Travelport releases leisure portal for agents

Travelport has unveiled details of its new one-stop leisure portal for travel agents. 

Known as Travelport Leisure, the travel trade portal is an upgraded version of its former Galileo Leisure portal which was launched in 2005. 

The GDS provider decided to invest further in its Galileo Leisure offering in response to the ongoing growth potential of global leisure travel spend, which it expects to reach about $700 billion by 2014.

The portal, which includes extensive new hotel, hostel, B&B and car options, as well as new functionality to add localised content at a country level, will be rolled out globally this month. 

Like its predecessor, it will continue to be free of charge to use for all travel agents, even if they do not subscribe to a Travelport GDS.

Vice-president Jane Lewis said: “The portal dramatically increases agents’ earning potential through the availability of new, easily bookable leisure content.

“Our partners in the travel trade told us they liked using Galileo Leisure but wanted an even greater choice of content and we have responded to their feedback.

“This new leisure portal very much complements Travelport’s core GDS platforms and we are confident it will attract even more users from the travel trade.”

Incorporating all of Galileo Leisure’s existing hotel content, Travelport Leisure will also give agents access to new content from a range of well-known, market-leading leisure suppliers such as HotelClub by Orbitz, Kuoni Connect and Hostelworld.

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