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Planning Travel Just Got Easier


OAG launches Travel Planner Pro

ETN  May 28, 2008

OAG (Official Airline Guide), the global flight information and data solutions company, today announced the launch of OAG Travel Planner Pro, its new intelligent online tool for people who need to search, plan and book business travel quickly and efficiently. Their web site, www.oag.com, hs been completely rebuilt and is designed for people who need to control their travel arrangements.

OAG Travel Planner Pro is a brand new online business travel planning application which enables business travelers and professional travel arrangers to plan, book and manage multiple trip plans for multiple travelers and to create highly complex itineraries in an easy to use and intuitive online environment. OAG Travel Planner Pro enables users to do everything from a simple look-up for flights, hotels, car rental, trains and destination information, right through the trip building process using the trip builder wizard, to checking flight status and printing off a full itinerary including appointment details.

OAG.com has been completely redesigned based on extensive research into the online behaviors of business travelers and those who are responsible for managing travel arrangements. Geary Interactive, a full-service digital marketing agency based in San Diego, USA, has designed and developed the new site to create a digital environment where consumers can interact intelligently with the wealth of travel information OAG is known for providing.

David Rosen, Managing Director OAG Travel Solutions, said, "Our strength is providing the best information and travel planning tools available, using the same OAG database that keeps the global travel industry moving. Our customers are not shopping for ideas, they are shopping for solutions. They know where they're going and when they need to be there, and need reliable information to ensure they are fully prepared. Business trips can be very complex to arrange, especially when things change last minute. We have listened to our customers and introduced a booking and fulfillment service for travelers and planners who currently self-book, which will put them in full control of their travel arrangements and make their lives easier. Now, with OAG Travel Planner Pro, they will have everything in one place in a really easy to use and intuitive online application for smarter travel planning."

Rosen continued, "For travel managers and planners who already use a travel management company, OAG Travel Planner Pro can provide real benefits. Once the planning is completed, they can then simply send their travel plans to their TMC for booking and fulfillment. Travel agencies are an important customer group for OAG, and we have already had a lot of interest from companies wishing to white label Travel Planner Pro as a full-service option for their own clients."

The booking and fulfillment service within OAG Travel Planner Pro is provided through a number of specialist global travel partners.

Travelers and arrangers wishing to watch a guided demonstration of OAG Travel Planner Pro, or to register for a free trial, should go to www.oag.com or email customers@oag.com.

OAG Travel Planner Pro is the online part of OAG's multi-media offering to help business travelers take off and land with a plan. It is complemented by OAG Flights2Go for instant access on your mobile phone to worldwide flight schedules and flight status updates, and the OAG Pocket Flight Guide for when print is the best solution. The Guide is published monthly in four regional editions: Europe, Africa & Middle East; North America; Latin America & Caribbean; and Asia Pacific.

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