galileo hosts training workshops in cairo
Galileo, a leading global distribution system (GDS) and part of Travelport GDS, has recently held a number of workshops for its national distribution companies (NDCs) in Egypt as part of an initiative to increase awareness and understanding of Galileo’s global products.
Hosted at the Egypt Air Corporate Headquarters in Cairo and facilitated by Don Smith, Galileo’s regional product manager for Africa and the Middle East, the workshops were held over four days to demonstrate the GDS’s products to the Middle Eastern NDCs. Entitled ‘A Glance at Galileo’, the presentations highlighted some of Galileo’s key products including Desktop Version 2.0, CustomFares, ViewTrip White Label, ASK Galileo and Galileo e-Learning.
Rabih Saab, Galileo’s vice-president for the Middle East and Africa commented, “Galileo’s presence in the Middle East is continuously growing and it is therefore vital that all of our NDCs in the Middle East region fully understand Galileo’s products and their relevance to the travel trade. Bringing the various NDCs together in one location not only helps to develop a stronger community among Galileo-connected agencies but also reinforces Galileo’s commitment to supporting the NDCs within the Middle East region as well as throughout the world.”
Over 20 travel trade professionals attended the workshops and Galileo now plans to hold future product presentations in other markets to highlight not only its wide range of products but also to keep NDCs up to date on future developments.
Mr Tarek Bassiouny Galileo Egypt Head added; “ These workshops are a crucial element in bringing all of our staff members together and provide them with the information they will need to effectively use and sell Galileo products.”
Galileo is a global technology leader. Its core business is providing electronic global distribution services for the travel industry through its computerised 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, www.galileo.com, headquartered in Langley, UK, is a Travelport brand. Travelport is one of the largest and most geographically diverse travel companies, dedicated to creating the exceptional travel experiences the world demands.