Through the new agreement, Kenya Airways will continue to distribute the Galileo GDS and other innovative Travelport technology to travel agents in Kenya for the next five years. As a result of the even closer working relationship with Travelport, Galileo Kenya will rebrand to Travelport Kenya emphasising the marketing investment in the region. The news of the extended distributor agreement follows a previous joint announcement made late last year of a new full content agreement between Travelport and Kenya Airways.
“Our long term partnership with Kenya Airways over the past 10 years has been very productive and they have proved themselves to be a very solid distributor of the Galileo platform in this market – something they have achieved through their very strong trade relationships. We’re delighted to be announcing this renewed agreement today and it very much forms part of our ongoing strategy to invest in Africa and deliver leading technology to the travel industry.” said Mark Meehan, managing director for Travelport in Africa.
Titus Naikuni, Kenya Airways group managing director said: “The extension of our agreement with Travelport reaffirms our commitment to the Kenyan travel trade to provide access to world class travel distribution technology. Galileo is absolutely the GDS of choice amongst travel agents and we’re very excited by their reciprocal commitment to this market and the plans they have for the year. ”