Galileo Awarded “Best GDS” in Travelweekly Asia’s Inaugural Travel Industry Awards
The awards, which were held on Friday, 15 June at The Harbour Plaza Metropolis in Hong Kong, recognized the best in the Asian travel industry, acknowledging their contributions to tourism. It was the first awards ceremony to be hosted by the region’s leading travel trade publication.
Simon Nowroz, Managing Director of Galileo Asia, said, “This is absolutely fantastic news for Galileo and confirms our position in Asia as the system of choice for both travel suppliers and travel agents. Our team here has worked very hard to deliver leading-edge products and extensive travel content designed to help our customers manage their businesses more efficiently. It is particularly rewarding for us to win this category in Travelweekly (Asia)’s first awards ceremony.”
Mr Tah Sin Chong, Acting Managing Director, Travel Division from Reliance Pacific PLC commented, “We have been working with Galileo for several years and have always found their products and solutions to be highly effective and their customer support second to none. We are very pleased that they have won this award in Asia.”
Mr Syed Mohd. Razif, Managing Director of Sri Sutra Travel added, “This award reflects Galileo’s ability to deliver service and content that helps to make a difference for Galileo users. This a great win for Galileo and for Galileo users across Asia.”
Noted in particular by the judges was Galileo’s ease of navigation, extensive content and the company’s track record in innovation, demonstrated in new products such as the launch of Galileo Leisure and Galileo Reach, as well as Galileo’s continued leadership role in offering Hotel Best Available Rates content.
Notes to editors: About Galileo Galileo is a global technology leader. Its core business is providing electronic global distribution services for the travel industry through its computerized reservation systems, leading-edge products and innovative, Internet-based solutions. Galileo is a value-added distributor of travel inventory dedicated to supporting its travel supplier, agency and corporate customers and, through them, expanding traveler choice. Galileo, a Travelport brand, is headquartered in Langley, UK and has offices worldwide. Visit www.galileo.com. About Travelport Travelport is one of the world’s largest travel conglomerates. It operates 20 leading brands including Galileo, a global distribution system (GDS); Orbitz, an online travel agent; and Gulliver’s Travel Associates, a wholesaler of travel content. With 2005 revenues of $2.4 billion, the Company has 8,000 employees and operates in 130 countries. Travelport is a private company owned by The Blackstone Group of New York and Technology Crossover Ventures of Palo Alto, California.(www.travelport.com). About the TravelWeekly (Asia) Industry Awards TheTravelWeekly (Asia) Industry Awards selection process starts with nominations by a distinguished panel of judges who are experts and veterans in the industry. The awardees from each category are selected based on the total number of votes garnered from TravelWeekly readers and industry peers. In a press statement from Travelweekly, ““My personal congratulations to all the winners. The competition had been very intense and some of the awardees and runner-ups were separated by only a few of votes. There were over 160,000 individual votes and it is a very good indication that the industry found the Awards an effective platform to recognise the best among their peers,” said Iris Kwan, publisher TravelWeekly.” For media enquiries: Fiona Ross (Asia-Pacific) Galileo by Travelport +612 9391 4034 firstname.lastname@example.org George Harb (Asia-Pacific) Galileo by Travelport +852 2821 2252 email@example.com Steve Lovato/G.E. Mead Incentive Dynamics (S) Pte. Ltd. +6596253104/+66818507979 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com