TUI Travel PLC signs direct connect agreement with Travelport GDS
9 June 2009 – One of the world’s leading travel groups, TUI Travel PLC, has signed a multi-year agreement with Travelport GDS to distribute its extensive car content to users of its Galileo GDS.
The content, which will be made available through a direct connect to TUI’s Car-Hire Platform, will be available later in the summer. Travelport confirmed that the agreement marks the start of a broader working relationship between the two companies and hopes to announce further content and distribution agreements over the coming months.
The TUI Car-Hire Platform run by its subsidiary MicronNexus, GmbH, a leading provider of interfaces to both local and global car rental suppliers, gives customers access to car rental in nearly 24,000 car hire locations and over 50,000 broker locations with over 100 local and international suppliers.
Galileo users will be able to make, cancel and amend bookings for car hire through their normal GDS booking processes, whilst offering their customers important new local car hire content not previously bookable on the system such as Auto Jardim in Portugal, Avia in the Canary Islands or Nizza Cars in Andalucia.
Initially the new content will be made available to users of Galileo but the agreement will also extend to users of the Worldspan platform over the coming months.