Worldspan forms Spanish link

Spainexperience and Worldspan are signing a three-year agreement giving Spainexperience and its member
travel agencies throughout Spain access to the Worldspan global
distribution system (GDS). In addition to subscribing to the Worldspan GDS
for travel planning and procurement, the consortia will also take advantage
of Worldspan e-Pricing(R), the travel industry’s most advanced technology
for shopping and booking low fares among the world’s airlines.
  “Worldspan offers unique advantages to travel agencies that will
provide our members with opportunities to become more competitive and grow
their businesses,” said Fernando Canizares, chief executive officer of
Spainexperience. “Unlike other GDSs, Worldspan does not compete with travel
agencies as a travel retailer. By being a true partner and offering the
latest technologies, Worldspan is a great fit for Spainexperience.”
  “We are keenly focused on introducing advanced solutions to travel
agencies in Spain and providing the dedicated service and support they
expect from a key technology provider,” said Peter Cacioppo, Worldspan
sales director - EMEA. “We welcome Spainexperience as our newest customer
in the region and look forward to serving the evolving technology
requirements of this thriving consortia in the years to come.”
  Spainexperience and its members gain access to the inventories,
reservations, booking and ticketing capabilities of hundreds of travel
suppliers worldwide using Worldspan Go!(R), the first browser-based system
built exclusively for travel agencies. Go! integrates the scope and
strengths of the Worldspan GDS with the latest technologies and Web
solutions, and places them all on the travel agent’s desktop for fast,
convenient access.
  Worldspan e-Pricing, introduced in Spain earlier this year, is an
industry-leading shopping technology with the power to search millions of
fares and hundreds of thousands of itinerary options to find the lowest
available airfares for travelers. An average of 11.5 million e-Pricing
queries are processed each day on behalf of Worldspan-connected travel
retailers worldwide.