Worldspan has introduced a visually rich enhancement to its Worldspan Go! Car Booking tool for travel agencies. (2/7/2007)
According to the travel technology provider, four-colour images of available vehicle types, provided by car rental suppliers, can be instantly displayed by travel agents worldwide through the browser-based desktop tool. Access to vehicle images boosts the shopping experience by lending travel agents a colourful, visual aide during the vehicle selection process.
Nearly 3,000 images are available for view at the agent’s request, and the collection is growing rapidly to present any car type requested, stated the company.
The number of participating car rental companies is expanding as well, with images currently available from major suppliers, including Ace Rent A Car, Advantage Rent A Car, Alamo Rent A Car, Avis Rent A Car, Budget Rent A Car, Europcar, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Hertz Rent A Car and National Car Rental, stated Worldspan.
“The infusion of images into our Go! Car Booking Tool is an example of Worldspan’s continued investments in media-rich, interactive solutions that simplify shopping and booking for travel agencies," said Sue Powers, Worldspan CIO and senior vice president - Worldwide Product Solutions.
“We are focused on delivering efficient, highly intuitive desktop tools, and enriching them with new features and capabilities,” added Powers.
Through Worldspan Go! Car Booking tool, vehicle searches and bookings are completed using point-and-click and mouse-over functionality, interactive links, pop-up calendars, dialog boxes and more. The tool was introduced in 2006.
The vehicle images enhancement complements Worldspan’s recent adoption of the Association of Car Rental Industry Systems Standards (ACRISS) Car Classification System.