Travelport Named as NBTA Europe Strategic Partner
Business services provider Travelport is first strategic partner to sign with the buyer-led business travel and meetings network
NBTA Europe, the largest European buyer-led business travel and meetings network launched in January, today announced a strategic partnership agreement with Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, to support key NBTA Europe initiatives until the end of next year.
Referring to the agreement, Paul Tilstone, Managing Director of NBTA Europe, said, “To have the ongoing commitment of a quality business like Travelport means a great deal to NBTA Europe. Their participation at this strategic level means that we can work towards our long-term goals much faster”.
Speaking on behalf of Travelport, Sandra McLeod, Senior Vice President Global Accounts & Strategic Corporate Development, said, “We fully support what NBTA Europe are setting out to achieve and we recognise the need for a grass-roots, buyer-led initiative such as this in Europe. It is great to be able to contribute towards the network’s aims and activities as we feel this can add real value for buyers and suppliers throughout Europe.”
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Travelport is comprised of:
- the global distribution system (GDS) business that includes the Worldspan and Galileo brands;
- GTA, a leading global, multi-channel provider of hotel and ground services;
- Airline IT Solutions, which hosts mission critical applications and provides business and data analysis solutions for major airlines.
Travelport also owns approximately 48% of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), a leading global online travel company.
Travelport operates in 160 countries, reported 2009 revenues of $2.2 billion and has approximately 5,400 employees. Travelport is a private company owned by The Blackstone Group, One Equity Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures and Travelport management.
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