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Travelport GDS Announces Launch of Travelport Cruise & Tour


Industry Leading Web-Based Leisure Shopping and Booking Tool Available to Galileo- and Worldspan-Connected Agencies in USA

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Dec 06, 2007

LANGLEY, England (TVLW) - Travelport GDS, one of the world's largest global distribution system (GDS) providers, today announced the launch of Travelport Cruise & Tour, a Web-based leisure shopping and booking system based on the proven, industry leading technology of Revelex. Travelport Cruise & Tour is available to all Galileo and Worldspan-connected agencies in the United States.

"Travelport Cruise & Tour leverages Revelex's renowned shopping and booking capabilities with direct-connect technology to offer our Travelport GDS customers a best-in-class tool to manage their leisure business," said Kathy Fitzpatrick, Travelport GDS, Americas. "This enables customers to simultaneously shop across major cruise lines and packaged vacation suppliers for real-time availability and pricing -- and book with confidence knowing they have secured the best available rates."

Enrolled agencies will enjoy the following advanced features making searching and booking cruise and vacation packages easier than ever:

-- Powerful Web-based applications and functionalities allowing travel
agents to search and book cruises and vacations from a single screen
-- Friendly Web-based interface available to agents around the clock
-- Powerful shopping capabilities - returns results from multiple vendors
in a single display
-- Back-office compatibility - automatically creates PNR upon booking
-- Large image database - deck plans, ship maps, destination photos and
more
-- Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Capabilities - including
quotations that can be emailed to the customer
-- Clientbase Live Connect - ability to book via Clientbase Live Connect
and import booked reservation back into Clientbase when completed

In addition, Travelport Cruise & Tour improves efficiency and creates new revenue generating opportunities with benefits that include:

-- Great supplier rates in a one-stop shop - including specials, past
passenger and negotiated rates
-- Easy access for remote employees (only need an Internet connection)
-- Accelerates sales process with quick quotations that can be emailed to
customers
-- Reduces costs associated with phone usage (on hold with suppliers)
-- Eliminates redundant data entry
-- All agency commissions apply, including consortia affiliation and
applicable incentives.

"Our goal is to provide Travelport GDS agents with the tools they need to be the most effective merchandisers of leisure travel, while maintaining a high level of efficiency for the agency," added Fitzpatrick. "Travelport Cruise & Tour provides our Galileo- and Worldspan-connected agents with the functionality and technology needed to be successful in servicing cruise and tour customers."

Revelex Corporation is a leading provider of travel technology solutions that enable vendors and agencies of all sizes to effectively market and sell leisure travel both online and offline.

For more information, Galileo and Worldspan customers can visit: http://www.travelportcruiseandtour.com

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Industry Leading Web-Based Leisure Shopping and Booking Tool Available to Galileo- and Worldspan-Connected Agencies in USA



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