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GDS owner Travelport has agreed a full-content deal to distribute all Virgin Australia’s fares.
Under the agreement, agents using Travelport’s platforms such as Galileo and Worldspan will now have access to all Virgin Australia’s full published inventory which includes both public and private fares.
Damian Hickey, vice president of distribution sales and services for Travelport Asia-Pacific said: “The new agreement with Virgin Australia is an excellent outcome for Travelport and our global subscribers.
“Securing full Virgin Australia content delivers many benefits for travel agents, including access to the most competitive fares available on one centralised platform, so they are able to provide better travel options and service to their customers.”
Peter Morrison, managing director for Cairns Central Travel, added: “It is significantly more efficient having access to full Virgin Australia inventory in Galileo. It used to take us 15 minutes to make a VA booking on the internet. Now, through the Galileo platform, booking time is reduced to around three minutes.”