Air Botswana inks deal with Travelport
BUSINESSBy BiztechAfrica - 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
Mustek, Huawei International Pte. Ltd. in $51 million project for Zambia Railway LimitedMustek Limited has announced its contract to supply and deliver over $12 million worth of Huawei’s ‘Signalling and Telecommunications’ equipment to a consortium upgrading Zambia Railway Limited. Read More
Senanu named AccessKenya deputy CEOAccessKenya Group has appointed Kris Senanu as its new Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Read More
Twinpine showcased at MWC14Nigeria’s Twinpine Mobile Advertising Network showcased its technological capacity at the MWC14. Read More
Strong growth for mobile printer marketThe global mobile/portable printer market will reach USD11.87 billion by 2018, says TechSci Research. Read More
Worldwide tablet sales up 68%Worldwide sales of tablets to end users reached 195.4 million units in 2013, a 68 per cent increase on 2012, according to Gartner. Read More
IHS secures US$490m to fund African expansionIHS Holding Ltd. has secured US$490 million of equity and debt in its latest financing round. Read More
PIVOT East partners with Tech Hubs for 2014 startup competitionThe organisers of PIVOT East, one of the most prestigious mobile startup competitions and conferences in East Africa, have announced a partnership with Tech Hubs across the region for 2014. Read More
Top ten named in Google Africa Connected contestThe ten finalists have been named in Google’s Africa Connected competition. Read More
VMware completes acquisition of AirWatchVMware, the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, has completed its acquisition of AirWatch, the leading provider of enterprise mobile management and security solutions. Read More
FEATURED STORYMACRA demystifies spectrum management
Malawi's regulator explains the issues around spectrum allocation. Gregory Gondwe reports.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHYouthConnekt launches Mobile Apps for Human Development Challenge in Rwanda
Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth and ICT and the UNDP, in close collaboration with Motorola Solutions, will power a Mobile App Challenge that will be implemented by YouthConnekt.