Worldspan Wins Hong Kong Market Share

Worldspan today announced a long-term agreement that enables the immediate transition of travel agencies affiliated with TicTas System Automation Ltd. to the Worldspan global distribution system.  When the agreement is fully implemented, Worldspan will provide products and services to all TicTas-affiliated locations in Hong Kong and Macau, representing approximately 20 percent market share in the region.


Michael Parks
SVP & General Manager - Worldspan

The agreement establishes a strategic partnership for Worldspan
and TicTas, which provides travel technology, connectivity, training and back-office support to its 270 affiliated travel agencies. TicTas will become Worldspan’s largest distribution partner in Asia. 


“We are excited to be working with TicTas and its managing director Mr. Sunil Nanda to expand Worldspan services within Asia,” commented Mike Parks
, senior vice president and general manager - Worldwide Travel Distribution for Worldspan. “Our new partnership with TicTas provides Worldspan with a significant presence in Hong Kong and Macau and strengthens our foothold for future initiatives.  With this agreement, both companies are well positioned for accelerated growth throughout Asia.”


“We are switching to Worldspan because only Worldspan offers the special combination of innovative thinking, forward-looking technology and dedication to the customer that TicTas requires in a strategic partner as we prepare for new opportunities in wider Asian markets,” said Sunil Nanda of TicTas System Automation. “Worldspan’s unique strengths complement our own market experience and customer relationships to form a powerful new force in Asia’s travel industry.”

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TicTas locations migrating to the Worldspan system will continue to use and benefit from Compass, TicTas’ proven and highly reliable back-office solution, as well as industry-leading customer service, training, help desk and technical support from TicTas.


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