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Worldspan offers electronic ticketing in Brazil

Worldspan<.> announced that it is offering electronic ticketing functionality for flights booked in Brazil on American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Lufthansa and United Airlines

Worldspan<.> announced that it is offering electronic ticketing functionality for flights booked in Brazil on American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Lufthansa and United Airlines.

Worldspan travel agencies throughout Brazil may now provide this convenient ticketing option to travelers flying American, Continental, Lufthansa and United to destinations worldwide. Worldspan is able to offer this new functionality for any current electronic ticketing participating airline that supports e-ticketing in Brazil. Electronic ticketing in Brazil will be extended to additional carriers in the near future.

Worldspan offers a range of useful features with its electronic ticketing

product in Brazil, including functions that allow agents to display the ticket

on their desktop, as well as electronically exchange and refund tickets. By

reducing agent keystrokes and cutting processing time for electronic refund

and exchange transactions, such features make it easy and convenient for

Worldspan travel agents in Brazil to provide electronic ticketing for their


With this launch, Worldspan agents in Brazil also have the choice of printing itinerary/receipts and other invoice documents in Portuguese, English or both languages, depending on client preference.

"The added convenience and efficiency of electronic ticketing make it a very attractive option for travelers, travel agencies and airlines, and we are pleased to offer this enhanced functionality in Brazil," commented Dominique Masseran, vice president – Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean for Worldspan. "Our goal is to offer Worldspan subscribers throughout Latin

America this cost-effective ticketing option, and the launch of electronic ticketing in Brazil is another important step in realizing that goal."

The launch of electronic ticketing in the fast-growing Brazilian market represents Worldspan's largest rollout of the product to date in South America. In addition to Brazil, Worldspan now provides electronic ticketing for subscribers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Japan and several European countries.

Electronic ticketing is the ideal option for busy travelers who prefer to travel without traditional paper tickets. Global travel agencies and airlines use electronic ticket distribution services to provide travelers with more complete and more efficient ticket delivery choices.

Worldspan provides global electronic distribution of travel information, Internet products and connectivity, and electronic commerce capabilities for travel agencies, travel service providers and corporations worldwide. The company's three lines of business are travel supplier services, e-commerce, and global distribution systems for the worldwide travel industry. The Worldspan reservations system provides nearly 21,000 travel agencies and other users worldwide with travel data and booking capabilities for hundreds of the world's leading travel supplier services. Worldspan is the market leader in e-commerce for the travel industry, processing more than 50 percent of all online travel agency bookings. The company maintains world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Worldspan is owned by affiliates of Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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