Dan Travel signs on Worldspan

Dan Travel has signed a multi-year travel distribution and technology agreement with Worldspan. Through the new three-year partnership,
Worldspan will support and enhance Dan Travel’s growing online and
traditional travel businesses by providing global travel distribution
services and advanced travel e-commerce technologies.
  The Worldspan global distribution system (GDS) delivers worldwide air,
car rental and hotel content through Dan Travel’s three online portals,
including AllCheapFares.com, JustAirFares.com and TicketBarato.com. The Web
sites serve Dan Travel’s travel agency customers throughout the United
States, as well as online travel buyers in North America. Dan Travel
reservations offices in Bethesda, as well as in Gaithersburg, Maryland and
Manassas, Virginia, also use the Worldspan GDS for travel planning and
management.
  “Through one reliable source, Worldspan provides Dan Travel the
significant value and scope of the GDS, along with the expertise and proven
solutions from the leader in Web-based travel distribution,” said Daniel
Abraham, chief executive officer, Dan Travel, Inc. “This partnership will
greatly enhance the global fares, pricing, availability and service our
customers rely on from Dan Travel.”
  “Worldspan is pleased to partner with Dan Travel in creatively
integrating the right solutions to serve their customers in the most
progressive ways,” said Jay Rein, Worldspan vice president—e-Commerce.
“Advanced distribution, and the most accurate and timely information will
maximize the performance of their Web sites and the productivity of their
reservations agents.”
  Worldspan XML Pro messaging technology creates a real-time interface
between Dan Travel’s Web sites and the Worldspan GDS for state-of-the-art
travel distribution and transaction processing. Complete functionality is
provided for managing air, car and hotel reservations, fares and pricing
functions, PNR creation and much more. Dan Travel also uses Worldspan
SecuRate(R) Air Plus, an industry-leading, Web-based tool that provides Dan
Travel the internal ability to control its vast negotiated fares database
via the Web.
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