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 LibGO Travel Inc. Deploys Accovia Air Solution

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Second Largest Tour Operator in North America Selects Accovia for its Next Generation Travel Packaging Solution

Montreal -- September 20, 2004 -- Accovia Inc., the global leader in travel packaging technology, and LibGO Travel Inc., the nations' largest privately owned leisure travel agency, today announced that LibGO Travel has selected Accovia to provide part of its next generation travel system. LibGO Travel, North America’s second largest tour operator, is implementing Accovia’s Air Solution as a key component of its new reservation environment. Accovia’s Air Solution, available through Web Services, allows agents and consumers using the Liberty Travel and GoGo Worldwide Vacations’ web based environment to dynamically package airfares -- either published, negotiated or contracted -- with other travel components. The Accovia Air Solution allows LibGO agents and consumers from Liberty Travel and GoGo Vacations to enjoy a fully automated airfare shopping and booking process.

“By implementing Accovia’s Air Solution, we have added a ‘best of breed’ component to our reservation platform,” said Danny Hudson, chief information officer of LibGO Travel. “For our next generation travel system, we needed to quickly and effectively integrate a wide range of options from our airline suppliers for increased speed-to-market of packaged travel products and services. Accovia delivered, proving that they are leaders in enabling and implementing an air management service for a multi-component travel solution.”

“As pioneers of travel packaging, LibGO Travel began offering packaged vacations decades ago,“ said Claude Guay, president and chief executive officer of Accovia. “The fact that LibGO Travel has chosen to work with Accovia further strengthens and validates our ongoing commitment to provide software modules, connectors and Web Services that can be easily assembled and tailored to support a variety of packaging business models.”

“We are thrilled to add LibGO Travel to our roster of clients through Accovia’s Air Solution,” said Jeremy Wertheimer, president and CEO of ITA Software. “Our respective technologies combine to allow LibGO Travel to adapt quickly to changing market dynamics and proactively leverage the competitive advantage they have enjoyed for over 50 years in the travel industry.”

The Accovia Air Solution takes advantage of ITA Software’s state-of-the-art technology to offer LibGO clients the best validated pricing and availability of scheduled airfares and dynamically packages these fares with other travel components. This Air Solution, implemented with Accovia’s Web Service, follows OTA specifications and provides LibGO the competitive advantage of offering a broader range of airline services through a single-source procurement channel that expedites faring and availability requests in record time, delivers a vast amount of travel service combinations, and automates booking and ticketing on different channels. LibGO Travel joins Accovia’s list of customers, which consists of forty travel companies in eight countries, including the United States, Canada and France.

About LibGO Travel Inc.

Liberty Travel, Inc. is the nations' largest privately owned leisure travel agency, operating in 9 northeast states with 200 retail locations. The company, founded in 1951, serves over one million customers annually. 

GoGo Worldwide Vacations, Inc. is the nation’s largest leisure tour operator. GoGo, a wholesale organization, exclusively serves travel agents from its 88 nationwide offices, or through direct reservations systems such as SABRE TourGuide and its website, Hotels News Partners.

About Accovia

Accovia™ Inc. is the leading provider of travel packaging technology for the travel industry. The company offers the industry's only Travel Package Management product suite for procuring, packaging, selling and distributing multi-component travel services through GDS, call center, Internet and direct channels. Accovia's technology solutions enable travel wholesalers and retailers to significantly increase profit margins through the ability to dynamically create and customize travel packages, which are then sold under a single price. The company provides the only complete travel distribution service that cost-effectively connects travel marketers and distributors to GDSs and Internet travel channels using a single connection. Accovia's technology solutions can be fully customized and privately labeled to accommodate diverse business models. More than 40 travel companies in 8 countries use Accovia's technology to send over 25 million people on trips each year. Founded in 1985, the company has offices in the United States, Canada and France. For more information about Accovia visit www.accovia.com.

Accovia is a trademark of Accovia Inc. Any other marks used in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of the manufacturers or marketers of the products with which the marks are associated.


 
Contact:

Meghan O'Driscoll
(media relations for Accovia)
Reichert Communications, LLC
Senior Account Executive
Tel:415.296.5132
meghan@reichertcom.com
 

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Accovia Offers Industry Leading Airfare Management and Shopping Solution as a Web Service/ April 2003
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Accovia Enters the U.S. Travel Service Market - Global Travel Technology Leader to Help U.S. Travel Agencies, Suppliers and Distributors Increase Profitability / June 2002


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