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Here's a recap of items about Travelport that were recently in the news.

Travelport Named the Best GDS in Asia Pacific

Travelport has been named "Best GDS" in the Asia Pacific region, receiving the coveted Travel Supplier Award at the 20th Annual TTG Travel Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner held in September. The Awards were voted by TTG readers over a two month period from 8 June to 7 August 2009.

"It is an honor to receive this Award because it is an industry endorsement of our technology and innovation, and reflects our commitment to meeting the needs of agents across the region. Over the past 12 months we have been focused on assisting our customers in improving efficiencies, boosting productivity and driving revenues," said Simon Nowroz, President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Travelport GDS.

Apple Vacations Completes Successful Conversion to Travelport

Recently Apple Vacations, the largest tour operator in North America, completed its full conversion from Sabre to Travelport for its Worldspan system. Through the five-year agreement, Travelport's Worldspan platform has become Apple Vacations preferred GDS, providing access to traditional air, rail and hotel content as well as the added ability to book low cost air content.

Jeff Mullen, executive vice president, Apple Vacations, commented, "We made the conversion to Travelport for many reasons but chief among these is that the Travelport team invested considerable time in analyzing our business and consulting with us beforehand and during, to ensure they understood our goals and challenges. Travelport has definitely delivered functionality and advanced technology that we simply did not have previously, that enables our agents to increase productivity and efficiency."

Added Mullen from Apple Vacations, "For example, we've seen a huge decrease in the number of entries it takes our agents to search and find the best itinerary and pricing options, going on average from eight entries now down to just one. We are very pleased with how Travelport handled the conversion – they've been very responsive and it has been very smooth and an astounding success."

Travelport GDS Named to InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators

Global travel technology provider Travelport GDS achieved the rank of 11 on the 2009 InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology.

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, now in its 21st year, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as they spotlight the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.



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