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Travelport Renews Agreement with Al Futtaim Travel
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Dubai, UAE. 5 August, 2015: Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $8 trillion global travel and tourism industry, has today announced a renewal of multi-year agreement with Al Futtaim Travel, one of the largest travel agencies in the Gulf region.

Al Futtaim Travel is one of the leading and most forward thinking industry players in the GCC region with more than 30 years’ experience in providing travel solutions. The agency specialises in corporate and leisure travel management and utilises a wide range of travel products to deliver a comprehensive service to even the most discerning customers.

The recent agreement provides Al Futtaim Travel agency with Travelport’s leading technology, including the Travelport Universal API which provides access to a world of content and functionality through a single API connection by aggregating air, hotel, car, rail and merchandising content from multiple sources. The agency’s customers will continue to have access to Travelport’s unmatched travel content inventory which currently includes the ability to search, sell and book fares from approximately 400 airlines globally as well as browse through the industry-leading Travelport’s beyond air content which includes over 650,000 hotel properties (both chain and independents).

Micky Bhatia-India, General Manager of Al Futtaim Travel commented: “We are pleased to have renewed our partnership with Travelport and are excited about the new developments that will arise from accessing Travelport’s industry leading technology. Working with Travelport allows us to continuously improve and enhance the tailor-made services we provide to our customers across the Gulf region.”

Rabih Saab, President and Managing Director of AFMESA added: “We are delighted that Al Futtaim Travel has recognised the value and demonstrated such strong confidence in Travelport’s offering. Travelport’s technology is ideally suited to fulfil Al Futtaim Travel’s business objectives and we are dedicated to supporting them in growing their presence in the region.”

For Travelport media enquiries, please contact:

Media Contacts:
Siobhan McCarthy, PR Manager AFMESA
Tel: +971 (0) 43614800
Mob: +971 (0) 501070018
Email: siobhan.mccarthy@travelport.com

Kate Aldridge, VP Corporate Communications
Tel: +44 (0)1753 288720
Mob: +44 (0)7921 698757
Email: kate.aldridge@travelport.com

Press release posted on: Aug 5 2015

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Travelport is a broad-based business services company and a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions to companies operating in the global travel industry.

With a presence in 160 countries, approximately 5,400 employees and reported 2009 revenues of $2.2 billion, Travelport is comprised of the global distribution system (GDS) business that includes the Galileo and Worldspan brands; GTA, a leading global, multi-channel provider of hotel and ground services; and Airline IT Solutions, which hosts mission critical applications and provides business and data analysis solutions for major airlines.

Travelport also owns approximately 48% of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), a leading global online travel company. Travelport is a private company owned by The Blackstone Group, One Equity Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Travelport management.


For media enquiries, please contact:
Alana Ngoh
PR Manager, Middle East
Tel: +971 4 607 0548
Mobile: + 971 50 810 0972
E-mail: alana.ngoh@travelport.com

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