Telstra Launches Online Travel Service
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Telstra Big Pond Home, the consumer Internet service provider arm of Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications carrier, launched an online travel booking and information service for its Big Pond customers.
The Big Pond Travel service is made to give users direct access to 472 airlines, 45,300 hotels, 54 car rental companies, the latest travel deals and daily travel news as well as general information on worldwide destinations.
Users will have the ability to book ground and air transport, travel insurance, hotel rooms, receive foreign exchange, visa and passport information along with general information such as weather charts and maps, the company said. There will also be the facility for travellers to ask questions via online forums and gain feedback from travel consultants.
Users can access Big Pond Travel from Big Pond's homepage. Once inside the site, the company said users have a choice of six major categories: bookings, travel news, shopping, travel chat, destination guide and important information. As part of its content re-development, Big Pond Home has recently simplified its homepage and as part of the reconstruction, users can now also access services such as money, business, entertainment, computers, news and sport along with the new travel service.
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