Worldspan has expanded the selection of airfares available to government and affiliated organizations through its online self-booking tool, Worldspan Trip Manager XE. Government travelers in the
United States, and Worldspan travel agencies that manage their business
travel, have gained access to negotiated state government fares, directly
through Trip Manager XE shopping and availability displays.
The fare enhancement is beneficial for Worldspan travel agency clients
who qualify for state government rates, including divisions of state
government and allied organizations, such as higher learning institutions.
Government fares are integrated with the lowest available published
airfares in the Trip Manager XE shopping display, providing travelers all
available low-fare options for a requested market. For instant
identification, a special indicator in the display distinguishes government
fares from other fares.
“Worldspan continues to introduce more efficient ways for government
organizations to plan and manage travel,” said Cheryl Weldon, CTC,
Worldspan vice president - Major Accounts. “Airlines and state governments
work in concert to provide special rates, and we are pleased to turn Trip
Manager XE into a convenient online conduit for those fares.”
Worldspan Trip Manager XE is a leading online self-booking solution in
use by government organizations, corporations and their travelers
worldwide. Travelers can book trips online in less than four minutes using
the same shopping, booking and ticketing tools employed by several of the
largest travel Web sites. Global travel content is supplied in real-time
via the Worldspan global distribution system (GDS). Users have access to
many industry-leading fares and pricing tools, including Worldspan
e-Pricing(R), the global standard in low-fare shopping technology, and
Worldspan Rapid Reprice(R), the most advanced solution for repricing
airline tickets when traveler itineraries change.