Travelport inks online travel training deal
Dubai, January 29, 2013
Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has announced a significant new reseller relationship with OTT Group that will see the company become an official retailer of Travelport’s latest GDS training modules in the Middle East and Africa.
One of the world’s largest resources for online travel training, OTT currently has over 70,000 registered members worldwide.
The new reseller agreement makes the latest online GDS courses more accessible to travel trade and general public in the Middle East and Africa, said a statement from Travelport.
The ageement, together with Travelport Academy –Travelport’s recently launched online travel training portal – will enable OTT provide up-to-date and relevant training on Travelport’s core GDS systems to both travel industry professionals, it added.
Commenting on the deal, Rabih Saab, the president and managing director, Travelport, Middle East and Africa, said: "We know there is growing demand for more online, self-paced GDS training and the Online Travel Training Group has a superb track record of retailing such courses."
"By teaming up with Travelport Academy, OTT now has the opportunity to retail the most up-to-date GDS training modules to existing and future travel agents in the Middle East and Africa," he stated.
“We are thrilled to be working in close collaboration with Travelport to offer their latest GDS training to both existing and new members across the globe,” remarked Bruce Martin, the operations director for OTT.
“Through the Travelport Academy programme, modules of differing levels are on offer meaning there’s something to suit both industry professionals wishing to brush up on their skills as well as beginner modules for those wishing to start a new career in travel,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service