Travel Agency Offerings are Enhanced with Economical New Worldspan Trip Manager® XE for Small Business


MIAMI, May 7 / -- Worldspan travel agencies needing a powerful online travel management tool for small business clients can add the newly released Worldspan Trip Manager XE for Small Business to their product portfolios. The advanced, Web-based self-booking tool from global travel technology provider Worldspan, L.P. is a state-of-the-art adaptation of its parent technology, Worldspan Trip Manager XE, a leading online corporate travel management solution. Worldspan Trip Manager XE for Small Business is built to reduce and control a company's travel-related costs, and is suited to meet the unique travel management needs of small companies and their partner Worldspan travel agencies. It is currently available in the United States. The announcement was made at the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) Global Education Conference under way here today.

"Small businesses need access to the same travel content and competitive supplier rates, online convenience, and powerful shopping and booking tools available in comprehensive travel management systems," said Kathy Fitzpatrick, Worldspan vice president - North America Sales. "Understanding the travel needs of small businesses, Worldspan packaged the best features of Trip Manager XE into a robust tool that is simple and more cost-efficient for a travel agency's smaller clients to adopt and use."

Trip Manager XE for Small Business offers a real-time interface to Worldspan's global travel database. Travelers have access to the lowest available published, Web and low-cost carrier fares from hundreds of airlines worldwide, as well as global hotel and car rental content. Travelers plan, book and manage travel through a simple online interface using the latest navigation, shopping, pricing and booking tools employed by leading travel Web sites. Worldspan's renowned global fares and pricing system ensures travelers receive the most comprehensive and accurate fare data, rules and transaction processing capabilities. Small businesses also have access to the most advanced low-fare shopping capabilities through the tool's integration with Worldspan e-Pricing® .

Agencies and their clients that use Trip Manager XE for Small Business gain substantial benefits from Worldspan's global e-commerce leadership, with access to many industry-first technologies for global low-fare search, fares and pricing, and electronic ticketing.

Worldspan Trip Manager XE technology has been in use by corporations worldwide for more than a decade. It is one of the travel industry's most highly developed, Web-based corporate travel management solutions.

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 http://worldspan.com/.

Source: Worldspan, L.P.

CONTACT: Erin Hadaway of Worldspan, L.P., +1-770-563-6545, erin.hadaway@worldspan.com

Web site: http://worldspan.com/

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