Flashcards in Lecture 1: Introduction Deck (31)
Is a broad-based business services company and a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions to companies operating in the global travel industry.
Travelport also owns approximately 48% of ________, a leading global online travel company.
Travelport is composed of?
Airline IT Solutions
business that includes the Worldspan and Galileo brands
Global distribution system (GDS)
a leading global, multi-channel provider of hotel and ground services
Gullivers Travel Associates (GTA)
which hosts mission critical applications and provides business & data analysis solutions for major airlines.
Airline IT Solutions
have multiple ways of buying travel; either through travel agencies or direct with suppliers.
have the added benefit of utilizing self-booking tools.
Is based upon a large central computer providing travel information and services to travel agencies and airport offices
Computer Reservations System
Is a CRS that serves travel agencies and airlines in both hemispheres
Global Distribution System (GDS)
Give the GDS
(1987, formed by AF, LH, IB, SK)
is only used by travel agencies in Asia. Its headquarter is in Singapore
(1957, for AA)
(1990, formed by DL, NW, TW)
Galileo was founded in ___ as ___introduced _______
Founded in 1971 as UA introduced Apollo CRS
Data center is located where
Regulates airlines world-wide including fares, ticketing, training and safety
IATA governs airline and airport codes
An agent must hold an IATA licence before being allowed to issue tickets
Electronically delivers all fares filed by the airlines to each GDS
Airline Tariff Publishing Company (ATP Co.)
An organization to which a travel agent reports and makes payment for all flights booked through a GDS
Billing/Bank Settlement Plan (BSP)
Galileo was acquired when and by?
Oct. 2001 by Cendant Corporation
Galileo is now known as? since when?
Travelport since April 2006
What is OPTAT and ET?
OPTAT - Off-Premise Transitional Automated Ticket
ET - Electronic Ticket
They govern country and currency codes
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
World’s first point-and-click reservation system
Galileo Core Products
Smartpoint is combination of?
Point-and-Click and Cryptic Environment