Leisure Planet Taps WORLDSPAN for Online Travel Reservations
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Leisure Planet said it will soon provide travelers worldwide with expanded online travel booking capabilities.
The international travel information and technology company, headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, and also operating out of Belgium, said it has almost completed the integration of a customized WORLDSPAN Internet Booking Engine (IBE) into its travel Web site. Online air, hotel and rental car reservations capabilities will be introduced on www.leisureplanet.com in the near future.
The site will feature WORLDSPAN Power Shopper, which facilitates pricing and booking airline itineraries. Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.
Leisure Planet's core business is as a content and technology supplier to the online travel industry. Since its inception in 1992, it has built an image- rich electronic database of standardized hotel information, and offers a variety of online travel guides.
Atlanta-based WORLDSPAN is a computer reservations system company that services nearly 18,000 travel agency locations in more than 45 countries. It has an agreement with Microsoft to supply transaction processing services and a database of airline schedules, fares and availability for Expedia, Microsoft's consumer travel booking system.