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.
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