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Travelport renews agreement with leading agency CWT Kenya

Renewed travel agency agreement highlights Travelport’s growing footprint in East Africa.

NAIROBI, KENYA – Travelport, a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions and data to the global travel industry, has announced the renewal of its agreement with Bunson Travel Service Ltd, trading as CWT Kenya, one of the country’s leading travel management companies.

Under the multi-year agreement, which came into effect 1st September 2014, CWT Kenya will continue to be able to access industry-leading technology and book extensive travel content offered through Travelport’s innovative Travel Commerce Platform.

“As our business goes from strength to strength in Kenya, it was critical that we chose a technology provider who was able to support us during this exciting period of growth and we are delighted to have selected Travelport once again,” commented Julie Dabaly Scott, Managing Director at CWT Kenya. “Throughout the relationship, we have been impressed with the breadth of travel content Travelport has to offer through its innovative platform and we’re looking forward to continuing to utilize it to help advance our business in the next stage of its development.”

Rabih Saab, President and Managing Director, Africa, Middle East and South Asia at Travelport, commented: “We are delighted that CWT Kenya has once again selected Travelport as its technology partner and I’m confident that our global travel content and industry expertise will assist them in taking their business to the next level. This latest renewal highlights our growing footprint in Kenya and across Africa more widely as the regional travel industry continues to perform strongly.”

Since 1997, Galileo, a Travelport global distribution system (GDS), has grown as the leading GDS in East Africa and was previously distributed in Kenya by Kenya Airways, the country’s national carrier.