileo Americas for
customers with English-speaking employees worldwide, Galileo Traversa will be
rolled out by IBM, which played a key role in the development of this
leading edge corporate travel booking tool. By the end of Q4, it will be
available in six languages. Currently it is offered in U.S. English, U.K.
English, French Canadian and European French—German and European Spanish
coming later this year—and available in the 234 currencies supported by
the Galileo GDS.
  “Galileo Traversa delivers the best of all worlds to travel managers,
corporations and ultimately their travelers: a booking tool already known
to millions, enabling instant adoption, high productivity, increased
traveler satisfaction, and fewer low-value calls to the agency, all of
which can amount to measurable cost savings,” said Dave Falter, president,
Galileo by Travelport, The Americas. “We are particularly proud to premiere
Galileo Traversa because it sets a new standard in the corporate booking
tool arena, and we are delighted to be in this enviable market position.
Whether the issue is savings, high adoption, policy control or
productivity, Galileo Traversa helps companies take advantage of leading
edge travel technology to reap benefits every day.”
  “At Galileo, we worked closely with customers and incorporated their
feedback to create a platform for Galileo Traversa that offers dramatic
product innovations unavailable in any other applications,” said Michael
Ihle, vice president, Product Development, Galileo by Travelport, The
Americas. “This includes new e-ticket tracking systems tied directly to the
GDS, an entirely new, easy-to-use point and click administration system, a
new “compare airports” feature that enables a quick search across multiple
airports, as well as a company policy-enabled expanded matrix for air and
car searches. “