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Travelport extends its reach to Somalia

November 6, 2013 Tech No Comments Email Email

Travelport – the leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry – has continued to expand its footprint across Africa with the launch of business operations in Somalia.

Travelport has appointed Euro Africa Services – an established regional travel operator – as its distributor in the country, making this the latest milestone in its expansion in Africa.  Travelport is now present in 48 African countries, with more in the pipeline.

Under the terms of the new agreement, Euro Africa Services will have exclusive rights to distribute Travelport’s Galileo technology and services in Somalia, providing travel agencies in the region with access to extensive global travel content, leading edge technology as well as customer support and training.

“The new operations in Somalia form a key part of our continuing Africa expansion strategy,” said Mark Meehan, Managing Director for Travelport Africa. “Somalia has a major growth potential and we feel that this is the right time to make a significant investment in this region.

“I am confident that the appointment of Euro Africa Services as our partner, who share our passion and commitment for the development of the regional travel industry, will ensure choice and exceptional service for travel agents in Somalia.”

Travelport will bring a new dimension to the travel and tourism industry in Somalia,” said Liban Warsame, Managing Director, Euro Africa Services.  “As a new GDS provider, we will create a competitive advantage that will benefit the travel agents who are looking for choice. We are passionate about our business and look forward to bringing the industry-leading Travelport offering to the travel industry in Somalia.”

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