A&I Travel Service has renewed its travel distribution and technology agreement with global travel technology provider Worldspan.The five-year agreement extends a successful 20-year partnership, through which the agency will continue to rely solely on the Worldspan GDS and industry-leading solutions.
“We chose to stay with Worldspan for many reasons. They have historically offered the best fares and pricing system, the superior solutions and support we need to remain competitive, and favorable contract terms,” said A&I Travel Service President Rebecca Martin, CTC, CTIE. “Did we evaluate the competition? Yes. We also talked with other industry sources, and even neutral third-party vendors cited Worldspan as having the best fares and pricing in the industry.”
“A&I Travel Service is a valued customer and Worldspan is delighted to support their growth initiatives and talented staff for another five years,” said Kathy Fitzpatrick, Worldspan vice president - North America. “They are a proactive travel management company and a shining example of how agencies can thrive using proven solutions that increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs and deliver optimum value to travelers.”
A&I Travel Service takes advantage of Worldspan’s comprehensive suite of industry-first fares and pricing solutions, including Worldspan Rapid Reprice(R), the travel industry’s powerhouse solution for repricing and reissuing airline tickets when traveler itineraries change. The company also employs the global standard in low-fare shopping technology, Worldspan e-Pricing(R), as well as Worldspan SecuRate(R) Air Plus, an industry leading technology that manages negotiated and private fares via the Web.
Founded in 1953, A&I Travel Service, Inc. is a full-service travel agency specializing in corporate travel management. The company is an affiliate of BCD Travel, the world’s third largest travel management company.