Travelport strikes major deal in Eastern Europe

The biggest air ticket retailer in the Czech Republic is to start using Galileo’s online and business services technology in a deal with parent company Travelport.


With 13 offices, Student Agency also has growing presence in Slovakia. The company sold more than 230,000 air tickets worth $125 million last year, with a market share in the Czech Republic of over 20%. 


The five year agreement will see Travelport support Student Agency’s growth plans for 2011 by supplying a range of Galileo-powered tools and services including advanced shopping technology e-Pricing; pre- and post-ticketing data solution Galileo Integrated Data Source; and online booking engine Galileo Web Services. 


Student Agency online portals including www.kralovna.cz, www.letenky.cz, www.studentagency.cz and www.orbix.cz will also be powered by Travelport technology.


Travelport head of distributor partners for Europe Gavin Teale said: “Eastern Europe continues to be a major growth region for Travelport and this new signing cements our presence further in the Czech Republic and Slovakian territories.” 


Student Agency managing director Martina Bláhová added: “Travelport has provided an unrivalled pitch in terms of overall cost savings to our business combined with unbeatable functionality in its technology offering.”

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