DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – Travelport, a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, and Karibu – one of Tanzania’s premier travel companies, formerly known as Waljis Travel Bureau and Karibu Holidays – have announced the continuation of their successful 15-year business relationship with the signing of a multi-year renewal contract.
The new deal will see Travelport continue to provide Karibu – which has been serving the travelling public in east Africa for the past 50 years – with its expertise and top of the range technology products and solutions including Smartpoint, Travelport Mobile Agent, Agentivity and eTravel Back office system.
“Travelport has consistently provided us with an outstanding service and products over the past 15 years,” said Mohamed Sumar, Chief Executive Officer of Karibu. “As we celebrate 50 years of serving the travelling public, we have recently announced the launch of a rebranded Waljis Travel Bureau and Karibu Holidays under our flagship brand – Karibu. I am confident that Travelport’s technology and expertise will continue to support us in delivering the best possible service to our customers and ensure that we remain at the cutting edge of the industry.”
“Travelport has enjoyed a very successful relationship with Waljis Travel Bureau for more than 15 years and we now look forward to supporting their continued growth and success under the new Karibu brand,” said Mark Meehan, Managing Director for Africa, Travelport. “The new contract reinforces our ongoing investments in east Africa as a strategic priority region and we share Karibu’s ambition of providing the best possible travel content and technology to customers across east Africa and beyond."
Photo caption: Mark Meehan, Managing Director for Africa, Travelport.