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Galileo and Trondent partner to allow travelers easy access to trip itineraries on their personal calendars and PDAs

Galileo<.> International has entered into a partnership with Trondent Development Corp. to integrate…

Galileo<.> International has entered into a partnership with Trondent Development Corp. to integrate Trondent’s Infuzer functionality into Galileo ViewTrip, an online travel itinerary service. Infuzer will give ViewTrip.com users the convenience of having their travel information at their fingertips by allowing them to easily download personal travel itinerary information onto their electronic calendars and PDAs. Other useful itinerary information available for personal download includes flight status, weather updates and travel alerts. Galileo is offering this enhancement immediately and free of charge to all worldwide travelers who book through Galileo-connected travel agencies and use ViewTrip.com.



The electronic calendaring market is growing rapidly with over 100 million users and an estimated 70 percent penetration rate within the business community, said David Wood, Trondent CEO. Enhancing ViewTrip.com with Infuzer offers a fast way for travelers to populate their calendars with itinerary and contact information, and it makes it easy for travelers to share this information with family and others who have a need to know. At the same time, Infuzer helps drive down travel agency costs by giving travelers itinerary and contact information where and when they need it, thereby reducing ‘information’ calls to agency reservation centers.



Infuzer puts travel information at travelers’ fingertips without them having to repeatedly go online or re-key travel itineraries. Travelers simply click on the Infuzer icon and automatically copy their itinerary dates and details from the ViewTrip.com site, directly into their electronic calendar.



When the download is complete, travelers can then sync their itineraries onto their PDAs, such as Palm Pilots. Any changes to the traveler’s PNR (Passenger Name Record) are automatically updated so it does not require manual intervention. For example, if a travel agent were to make changes to the traveler’s reservations, those changes would subsequently appear in the traveler’s calendar. Infuzer works with all major calendaring products including ACT!, Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, Palm Desktop Dat eBook and Lotus Organizer.



As a permission-based system, Infuzer will ask the user’s permission before inserting any items into the user’s calendar. This provides the user assurance that unauthorized parties will not be inserting items into the user’s calendar without their explicit permission.



We have selected the Infuzer solution after listening to our rapidly growing community of Galileo ViewTrip users’ requests for a solution that would increase their productivity and simplify access to travel information while on the go,said Todd Dubner, Galileo VP of Product Innovation.



Infuzer conveniently offers business and leisure travelers a hassle-freemeans of staying on top of their travel plans worldwide. Of particular importance to business travelers, the ability to download real-time itineraries anywhere in the world allows them to make informed decisions on-and offline together with their business associates.

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