Misr Travel partners with Travelport
Cairo, November 1, 2009
Travelport, one of the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS) providers operating the Galileo and Worldspan platforms, has signed a multi-year Galileo contract with Egypt’s largest travel and tour operator, Misr Travel.
With over 68 years of experience specialising in travel and tours to Egypt, the state-owned tour company is recognised as one of the country’s most respected and reliable travel agencies and a key player in Egypt’s thriving travel industry.
A major win for Travelport in Egypt, the distribution agreement is a testament to the steady inroads the GDS provider has made in the country since it set up a direct Galileo and Worldspan operation in Cairo at the beginning of this year.
“Travelport understands the needs of our business and has the right technical expertise and international network to complement our strategic goals,” said Dr Nour Bakr, CEO of Misr Travel.
“With Travelport’s best-of-breed solutions and comprehensive local support structure, we are confident that we can help Misr Travel optimise its efficiency and performance,” added Tarek Bassiouny, Egypt country manager Travelport.
Misr Travel has a network of 35 branches across Egypt, as well as overseas offices located in New York, Paris, London, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Moscow, Rome and Tokyo.
Galileo has firmly established itself as one of the most widely used travel booking platforms in Egypt, stated Bassiouny.-TradeArabia News Service