TRX to Provide Global Ticket Processing and Support Services
CHICAGO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orbitz for Business
(http://www.orbitzforbusiness.com), the corporate travel brand of Orbitz
Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) serving more than one million business travelers,
announced today that its new Orbitz for Business International (OFBi) product
is now live and fully operational throughout Canada and available to customers
in the United Kingdom.
Canada is the first country to serve OFBi customers, and the product is
operational and ready for implementation for new customers in the UK. Orbitz
for Business plans next to launch OFBi in Continental Europe and Australia.
The rollout of the international product is a key aspect of Orbitz Worldwide's
strategy to grow bookings outside the United States and in international
"It's gratifying to see the launch of OFBi on schedule, and we're pleased
to now be serving corporate customers internationally with this product," said
Dean Sivley, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Orbitz for
Business. "As we continue to expand our global operations, we're focused on
offering our customers a true international product that supports complex and
extensive travel in markets originating outside the U.S."
OFBi is a customized solution designed for companies with international
travel requirements originating outside the U.S., providing a myriad of
features and services including:
-- Global fulfillment and call center support
-- Multi-language and time/data formats
-- More than 200 currency views
-- Policy markings in the air matrix
-- Constant visibility of unused air ticket credits
The number of business travelers who book online continues to rise in both
Canada and the UK. The growing percentage in Canada is contributing to a
total online market that is predicted to triple in size from 2006 to 2009,
according to market research firm PhoCus Wright. It projects the online
market in Canada will eclipse $11 billion by next year.
In United Kingdom, the online travel channel is expected to comprise 48
percent of the total travel market this year, with a growth rate of 20
percent, PhoCus Wright says.
TRX to Provide Ticket Processing and Support Services
Orbitz for Business also announced today an agreement with TRX to provide
international ticketing, fulfillment and support services for its corporate
customers on the OFBi platform.
Under the agreement, TRX will automate quality control and ticketing for
all OFBi travel bookings. TRX will also provide multi-lingual contact center
support, exception processing and fulfillment services from their pan-European
support center in Berlin.
"TRX has been a strategic partner in providing the latest technologies for
reporting solutions and reservation processing systems, and we're happy to
expand our relationship as we continue with our International product launch,"
The deal further expands the relationship between TRX and Orbitz for
Business, which currently utilizes the TRAVELTRAX reporting solution in the
United States. Additionally, Orbitz for Business implemented TRX's CORREX
reservation processing platform for its U.S.-originating transactions in 2007.
"Leveraging the CORREX processing platform globally and our local market
expertise allows early-stage, growing international customers like Orbitz for
Business to enter new markets quickly and cost effectively," said Trip Davis,
president and CEO, TRX.
About Orbitz for Business
Orbitz for Business (http://www.orbitzforbusiness.com) is the corporate
travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide. Launched in 2002, Orbitz for Business was
one of the first full-service managed business travel programs offered by an
online agency. Orbitz for Business includes a portfolio of business travel
products for small to large companies. Its products include self-managed
services for small business, managed travel services with fulfillment and
service support and international capabilities.
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) 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 portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz
(http://www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (http://www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers
(http://www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (http://www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo
(http://www.ratestogo.com), the Away Network (http://www.away.com), and
corporate travel brand Orbitz for Business (http://www.orbitzforbusiness.com).
For more information on how your company can partner with Orbitz Worldwide,
TRX (Nasdaq: TRXI) is a global technology company. TRX develops and hosts
software applications that process data records and automate manual processes,
enabling clients to optimize performance and control costs. TRX is a leading
provider to the travel industry. TRX delivers 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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks,
uncertainties and other factors concerning, among other things, Orbitz
Worldwide's strategic operational plans. The company's actual results could
differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these
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unduly rely on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the
date of this press release. Orbitz Worldwide undertakes no obligation to
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events after the date of this press release.
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