Worldspan Connection to Home&Abroad Gives Agents a Valuable New Destination Planning Application
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Press release date: June 20, 2007
ATLANTA, June 20 - Worldspan travel agents in the United States and Canada are the beneficiaries of a new travel services agreement between Home&Abroad and global travel technology provider Worldspan, L.P. Through a new Web-based interface between the companies' systems, Home&Abroad's robust Trip Planning tool has been introduced to the Worldspan Go!® Resource Center, an advanced Web portal within the Worldspan Go! travel agency desktop system. Worldspan has also redesigned the Go! Resource Center with a new interface and several content presentation enhancements.
After a trip is booked in Worldspan, travel agents are able to use the online link to Home&Abroad's Trip Planning application for value-added customer service. The link connects agents to an expansive portal of products, services, current information and booking tools for more than 85 destinations worldwide, and new cities are added each week. Offerings include sightseeing tours, event tickets, cultural attractions and much more. The tool enables Worldspan agents to enhance client relationships by supplying travelers with select onsite activities in advance of travel. Agents can customize Home&Abroad's Trip Planning tool to their travel agencies, and include personalized introductions and trip notes when sending itinerary ideas to clients.
"Home&Abroad provides a valuable service enhancement tool for agents that is rich in content and easily accessed through the Go! Resource Center," said Kathy Fitzpatrick, Worldspan vice president - North America Sales and Worldwide Travel Supplier Solutions. "Today's travelers are looking for resources that provide both exceptional travel value and utmost personal convenience. This tool will build satisfaction and loyalty among travelers for their Worldspan agents."
"Like Worldspan, we are dedicated to developing tools that will help travel agents, and thereby travelers, create transformative vacation experiences," said Mark Schroeder, Home&Abroad co-founder and chief executive officer. "Home&Abroad is honored to work with Worldspan and its travel agency customers in this exciting new initiative."
A link to the Home&Abroad portal is also offered through Worldspan's My Trip and More online traveler itinerary Web site (mytripandmore.com). The Worldspan Go! Resource Center features a new graphical user interface (GUI), refined content categories and other enhancements. Travel agents use the Web- based portal to shop and book tours, cruises, packaged travel, non-GDS hotels, travel insurance and many other value-added services. A new Product Spotlight, currently featuring Home&Abroad, increases visibility when new suppliers are added, and the Go! Resource Center is newly accessible from the My Links tab on the Go! desktop.
Based in Boulder, Colo., Home&Abroad was formed by a group of Internet veterans who wanted to help travelers quickly plan great travel experiences, at no cost. Home&Abroad continues to deepen and expand the core competency of trip planning by continually introducing new destination planning tools and features, and adding new cities and local resources each month.
About Worldspan, L.P.
Worldspan is a leader in travel technology services for travel suppliers, travel agencies, e-commerce sites and corporations worldwide. Utilizing some of the fastest, most flexible and efficient networks and computing technologies, Worldspan provides comprehensive electronic data services linking thousands of travel suppliers around the world to a global customer base. Worldspan offers industry-leading Fares and Pricing technology such as Worldspan e-Pricing®, hosting solutions and customized travel products. Worldspan enables travel suppliers, distributors and corporations to reduce costs and increase productivity with technology like Worldspan Go!® and Worldspan Trip Manager® XE.
Worldspan is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional information is available at worldspan.com.
CONTACT: Erin Hadaway of Worldspan, +1-770-563-6545, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://mytripandmore.com/ http://worldspan.com/