Galileo International, a subsidiary of Cendant Corp., and United Airlines have signed a five-year, full-content, enterprise agreement, which designates Galileo as a preferred distribution channel for United's ticket sales. Under the agreement, all published fares and seat inventory offered by United, including Web fares available on its own site and through third parties, will be available to all users of the Galileo GDS system including Galileo-connected travel agencies and Cendant TDS online agencies booking through Galileo. The GDS expects to sign full-content agreements with other carriers in the near future, according to the announcement. "This long-term content agreement with United underscores the efficiency and value of the Cendant TDS portfolio and the Galileo GDS, and our ability to bring together travel buyers and sellers across the globe," said Kurt Ekert, senior vice president, Supplier Services for Cendant TDS. "Our travel agents, corporate travelers and consumer customers will continue to have access to the full content offered by United Airlines."
by Peggy Cope