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New portal for travel agents

June 10 - Travelport has launched a leisure portal for travel agents, it was learnt yesterday.
Known as Travelport Leisure, the portal is a newer version of the former Galileo Leisure portal launched in 2005. The portal includes new hotel, hostel, B&B and vehicle information and the option of adding localised content with respect to a particular country. The portal is free to use for all travel agents.
 

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