Travelport appoints new distributor in Tanzania
Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today announced the appointment of Precise Systems Ltd, a division of Precision Air, as its Galileo distributor in Tanzania.
Under the terms of the new agreement, Precise Systems Ltd. will have exclusive rights to distribute Galileo technology and services in Tanzania, providing travel agencies in the region with access to extensive, global travel content and leading-edge technology and customer support.
The new NDC (National Distribution Company) will be headed up by Eliasaph Mathew, supported by the team from the former distributor, GTCL, who are remaining in place to ensure a smooth transition and uninterrupted customer service.
“I’m very excited to be heading up this new operation and the whole team is committed to providing travel agents in Tanzania with superior technology, content and customer service. This is an important region to Travelport and there’s a lot of focus here, so I’m confident that we will go from strength to strength over the coming months.” said Eliasaph, General Manager of Precise Systems Ltd.
Martin Herbert, Director of Business Development for Travelport Africa, remarked: “We are fully committed to investing and enhancing our network in Africa and this new partnership with Precise Systems Ltd. is testament to that. We believe that by working in close partnership together, we will have every opportunity to grow the business.”
Travelport, meanwhile, announced only last month the acquisition of its Galileo distribution business in Southern Africa and news of a new strategic Travelport hub for Africa, located in Johannesburg. The recent investment, forming part of Travelport’s ongoing strategy to grow its network and operations across the African continent, in turn follows the entry into ten new African countries over the last 12 months.