CHICAGO, IL – July 23, 2007 – Orbitz Worldwide, whose Corporate Travel Solutions Group's products keep business travelers a step ahead, is now giving travel administrators greater control of their travel programs through a new data reporting contract with TRX (NASDAQ: TRXI).
The agreement enables both Orbitz for Business and Travelport for Business to provide corporate customers with the latest reporting technology and data through TRX's innovative new TRAVELTRAX reporting tool. Offering clients data consolidation, expense management, payment card data and other information through state-of-the-art dashboard functionality, TRX's reporting technology will give Orbitz Worldwide corporate clients access to consolidated global travel data as well as advanced business intelligence.
"We're committed to giving our customers the newest technology and we're pleased to partner with cutting-edge providers like TRX," said Dean Sivley, COO and general manager, Orbitz Worldwide's Corporate Travel Solutions Group. "This reporting tool, along with the domain expertise of our account managers will give our customers insight into getting optimum value from their travel programs."
TRX data reporting will enable travel administrators to effectively manage travel spending, negotiate contracts, track travelers and readily adjust travel policies as needed.
"This agreement with Orbitz Worldwide and its leading corporate travel brands marks the beginning of a great new relationship, and we're eager to complement Orbitz' travel management and consulting services," said Trip Davis, president and CEO, TRX. "TRX data reporting is a valuable extension to Orbitz Worldwide services and will deliver high-quality, actionable information that drives business results."
Features of the TRX TRAVELTRAX solution include:
- Latest in data visualization and dashboard functionality for simple, on-demand access to travel data.
- Traveler Security to easily identify where travelers are on a daily basis and how to reach them.
- Supplier and policy management tools for modeling employee spending habits to control future costs.
- Global data consolidation for accurate, current and comprehensive view of travel programs.
- Diagnostics to help optimize supplier contracts and review ongoing supplier contract performance.
About Orbitz Worldwide's Corporate Travel Solutions Group
Orbitz Worldwide's Corporate Travel Solutions Group includes managed travel products Orbitz for Business and Travelport for Business. Orbitz Worldwide currently serves over 2,000 corporate customers and more than one million managed business travelers. Orbitz for Business launched in 2002 as one of the first full-service business travel programs offered by an online agency. Travelport for Business, ideal for programs with more comprehensive travel requirements, launched in 2005 and deploys innovative technologies that integrate the online platform and offline agent services. Both full-service corporate travel agencies offer greater control over travel spend and policy, and feature an easy-to-use, configurable travel management solution backed by 24x7 proactive customer care.
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products. Orbitz Worldwide owns and operates a strong portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo (www.ratestogo.com) and the Away Network (www.away.com) and corporate travel products Orbitz for Business and Travelport for Business.
TRX (NASDAQ: TRXI) is a global technology company. We develop and host software applications that process data records and automate manual processes, enabling our clients to optimize performance and control costs. We are a leading provider to the travel industry and are expanding into financial services and healthcare. We deliver our technology applications in an on-demand environment to travel agencies, corporations, travel suppliers, government agencies, credit card associations, credit card issuing banks, and third-party administrators. TRX is headquartered in Atlanta with operations and associates in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Orbitz Worldwide's Corporate Travel Solutions
Vice President, Trevelino & Keller
(404) 214-0722, extension 101