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Worldspan targets Indian-based agencies

Worldspan and Calleo Distribution Technologies are jointly launching comprehensive travel IT services for travel agencies in the Indian Sub-Continent.
Beginning in January 2006, travel
agencies in the Indian Sub-Continent will gain access to Worldspan’s total
travel management and e-commerce solutions, including real-time interface to
the Worldspan global distribution system (GDS).

Calleo holds exclusive distribution rights for Worldspan products for these markets. Its team will provide sales, IT consulting, service and support to travel agencies choosing Worldspan as
their primary travel technology provider.

Calleo has created a fully equipped facility in Qutab Institutional Area in New Delhi to manage a
travel agency help desk, and training and networking requirements to service
and grow agency customers.

“Travel is a substantial segment of these markets’ economies, where overall outbound, inbound and domestic travel are on the rise. This trend,
combined with our region’s profile as a major center of information
technology, creates both demand and opportunity for travel agencies to conduct
business using the most advanced solutions,” said J.B. Singh, director and
chief executive officer for Calleo.

“Travel agencies in the Indian Sub-Continent face the same challenges as
their counterparts throughout the world. To compete and grow, they must
diversify and increase their offerings, and this means providing travelers
with greater choice and superior service. Worldspan’s technologies and e-
commerce leadership, combined with Calleo’s staff of expert sales, service and
support professionals, will ensure agencies have all the advantages they need
to succeed,” said Mike Parks, Worldspan senior vice president - Worldwide
Travel Distribution.