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NEWS RELEASE - 29th Jan 2013
Travelport enters into partnership with one of the world's largest online travel training companies
New reseller agreement makes the latest online GDS courses more accessible to both the travel trade and general public
Langley, United Kingdom: 29 January, 2013 - Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces a significant new reseller partnership with OTT Group Ltd (OTT) that will see one of the world's largest resources for online travel training become an official retailer of Travelport's latest GDS training modules.
This agreement with Travelport Academy, Travelport's recently launched online travel training portal, will enable OTT, who currently have 70,000+ registered members, provide up-to-date and relevant training on Travelport's core GDS systems to both travel industry professionals as well as members of the general public who may be interested in starting a new career in the travel industry.
"We are thrilled to be working in close collaboration with Travelport to offer their latest GDS training to both existing and new members across the globe," said Bruce Martin, Operations Director for OTT. "We're confident that it's the most up to date GDS training available online, as much of what is currently available online is out of date and based on technology that has moved on. Through the Travelport Academy programme, modules of differing levels are on offer meaning there's something to suit both industry professionals wishing to brush up on their skills as well as beginner modules for those wishing to start a new career in travel."
Commenting on the agreement, Joanna Owen, Senior Director, Head of Customer Experience, for Travelport said: "We know there is growing demand for more online, self-paced GDS training and the Online Travel Training Group has a superb track record of retailing such courses. By teaming up with Travelport Academy, OTT now has the opportunity to retail the most up-to-date GDS training modules to existing and future travel agents across the globe. I am confident that this will be a strong partnership between our two organisations."
Gordon Wilson, President and CEO, Travelport & Bruce Martin, Operations Director, OTT
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