Travelport cuts deal for Galileo South Africa

Travelport has reached a deal with South African Airways (SAA) to acquire Galileo Southern Africa, the GDS distribution arm which the airline has been operating in the region for the past 20 years. Two years ago, Travelport set up a direct Worldspan operation for travel agents in South Africa and the acquisition of the Galileo GDS business marks the continuation of its investment in the region and plans to extend the products and services provided to local travel agents. The new, combined entity will be known as Travelport Southern Africa. As part of the new deal, a new five-year full content agreement has also been signed, providing all Travelport-connected travel agents with full access to SAA’s full published fares and inventory as well as guaranteeing functionality parity with all other distribution channels. Go to for more.

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