Worldspan Launches Newly Enhanced Trip Manager XE

22nd Jul 2004

has announced it is
introducing the next evolution in corporate travel technology with
Worldspan Trip Manager(R) XE, a more powerful, highly advanced strategic
tool for complete travel management. The eXpanded Edition of this proven
solution has been reengineered with enhanced capabilities, increased
efficiencies and a new graphical user interface to ensure businesses
achieve their full cost savings potential. Trip Manager XE offers the
innovative advantages of Worldspan’s global distribution system (GDS),
leading Fares and Pricing technology, advanced searching functions,
complete systems integration and more.

“Worldspan is once again delivering to our customers improved management
of their corporate travel programs through the latest and most advanced
technology of Trip Manager XE,” said Mike Parks, senior vice president and
general manager—Worldwide Travel Distribution for Worldspan. “Only Trip
Manager XE offers the self-service benefits and cost savings ability of
Worldspan Rapid Reprice(R), which, coupled with the advanced .NET platform
and more efficient graphical user interface, greatly enhances a company’s
capacity to increase traveler satisfaction and reduce total travel costs
by up to 20 percent annually.”

Corporations deploying Trip Manager XE will experience the strength and
accuracy of Worldspan’s Fares and Pricing technology. No other corporate
travel product integrates Worldspan Rapid Reprice, the travel industry’s
first and most comprehensive solution that places the power of
automatically repricing a ticket directly in the hands of the traveler. In
addition, Trip Manager XE customers continue to enjoy the benefits of
Worldspan Power Shopper(R) and Worldspan Power Pricing(R), renowned
low-fare search technologies, and Worldspan SecuRate(R) Air Plus, an
exclusive Web-based tool for managing negotiated fares.

Worldspan has harnessed the power of the latest technology by moving Trip
Manager XE to the .NET platform, which enables corporations to
transparently integrate this end-to-end, self-booking travel management
solution with existing business systems via the Internet. Trip Manager XE
interoperates with any procurement system, technology platform and
operating system, and all programming languages and devices using XML Web

All of these advancements are easily accessible and manageable through a
completely redesigned, easy-to-navigate graphical user interface,
intuitive functionality and more flexibility as travelers make and change
their travel arrangements. Trip Manager XE customers also continue to
benefit from Worldspan’s highly attentive and personalized customer
service to develop successful adoption programs.


Delegates attending the 36th Annual National Business Travel Association
(NBTA) Trade Show and Convention, August 2-4 in Orlando, Florida, will be
the first to experience the power of the newly enhanced Worldspan Trip
Manager XE.


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