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NTA Names Worldspan and DataWeb Dynamics Inaugural Technology Partners

September 7, 2005

NTA Names Worldspan and DataWeb Dynamics Inaugural Technology Partners
September 7, 2005 – The National Tour Association has named Worldspan and DataWeb Dynamics Inc. as the first participating companies in the association’s Preferred Technology Partner Program. This program was developed as part of NTA’s ongoing effort to provide a menu of technology solutions for its members in order to strengthen the partnership between tour operators, destinations, suppliers and the consumers they serve.


"NTA is proud to provide this new program offering a variety of quality technology products to meet the diverse needs of our members," NTA Chairman and CEO Ann Thomas, CTP said. "Worldspan and DataWeb Dynamics are two outstanding companies that will assist NTA in increasing awareness of the benefits of technology in today’s marketplace ,while helping members in their everyday business."


Preferred Technology Partners must be associate members of the association, meet strict requirements as established by the NTA Board of Directors and be approved by the NTA Technology Steering Committee.


Worldspan is a leader in travel technology services for tour operators, travel suppliers, travel agencies, e-commerce sites and corporations worldwide. Utilizing some of the fastest, most flexible and efficient networks and computing technologies, Worldspan provides comprehensive electronic data services linking approximately 800 travel suppliers around the world to a global customer base. Worldspan offers industry-leading fares and pricing technology, hosting solutions and customized travel products. Worldspan also enables travel suppliers, distributors and corporations to reduce costs and increase productivity with technology.


"We are thrilled to be among the first technology companies to participate in the NTA Preferred Technology Partner Program," Diane DiBernardo, director of Travel Supplier Services for Worldspan, said. "Our relationship with NTA furthers Worldspan’s goal of continuing to focus on improving tour operators efficiencies through our technology solutions and consultation services."


DataWeb Dynamics provides Web site solutions that give motorcoach companies, tour operators and destination marketing organizations tools to market their services and grow their businesses over the Internet. Their service combines custom Web site design with Web site administration software called WebArc. WebArc allows users to input itineraries and feature lists, schedule departure dates and build custom packages, and monitor Web site activity.


"DataWeb Dynamics is very excited to be a part of the NTA Preferred Technology Partner Program," DataWeb Dynamics President Greg Thompson said." Internet marketing and Web technology today is ever changing. We are confident we can help NTA members understand what their clients need when they visit their Web site and the importance of effective promotions and professional Web design. We look forward to working with NTA and its members to provide them with the latest in Web technology and support."


The National Tour Association has nearly 4,000 tourism professional members from 28 countries involved in the growth and development of the packaged travel industry. Its membership includes tour operators – group, independent, inbound and outbound – and the destinations and suppliers that partner with them. The association is committed to providing business results and information to its members, while offering a collaborative, caring environment in which to build relationships. For more information, please visit



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