In 1988, Travelport was the first GDS provider to deliver a dynamic airline availability system that automatically built and stored connecting points/city pairs.
The Worldspan Car Select™ System delivers a commanding suite of car rental distribution and booking technologies to the global car rental market, serving car rental suppliers, travel agencies, travel web sites, tour operators and corporate travel buyers on nearly every continent.
It maximizes visibility and bookings by providing 24/7 access to availability, pricing, images and policies, along with advanced booking tools and instant confirmations. There are a number of levels of participation & functionality which include;
Worldspan Car Source® is the highest participation level in the Worldspan GDS, providing you a direct link for distributing real-time availability, rates and vehicle and location data.
Worldspan Car Source™ Complete Pricing transmits the total estimated rental cost within the availability display and at the time of sell. Estimates include the cost of a rental period, taxes, fees and all mandatory charges. This reduces rate discrepancies and unexpected charges for customers at the rental counter.
Car Default Record is a fill-in template where travel retailers can define criteria to availability searches, allowing them to designate certain options when searching e.g. unlimited mileage.
Car UpSell™ is a valuable merchandising tool that automatically offers upgrades whilst travel agents are booking vehicles in the Worldspan GDS.
eVouchers are enabled by participating car rental suppliers, providing Worldspan travel buyers with an efficient, electronic and paperless system for prepaying reservations.
Car Rental Delivery and Collection, also supported by participating suppliers, lets buyers send addresses for vehicle delivery and pick-up to suppliers via the GDS.