announced it has increased its Irish team by 30 per cent to service the needs of its expanding customer base as a result of exceptional demand for its advanced internet protocol (IP) platform. This brings to 13 the total complement of Worldspan staff based in Ireland, augmented by over 40 staff from the company’s partners, Calyx, ERC, SITA and Eircom.
In addition to the nearly 300 travel agency outlets in Ireland and Northern Ireland, which already use Worldspan, more agents are converting from other GDSs to Worldspan’s winning partnership approach.
Worldspan provides travel agencies with some of the industry’s leading travel technology and a choice of third-party booking solutions. Its unique partnership approach involves sharing revenue with agents for every booking made. According to Worldspan, the many benefits of its IP platform for agents include:
-ÊÊÊÊÊÊ improved commercial terms,
-ÊÊÊÊ advanced reservation and productivity applications that are easily accessed and automatically updated daily,
-ÊÊÊÊ faster connectivity, either by IP leased line or DSL or other broadband services,
-ÊÊÊÊ the choice of significantly advanced Worldspan Viewdata Select SM search capabilities,
-ÊÊÊÊ low-cost and published carriers’ availability displays all on one screen, and
-ÊÊÊÊ a ‘point and click’ functionality option which reduces the need for training.