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ABC Global Services Announces New Director

Published Thursday, July 23, 2015




For Immediate Release

ABC Global Services Hires Claudine Gallagher As Director Of Hotel And Supplier Relations

              New position will strengthen ABC’s industry-leading team of travel service professionals

Boca Raton, Fla., July 23, 2015  — ABC Global Services is pleased to announce the expansion of its supplier relations team with the hiring of Claudine Gallagher as Director of Hotel and Supplier Relations.

Claudine will be responsible for managing both existing supplier relationships as well as the development of new relationships to enhance the valuable services that ABC offers travel professionals. Claudine will be based in ABC’s headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla, and will work alongside Bill Bennett, Director of Hotel and Supplier Relations.

“We are thrilled to have Claudine join our industry-leading team,” said Klayton Killion, ABC Global Services Executive Vice President of Hotel and Supplier Relations. “Her broad range experience will be of tremendous benefit as we strengthen and build relationships with travel industry suppliers that are key in enhancing ABC’s services for travel professionals.”

Claudine joins the ABC team with more than 25 years of experience in sales and supplier relations in the hotel and travel management industry. Most recently, she managed global travel industry sales for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. She also spent nine years in hotel relations with travel management company BCD Travel as well as nine years in on-property sales for Hyatt Hotels. She holds a degree in hotel administration from Georgia State University.

About ABC Global Services

ABC Global Services is a leading supplier of services and technology for travel agencies, advisors and professionals. Founded in 1978, ABC now provides services for nearly 8,000 agency locations of all sizes, covering 76 countries around the world. Through decades of cultivating relationships with hotels and other industry suppliers, ABC offers an ever-growing roster of services, including: the ABC Premier Hotel Program™, featuring more than 33,000 hotels around the world, all commissionable and many with deep discounts off BAR (best available rates); ABC’s hotel booking engine, which aggregates inventory across multiple distribution sources to consolidate rates and commission levels for more than 600,000 hotels globally; ABC Global CommissionPro™, which tracks and reconciles commissions for agents at no charge and chases down commissions that go unpaid longer than 90 days; ABC Global e-Travel Alerts™ which provide agents with critical updates of world events that could lead to travel disruptions; and ABC 24/7™, an around-the-clock call center service.

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