Global distribution system (GDS) provider Travelport has been re-appointed as preferred GDS provider to Flight Centre Limited, an Australasia travel agency group with more than 2,000 shops. The new contract covers nine countries and territories including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and South Africa.
The new five-year agreement will see Travelport, operator of the Galileo and Worldspan systems, provide GDS services to Flight Centre’s wholly-owned and affiliated travel agencies through to 2015.
Travelport says the announcement reaffirms the long-standing partnership with Flight Centre, which has been in place since the early 1980s when Flight Centre began operations in Australia. The two companies have grown together as Flight Centre has expanded its presence across the globe.