New Web Tool Enables One-Click Pricing for Customized Around-the-World

PHOCUSWRIGHT EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE, November 14, 2000 AirTreks(TM), the leader in multi-stop international travel technology and services, today announced version 3.0 of its flagship TripPlanner (TM), a super-powered Web tool that enables travel agents and consumers to create customized Around-the-World and multi-stop international air itineraries and get instant prices with one click of their mouse.
As the market for multi-stop international travel continues to expand, TripPlanner 3.0 effectively puts an automated international rate desk at the fingertips of travel agencies and Web surfers everywhere. Version 3.0 represents a huge technological breakthrough in the automation of multi-stop international airfare construction and pricing?a traditionally complex, manual and time-consuming process carried out by select rate desks and international airfare experts.
?We?ve developed the most sophisticated multi-stop international airfare construction technology available today,? said AirTreks president and CEO Jim Pilaar. ?This new version of TripPlanner empowers travel agencies and Web surfers to create customized international itineraries?with a virtually unlimited number of destinations and get instant prices.?
Cutting Edge ?Intelligent? Technology - The TripPlanner engine builds on the advanced knowledge-base design model and sophisticated Java technology that AirTreks has been using for years to effectively replicate the manual process of constructing and pricing complex itineraries. With TripPlanner 3.0, users can now create an itinerary with a virtually unlimited number of destinations, get instant prices with one click of their mouse, and find exactly the trip that suits their unique needs and specific budget.
TripPlanner 3.0 uses an expert-systems approach to airfare construction. For any given destination list, TripPlanner searches through millions of possible routings, fares, and itineraries and instantly calculates the most efficient combinations. TripPlanner also has the intelligence to suggest alternate routings and additional destinations that can add value to a trip.
Serves a Rapidly Expanding Market - Today, both leisure and business travelers have complex requirements and a global perspective. More and more, point-to-point and round-trip itineraries are not meeting travelers? needs. With TripPlanner, AirTreks recognizes that the future of international travel is multi-stop international travel.
Combined with AirTreks? Global Sourcing (TM) strategy for airfares, its staff of expert Travel Counselors, and its attractive value-added services, TripPlanner truly offers and end-to-end solution for planning, pricing and booking multi-stop international air tickets and serving travelers before, during and after their trips.
Built With Partnerships in Mind - For online travel services and Web sites that wish to offer this high-quality service to their users and clients, AirTreks offers co-branded and private-labeled versions of TripPlanner and attractive revenue-sharing arrangements.
For travel agencies and agents, AirTreks provides a special version of TripPlanner that offers wholesale prices and lets you set your own margin. Please contact the AirTreks Business Development department about accessing the AirTreks Travel Agent Program.
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