Worldspan, the leader in global travel technology, is celebrating after being voted Best Reservation System by
readers of leading UK travel newspaper, Travel Weekly.
The award was presented at the annual Travel Weekly Globe Awards, a premier awards event for the British travel industry.
“Everyone at Worldspan shares a genuine sense of pride and accomplishment upon winning this distinguished award,” commented Paul J. Blackney, president and chief executive officer for Worldspan. “Not only does this award
recognize all the hard work and dedication put in by every Worldspan employee
around the globe, it also represents another milestone as we strengthen our position as the global market leader in e-commerce for the travel industry.”
Senior Worldspan executives from the UK were on hand for the awards ceremony, held January 17 at the Grosvenor House, London. Tim Wright, staff vice president - E-Commerce for Worldspan, was presented with the award-a
golden globe held aloft by a reclining goddess-by UK television personality
Mary Nightingale. Worldspan was nominated along with three other global
distribution systems: Sabre, Amadeus and Galileo.
In addition to providing travel data and booking capabilities to nearly
21,000 travel agencies worldwide, Worldspan stands as the booking engine of
choice for leading e-commerce companies, including Priceline, Expedia,
Deckchair, Travel Select, Thomas Cook, Thomson Skydeals, E-Bookers, Dream
Ticket, Travelbug, and many more. Worldspan`s travel booking technology also
supports Web portals such as Lycos, Yahoo and LastMinute.com.
Worldspan provides global electronic distribution of travel information,
Internet products and connectivity, and electronic commerce capabilities for
travel agencies, travel service providers and corporations worldwide. The
company`s three lines of business are travel supplier services, e-commerce,
and global distribution systems for the worldwide travel industry.
The Worldspan reservations system provides nearly 21,000 travel agencies and other
users worldwide with travel data and booking capabilities for hundreds of the world`s leading travel supplier services.
Worldspan is the market leader in e-commerce for the travel industry, processing more than 50 percent of all
online travel bookings. The company maintains world headquarters in Atlanta,
Georgia. Worldspan is owned by affiliates of Delta Air Lines, Inc., Northwest Airlines and Trans World Airlines.