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Booking Vacations Gets Easier for Canadian Travel Agents

September 23, 2013 Technology No Comments Email Email

Travelport, a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, has partnered with Softvoyage, the country’s leading provider of vacation booking software, to integrate a number of useful enhancements into its popular Galileo Vacations booking engine making it even easier for travel agents to book the perfect vacation for their customers.

As a result of the collaboration between the two companies, travel agents using Galileo Vacations now have immediate access to Package+ and the wide range of efficient shopping features it offers.  Designed to reduce the time spent searching, comparing and booking packages provided by the 002SteveCafe&Cuisine250x250major Canadian tour operators, benefits of the Package+ software include the ability to search for single, triple and quad rooms as well as the option to search for groups of up to six adults.

Package+ features include:

  • Ability to search single, triple and quad occupancy
  • Added non-adult age criteria
  • Search for up to 6 adults
  • Additional selection for number of rooms
  • New result display including nights versus days
  • All room categories in one display

Dan Langevin, vice president, Sales and Marketing for Softvoyage, said: “Package+ has been designed with the travel agent in mind and significantly speeds up some of the processes involved when quoting and booking packages.  We’re delighted to be partnering with Travelport in Canada and making it available to Travelport customers.”

“This is another Travelport first and something that our travel agency customers have told us they would really value,” added Maurita Baker, General Manager, Travelport Canada. “The Package+ software is incredibly empowering and allows Travelport-connected agents to offer superior customer service. This development very much forms part of our ongoing commitment to provide travel agents in Canada with the richest of travel content delivered through the most effective tools.”

Earlier this year, Travelport Canada was named Canada’s Favourite Global Distribution System in the annual Agents’ Choice Awards, conducted by Baxter Travel Media. Travelport Canada has been named favourite GDS ten times in the last 12 years of the survey.

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