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,, and 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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