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         Galileo Named ‘Best GDS’ Asia For Second Year Running
Galileo, part of Travelport GDS, scoops up Travelweekly’s coveted ‘Best GDS Asia’ award


Singapore, 18 July 2008 – Galileo, part of Travelport GDS, one of the world’s leading
global distribution system (GDS) providers, has been awarded “Best GDS Asia” for the
second consecutive year at Travelweekly Asia’s 2008 Industry Awards. Held on 17 July at
the Marriott Hotel in Singapore, the awards ceremony recognised Galileo as the leading
GDS technology provider in the booming Asian travel sector.


Mr Simon Nowroz, managing director of Travelport GDS, Asia commented, “My thanks go
to our agency, TMC and supplier customers for their loyal support. This award confirms
our position in Asia as the GDS of choice, and our dedication to providing outstanding
product innovation and first class customer service.”


He continued, “In the APAC region, Galileo has also recently been named finalist in the
Best Agency Support Service category at AFTA’s National Travel Industry Awards,
Australia as well as receiving the Best e-Tour Solution Award from Seoul Tourism.”


The judges commended Travelport GDS for delivering innovative, world class solutions that
have enabled its customers to stay competitive in the rapidly expanding Asia Pacific region.
Travelport GDS’ developments this year have included signing full content agreements with
Nok Air, Lufthansa and SWISS airlines as well as acquiring software assets from G2
SwitchWorks Corp. for the development of the industry’s first comprehensive, fully-
integrated desktop solution due to be released in 2009.


                                         – ENDS –
Note to Editors
Awards received by Travelport GDS brands Galileo and Worldspan in 2006-2008:

Galileo by Travelport Awards 2006-2008
 Winner of Best Reservations System – Travel Weekly Globe Awards 2006
 Winner of Best Air/Hotel/Shopping Booking System – Travelmole Technology Awards 2006
 Winner of Best Technology Provider award – British Travel Award 2006
 Galileo Ireland wins Best GDS & Best Agency Support / Training – ITTN Awards 2007
 Gold Award Winner for Best Technology Provider – Buying Business Travel Diamond Awards 2007
 Winner of Canada’s Favourite GDS award for the fifth time in six years – Canadian agents Choice Awards
    2007
 Winner of the Best GDS category – Travel Weekly Asia travel industry awards, 2007
 Winner of Best Agency Support Service – Australian Federation of Travel Agents’ 2007 Industry Awards
 Winner Best Technology Provider – Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards 2008
 Nominated for Diamond Award as Best Technology Provider – Buying Business Travel Awards 2008
 Nominated for Best Technology Provider award – British Travel Awards 2008
 Winner of the Best GDS category – Travel Weekly Asia travel industry awards, 2008
 Winner of Canada’s Favourite GDS award for the sixth time in six years – Canadian agents Choice
    Awards 2008

Worldspan by Travelport Awards 2006-2008
 Winner of Information Week 2006, USA’s most innovative users in information technology
 Winner of Georgia Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2006, ranking Worldspan amongst the 50 fastest growing
   technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in USA
 Winner of Stevie Award for Best Product Development Organisation – American Business Awards 2007
 Worldspan ranked 76 on the 2007 Information Week 500. The ranking elevates Worldspan’s 2006
   standing from 128 on the list, moving the company into the top 100 and representing the only GDS
   company to achieve such a position this year
 Winner of Best GDS – Irish Travel Awards 2007
 Winner of Star Award for Best Technology Supplier Award – Travel Bulletin Awards 2007
 Winner of Best Global Distribution System– Irish Travel Trade News (ITTN) Awards 2008

About Travelport GDS
Travelport GDS is one of the world’s largest global distribution system (GDS) providers operating both the
Galileo and the Worldspan brands, providing real-time travel information and booking capabilities to online
and offline travel agencies in over 145 countries. It also operates Business Intelligence which provides data
and critical analysis to the industry, and includes its Shepherd Systems subsidiary; and IT Services &
Software, which offers mission critical reservations, related software and services management to the world’s
leading airlines. Travelport GDS is a convergence of traditional and online travel distribution services that
empower airlines, travel suppliers, travel agencies, Web sites and corporations to provide informed choice to
travelers on a global platform. Travelport GDS is a division of Travelport, one of the world’s largest service
providers to the travel industry. More information is available at www.travelportgds.com.

For More Information

Michelle Larmer         Double Edge PR +61 2 9957 1352 michelle@doubleedge.com.au

Kate Aldridge           Travelport GDS Director, Corporate Communications EMEA and APAC
                        +44 (0)1753 288720 kate.aldridge@travelport.com

				
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