Air Botswana inks deal with Travelport
BUSINESS| Oct. 16, 2012, 12:02 p.m.
Air Botswana has signed a full content agreement with Travelport, a travel content aggregator and distributor, and a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions. Travelport connecting travel buyers and sellers through agency, online and corporate travel channels.
Effective immediately, the new multi-year agreement provides all of Travelport’s Galileo, Worldspan and Apollo-connected travel agents worldwide with access to Air Botswana’s full range of published fares and inventory.
Air Botswana boasts a modern fleet and serves an extensive network in Southern Africa from their hub in Gaborone. Domestic destinations include Kasane, Maun, Francistown, and their regional network extends to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Harare, and Lusaka.
“We pride ourselves on the relationship we hold with the trade and this agreement validates our commitment in making our inventory and all fares available through the Travelport platforms,” said Joseph Motse, commercial director and acting general manager for Air Botswana.
“Air Botswana is a long standing customer of Travelport and is a respected carrier in the Southern African region. The airline understands our value proposition and our extensive travel agency reach throughout the world,” said Will Owen Hughes, senior director supplier services for Travelport EMEA.
MORE BUSINESS NEWS
The nine top trends in CEM todayCustomer experience management that genuinely enhances customer ‘stickiness’ depends on new strategies and now mindsets, says Frost & Sullivan. Read More
MTN, former ATCON chief disagree over naira devaluationMTN Nigeria and a former president, Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) have disagreed over further devaluation of the naira. Read More
MTN Business launches Supplier Development Programme in MpumalangaMTN Business has reaffirmed its commitment to develop small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within Nelspruit by extending its Supplier Development Programme (SDP) and Accelerator Programme (AP), the company’s enterprise development initiatives, to the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. Read More
VMware appoints Senior Vice President and GM of EMEAVMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced the appointment of Jean-Pierre Brulard as Senior Vice President and General Manager of EMEA. Read More
InfoGraphics chief urges investment in tech start-upsThe Managing Director of InfoGraphics Nigeria, Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu, has urged wealthy Nigerians to invest in tech start-ups. Read More
Convergence Partners acquires stake in Nigerian Fintech firmConvergence Partners has announced an investment of $20m for a strategic, minority stake in Venture Garden Nigeria. Read More
MTN Business augments its management team further with key strategic appointmentMTN Business SA has appointed an industry veteran, Mariana Kruger, as General Manager of Private Sector. Read More
SA Competition Tribunal approves Telkom-BCX mergerBusiness Connexion Group Limited has announced that the Competition Tribunal of South Africa has approved the proposed merger between Business Connexion Group Limited ("BCX") and Telkom SA SOC Limited ("Telkom") with the imposition of conditions. Read More
Kenyan SACCOS riding on innovation to attract customersAs confidence in mainstream banks remains low due to prohibitive interest rates, customers are embracing Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCO) as an alternative. Read More
FEATURED STORYYoung innovators shine during pitch sessions
Botswana saw an array of upcoming tech wizards selling their ideas during the Vendors’ Day pitch sessions this week.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHHigh tech homes: Just press play
High tech, digital homes where everything is automated and connected aren’t the stuff of science fiction any longer, says BNC Technology.