As a member of IATA (International Air Transport Association), OTA (Open Travel Alliance) and SITA, Galileo was formed in 1987 by nine European carriers – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, British Airways, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Swissair, Olympic, Air Portugal, Sabena and Aer Lingus. Today, Galileo connects approximately 63,000 travel agencies worldwide to 460 airlines, 82,000 hotels, 29,000 car rental locations, 7,000 tourist attractions, and leading tour operators and cruise lines throughout the world. Knowledge of the Galileo GDS course at EG SKY Travel & Tourism Training Center definitely gives students in the travel and tourism field a distinct advantage as other GDSs like Sabre or Amadeus.
Galileo Global Distribution System owned by TravelPort, which provides travel solution services mainly for the travel agencies with Galileo Smartpoint the ultimate travel technology has connected digital age. It puts the world’s travel content at your fingertips and packed with features that power better performance and enable you to create the perfect personalized service for your customers.
Travelport announced that it has become the first GDS to be granted with both ‘Aggregator Level One’ certification and ‘IT Provider Level Two’ status by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as part of its New Distribution Capability (NDC) program.
For airlines, this means that Travelport is able to fully integrate with its NDC application programme interface should the airline choose to use NDC-XML messaging to distribute and deliver their fares and product.
For travel agencies and travel management companies, this means that when shopping for and booking flights via TravelPort’s Travel Commerce Platform, they will have even more enhanced travel content and greater access to ancillary offers. In particular, TravelPort-connected agents will be able to make ancillary sales post the original flight booking and issue Electronic Miscellaneous Documents accordingly , and through their preferred agency workflows, for the first time.