Subscribe Free
in Industry Sectors

Travelport extends its reach to Tunisia

Posted 18 March 2013 · Add Comment

Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has announced that it is extending its footprint in Africa with a new distributor operation in Tunisia.

The news follows the appointment of SIR Tunisie SARL as Travelport’s new partner in Tunisia and means that Galileo products and services will become available in the country with immediate effect.

The Tunisian launch is the latest milestone in Travelport’s expansion in Africa, where the GDS provider is now operating in 47 countries with more in the pipeline.

SIR Tunisie SARL will distribute the Galileo GDS platform to local travel agencies, providing them with industry-leading technology, access to the rich airline, hotel and car content as well as comprehensive training and support services.

The launch of the Tunisian operation was marked with a special event held in Tunisian capital, Tunis, and attended by more than 200 industry guests including travel agents, airlines and government representatives. 

“Africa – and especially North Africa – is a key strategic investment region for Travelport and this official launch of commercial operations in Tunisia serves as a testament to our commitment to this important part of the world,” said Rabih Saab, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Travelport, at the launch event. “With its extensive local market knowledge and technical expertise, our appointed distributor is very well positioned to grow Travelport’s business in region and effectively serve our new travel agency customers here.”

“Travelport will bring a new dimension to the travel and tourism industry in our country,” said Nejib Ghozzi, CEO of SIR Tunisie SARL. “As a new GDS provider in Tunisia, we will create a competitive advantage that will benefit the travel agents who are always looking for alternative GDS providers. We are passionate about our business and look forward to bringing these great benefits to the travel industry in Tunisia.”
 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Middle East and Africa Airlines revenue losses mount

The International Air Transport Association strengthened its call for urgent action from governments in Africa and the Middle East to provide financial relief to airlines as the latest IATA scenario for potential revenue loss by

Air France KLM group wins Sustainability Award at Dubai Airports Excellence Awards

Air France KLM group was the winner of the Sustainability award for 2018 at the third annual Dubai Airports Excellence Awards held at Soho Beach Meydan, on 22 April 2019.

MBRSC releases GIF image showing decline of NO2 in the GCC

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has released a GIF image of the decrease in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentration in the GCC countries, between 26 November 2019 until 27 March 2020.

Emirates to be bailed out by the Dubai Government

The Dubai Government is set to bail out Emirates Airline after its financial impact of the Covid19 pandemic.

OneWeb files for Chapter 11 restructuring to execute sale process

OneWeb, a communications company, announced today that the company and certain of its controlled affiliates have voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern

Pillar Hawk

Locally-assembled BAE Hawks have become the first new Saudi-built fast jet aircraft to fly in home skies, marking a significant step forward for the kingdom’s aerospace industry. Jon Lake reports.

Airport Security SK2702240620
See us at
AVMENA20 BT1309100620Arabian Trav Mark BT1603010720MAPS2020 BT1102171120SaudiAirshow21BT2011180221