Travelport GDS signs new agreement with TravelSky
Published: 24 Jul 2008: Travelport GDS has signed a new agreement with TravelSky, the only GDS licenced in China to make reservations for Chinese domiciled airlines.
Under the terms of the agreement, TravelSky will implement Travelport´s Reservation Sales Solution (RSS) allowing its travel agents to seamlessly access, make reservations and issue e-tickets on a wide range of global airlines in real-time via Travelport´s Galileo GDS.
Full implementation of the Travelport RSS will not only offer enriched content and greater connectivity to travel agents, but will also allow TravelSky to perform interline e-ticketing functions for non-BSP carriers, significantly enhancing overall operational efficiencies for TravelSky travel agents, according to Huang Peng, Chief Marketing Officer, TravelSky.
The first phase of the implementation took place successfully in May enabling more than 200 Galileo-linked airlines to issue interline e-tickets with the leading Chinese airlines for which TravelSky provides reservations systems. This was in line with IATA´s mandate to achieve 100 percent e-ticketing by June 1, 2008.
Phase two of the project is scheduled for completion by the end of this year and will provide enhanced functionality such as interactive seat maps and reservations to TravelSky travel agents.
Brad Holman, President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Travelport GDS said TravelSky would be able to deliver significant service enhancements to both Chinese travel agencies and to international airlines seeking to sell their products in the rapidly growing Chinese outbound market.