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Worldspan Connection to Home&Abroad Gives Agents a Valuable New Destination Planning Application

06/22/2007| 5:23:00 PM| 中文

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.

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."

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.
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