Travelport Appoints Global Holidays as New Distributor in Lebanon

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Published March 6th, 2018 - 07:32 GMT
Matthew Powell, Managing Director, Middle East and South Asia at Travelport
Matthew Powell, Managing Director, Middle East and South Asia at Travelport

Travelport, the leading Travel Commerce Platform, today announced it has appointed Global Holidays S.A.R.L as its new distributer in Lebanon.

From 1 June 2018, Global Holidays will distribute Travelport’s industry leading technology and services in Lebanon, including both the Galileo and Worldspan platforms, providing travel agencies in the country with access to extensive global travel content and cutting-edge technology. The new distributor’s operations will be headed up by Georges Moussa, Owner and Managing Director of Global Holidays. The current distributor, Gate 7 S.A.R.L, will remain active until 31 May 2018 to ensure a smooth transition and uninterrupted customer service.  

Global Holidays, established in 1999, is a subsidiary of Dubai-based conglomerate Planet Group, which owns 11 companies specializing in trading and distributing travel and hospitality services. The company’s experienced salesforce already maintains relationships with more than 400 travel agents across Lebanon.

Matthew Powell, Managing Director, Middle East and South Asia at Travelport, said: “We are pleased to appoint Global Holidays as our new distributor in Lebanon. We believe the company has the expertise and experience required to not only maintain but extend our leadership position in the market by setting a new benchmark in service and support for travel agents. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Gate 7 for its work as our distributor in Lebanon. We wish the team every success in the future.”

Georges Moussa, Owner and Managing Director of Global Holidays S.A.R.L, added: “It is a privilege to be named as Travelport’s new distributor in Lebanon. The company’s technology is second to none and will only strengthen in future years thanks to its continued investment in research and development. We look forward to delivering Travelport technology to the market and working with its regional leadership team to deepen relationships with existing customers and form new partnerships with other leading travel agents across Lebanon.”

Background Information

Travelport

Travelport is the technology company that makes the experience of buying and managing travel continually better for everyone. It operates a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. The Company facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel platform.

Travelport has a leadership position in airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions. The Company also provides critical IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions. With net revenue of over $2.5 billion in 2018, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, U.K., has over 3,700 employees and is represented in approximately 180 countries and territories.

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