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JAL and Travelport to Launch GDS for Japanese Travel Market

Japan Airlines and Travelport Worldwide have formed a joint venture for the operation of a Global Distribution System (GDS), tailored to the needs of the Japanese travel industry.

Cobalt Air Appoints APG Hellas as GSA in Greece

Cypriot airline Cobalt Air, which flies to Athens, Thessaloniki and Crete, has appointed APG Hellas as its General Sales Agent (GSA) in Greece.

Aegean Airlines: Distribution Channel Fee Will Not Be Imposed

Aegean Airlines will not impose a Distribution Channel Fee (DCF) on tickets booked through certain global distribution systems (GDS).

Aegean Introduces New Distribution Channel Fee to Travel Agents

Aegean Airlines has informed travel agents that a Distribution Channel Fee (DCF) will be imposed on tickets booked through certain GDS systems.
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Travelport Cements Operator Partnerships In Lebanon

Travelport has announced the renewal of its long-term distribution agreements for Galileo and Worldspan GDS platforms in Lebanon.
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Protea Hospitality Group Upgrades To Travelport’s Latest Hotel Booking Technology

Travelport has worked closely with the Protea Hospitality Group to enhance the quality and relevance of the data they provide travel agents in both Southern Africa and worldwide.
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Travelport Launches Industry Leading “Search Control Console”

Travelport, a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, has announced the global launch of its new Search Control Console, a leading tool to customize search in real time.
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Transavia.com Expands Reach In Greece

Dutch low-cost operator transavia.com recently expanded its global reach in Greece by extending its content for distribution to Travelport-connected Greek travel agencies. Roy Scheerder, chief commercial officer of transavia.com, tells GTP what else the airline has planned for...
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Travelport Signs New Agreement With Scoot

Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today, Monday, 28 January, announced a new agreement with Scoot, Singapore Airlines’ budget arm that offers low-cost, no frills airfares from Singapore to eight cities in China, Australia, Japan, Taiwan and...

Airfasttickets Sets High Goals

“My vision is for this Greek company, just as it has started to conquer the major countries of Europe, in two years time to gain a place among the first platforms worldwide,” online booking company Airfasttickets’ president, Nikolaos Koklonis said in late July.

Travelport Signs New Agreements, Launches New Portal

Travelport, one of the world’s leading global distribution system providers, recently signed a five-year full content agreement for Galileo and Worldspan-connected users worldwide with Kenya Airways. The agreement enables users to gain access to the airline’s full inventory of...

Travelport Announces New Agreements

Travelport, one of the world's leading global distribution systems providers (Worldspan, Galileo and Apollo) recently teamed up with Microsoft Corp. to develop an integrated set of services targeted for the travel industry to address challenges faced by travelers, suppliers, and...

Worldspan and Sabre Global Distribution Systems Sold

Sabre Holdings was sold last month to two private equity firms in the U.S. for $4.45 billion. Although Sabre is considered the leading global distribution systems (GDS), analysts say the buyout centered more on the importance of the company's subsidiary units, Travelocity and...

EU Unveils Air Traffic Management System

The European Union recently unveiled an ambitious plan for a 20 billion euro air traffic management system to help Europe cope with an expected doubling in the number of flights over the next 15 years.

Huge New York Company Buys European Travel Giants Octopus and Gullivers Travel

Cendant Corporation recenlty announced that it has agreed to acquire privately held, UK-based Gullivers Travel Associates, the trading name of Donvand Ltd., and Octopus Travel Group Ltd. (together: "Gullivers") for approximately $1.1 billion in cash.

HotelWorld Purchased By VIP International

VIP International Corporation, one of the world's largest reservation service providers through global distribution systems and the Internet, purchased the assets of UK-based HotelWorld Global from Associated Newspapers Group. With the purchase, VIP International increases its...