Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Alitalia and Travelport Renew Agreement

Travelport and Alitalia jointly announced the renewal of their global, full-content agreement for Galileo and Worldspan-connected travel agencies. The new multi-year deal ensures that all travel agents connected to Travelport’s GDS platforms are guaranteed access to the full fares and inventory of Alitalia, including its online fares.

“As one of Europe’s leading airlines, Alitalia is an important and longstanding partner for Travelport and we are delighted to have secured their full content for all our travel agency users worldwide,” said Robin Ranken, Travelport’s head of supplier for Europe.

Marco Sansavini, Alitalia’s executive vice president of sales, distribution and customer care said: “The extensive distribution network that Travelport offers through its Galileo and Worldspan platforms, and the fact that they are the GDS of choice amongst travel agents in Italy, gives us very valuable access to the travel industry and strengthens our cooperation with the travel agency network which is an essential part of our distribution strategy.”

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Rome never goes out of style

ROME — On the centuries-old cobblestone streets, in the busy cafes, in church pews, Rome is much more inviting than people imagine. And any love you show to the Eternal City will be paid back tenfold.

Romans say you’d need more than a lifetime to fully discover their city, and that’s its charm — with so much to see it’s impossible to get bored. As a comparison, there’s definitely more to see here than in Paris.

Everywhere you look there’s a swirling mix of styles from every conceivable era. At any given time you can find a 2,000-year-old Roman temple supported by huge white columns, and around every corner there will likely be a church where you can admire frescoes from the Middle Ages that are not listed in guide books; then it’s off to a trattoria to savour the best spaghetti carbonara you’ve ever tasted.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Trieste, Italy

TRIESTE, Italy (Reuters Life!) - Got 48 hours to explore the central European melting pot which is the Italian port city of Trieste?

A Reuters correspondent with local knowledge helps visitors to get the most out of a visit to the city that only became definitively part of Italy in 1954 and where James Joyce wrote part of "Ulysses."


8 p.m. - Drive down past cliffs and trees into the city of 200,000 people, a northeastern outpost of Italy with the Slovenian and Croatian borders not far away.

Drive past the rail station and just beyond the city center to L'Albero Nascosto. The small homely hotel, not from the seafront, boasts large rooms and breakfasts of cheese, bread and jams.

Saturday, June 6, 2009



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