Thunderbolt Technologies Chooses Worldspan as Travel Technology and Content Provider in New Online Venture
ATLANTA and ORLANDO, Fla., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Thunderbolt Technologies LLC, an online travel solutions provider headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and Worldspan, L.P., the Atlanta-based global travel technology provider, announced today that their new e-commerce agreement will soon come to fruition through the launch of several branded consumer travel Web sites.
ATLANTA and ORLANDO, Fla., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Thunderbolt Technologies LLC, an online travel solutions provider headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and Worldspan, L.P., the Atlanta-based global travel technology provider, announced today that their new e-commerce agreement will soon come to fruition through the launch of several branded consumer travel Web sites. Thunderbolt Technologies selected Worldspan in late 2006 as its partner in providing online distribution technologies and global travel content to its U.S.-based clientele. Thunderbolt´s eTravelStores™ solution serve travel suppliers, distributors and travel agencies seeking to enter the online marketplace.
Thunderbolt Technologies has implemented Worldspan´s industry-leading XML Pro messaging technology to power its newly developed Internet booking and distribution engine (IDBE), marketed as eTravelStores. Worldspan XML Pro channels travel content from the Worldspan global distribution system (GDS) to eTravelStores customer Web sites, and also equips the portals with the travel industry´s most advanced online shopping, booking, transaction processing and e-ticketing tools. Fares and pricing solutions include Worldspan e-Pricing®, the global standard in low-fare shopping technology, Worldspan´s negotiated fares management solutions, and more.
The three-year agreement between Thunderbolt Technologies and Worldspan includes plans for Thunderbolt´s future expansion into India´s growing online travel marketplace.
"Worldspan is the one source that delivers the rich technologies, functionality and content we need to fulfill the needs of our current and future customers in the United States and India," said Mike Bhatt, founder and chief executive officer of Thunderbolt Technologies. "We chose Worldspan for their e-commerce leadership and expertise."
"Thunderbolt Technologies is the latest e-commerce partner to extend its relationship with Worldspan, and we look forward to expanding distribution opportunities for the company and its valued customers," said Jay Rein, Worldspan vice president - e-Commerce.
About Thunderbolt Technologies LLC
Thunderbolt Technologies LLC, a member of the Avista group of companies, is a travel technology solutions provider headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Thunderbolt provides technology tools for management and distribution of travel related products and services. These systems include reservation management, property management, travel related sales management as well as travel consulting and information services. Thunderbolt also provides PayBrokers™ e-Travel Switch, a unique real time transaction and payment management system, which is completely integrated within the eTravelStores solution.