Travelport has been recognized at the World Travel Market and the British Travel Awards for achievements in the travel industry; winning five prestigious awards last week.

The first two awards, for achievements in travel technology, were presented at the World Travel Market. Galileo, Travelport's leading global distribution system (GDS), was recognized as the best air/hotel/shopping/booking system while its sister company, Octopus, was awarded the accolade of best hotel online reservation system.

Travelport went on to collect three more awards for its cabinet at the distinguished British Travel Awards, voted for by the UK travel trade. At this ceremony, which took place on the final night of the World Travel Market, Galileo beat out the other GDSs to collect the award for best travel technology provider. GTA, Travelport's leading travel wholesaler, won best UK coach operator and Octopus won a further award for best accommodation only provider.

"We are honored to receive these awards which bring further credibility to Travelport's leading edge position in technology, customer focus and service excellence. My praise goes to all the staff who have made winning these awards possible," said Jeff Clarke, president and chief executive officer for Travelport.