Galileo International Secures New Three-Year Agreement With Cyplon Holidays

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Galileo International, Inc.

    LONDON, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Galileo
 International, Inc. (NYSE:   GLC), a leading provider of electronic global
 distribution services for the travel industry, announced today the signing of
 a new three-year agreement with Cyplon Holidays.  For nearly 30 years, Cyplon
 Holidays has been the leading independent tour operator in the UK for holidays
 to the Mediterranean Island of Cyprus.  This new agreement further extends the
 relationship Cyplon and Galileo have enjoyed for the past ten years.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000208/GALILEO )
     Leveraging Galileo's latest technology enhancements, Cyplon connects
 to the Galileo(R) computer reservation system through Galileo's Focalpoint(R)
 3.5 workstation software.  Along with Focalpoint 3.5, which utilises full
 TCP/IP connections, Cyplon travel agents also have access to Galileo's
 application protocol interface (API) product, Inside Access, providing faster
 response times in the delivery of travel information.
     "With the technology landscape for the travel industry changing on a
 daily basis, it is important to work with a company that is a leader in that
 change," said Tasos Anastasi, sales director of Cyplon Holidays.  "Galileo has
 always provided us with superior customer support, technology solutions and
 enhancements, and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship as
 we embrace the technology our customers want to use today."
     "Galileo continues to provide customers such as Cyplon, with products and
 services that ensure effective and efficient assistance in helping them grow
 their businesses," said Galileo's Bryan Conway, director, Sales and Marketing
 for the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia.  "Now with our latest e-enabling
 initiatives, such as Galileo Wireless(TM), ViewTrip(TM) and
 TravelGalileo.com(TM), Galileo is helping its travel agency clients compete
 successfully in the 21st century."
     Cyplon, based in North London, also has a business travel section and a
 wholesale department known as Seatfinders, a leading consolidator for more
 than 23 well-known airlines throughout the world.  Cyplon's business travel
 section has built up over the last 30 years a portfolio of blue chip companies
 and local businesses, to which Cyplon provides business travel account
 services.
     Galileo International is a diversified, global technology leader.  Its
 core business is providing electronic global distribution services for the
 travel industry through its computerized reservation systems, leading-edge
 products and innovative Internet-based solutions.  Galileo is a value-added
 distributor of travel inventory dedicated to supporting its travel agency and
 corporate customers and, through them, expanding traveler choice.  Among
 Galileo's subsidiaries are TRIP.com, an award-winning online travel service
 and technology provider; and Quantitude, which delivers advanced
 telecommunications services and enterprise networking solutions.  Galileo also
 offers secure, flexible and cost-effective managed hosting services.
 Headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, USA, Galileo International has offices
 worldwide and operates a state-of-the-art data center in Greenwood Village,
 Colo., USA.  Visit www.galileo.com .
 
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    LONDON, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Galileo
 International, Inc. (NYSE:   GLC), a leading provider of electronic global
 distribution services for the travel industry, announced today the signing of
 a new three-year agreement with Cyplon Holidays.  For nearly 30 years, Cyplon
 Holidays has been the leading independent tour operator in the UK for holidays
 to the Mediterranean Island of Cyprus.  This new agreement further extends the
 relationship Cyplon and Galileo have enjoyed for the past ten years.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000208/GALILEO )
     Leveraging Galileo's latest technology enhancements, Cyplon connects
 to the Galileo(R) computer reservation system through Galileo's Focalpoint(R)
 3.5 workstation software.  Along with Focalpoint 3.5, which utilises full
 TCP/IP connections, Cyplon travel agents also have access to Galileo's
 application protocol interface (API) product, Inside Access, providing faster
 response times in the delivery of travel information.
     "With the technology landscape for the travel industry changing on a
 daily basis, it is important to work with a company that is a leader in that
 change," said Tasos Anastasi, sales director of Cyplon Holidays.  "Galileo has
 always provided us with superior customer support, technology solutions and
 enhancements, and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship as
 we embrace the technology our customers want to use today."
     "Galileo continues to provide customers such as Cyplon, with products and
 services that ensure effective and efficient assistance in helping them grow
 their businesses," said Galileo's Bryan Conway, director, Sales and Marketing
 for the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia.  "Now with our latest e-enabling
 initiatives, such as Galileo Wireless(TM), ViewTrip(TM) and
 TravelGalileo.com(TM), Galileo is helping its travel agency clients compete
 successfully in the 21st century."
     Cyplon, based in North London, also has a business travel section and a
 wholesale department known as Seatfinders, a leading consolidator for more
 than 23 well-known airlines throughout the world.  Cyplon's business travel
 section has built up over the last 30 years a portfolio of blue chip companies
 and local businesses, to which Cyplon provides business travel account
 services.
     Galileo International is a diversified, global technology leader.  Its
 core business is providing electronic global distribution services for the
 travel industry through its computerized reservation systems, leading-edge
 products and innovative Internet-based solutions.  Galileo is a value-added
 distributor of travel inventory dedicated to supporting its travel agency and
 corporate customers and, through them, expanding traveler choice.  Among
 Galileo's subsidiaries are TRIP.com, an award-winning online travel service
 and technology provider; and Quantitude, which delivers advanced
 telecommunications services and enterprise networking solutions.  Galileo also
 offers secure, flexible and cost-effective managed hosting services.
 Headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, USA, Galileo International has offices
 worldwide and operates a state-of-the-art data center in Greenwood Village,
 Colo., USA.  Visit www.galileo.com .
 
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