e2e Golf Solutions, Inc. Partners with Worldspan to Bring Online Tee Time Reservations to Over 20,800 Travel Agencies
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 23 / e2e Golf Solutions, a leading provider of end-to-end software and Internet services for the golf industry, today announced a strategic partnership with Worldspan, a leading supplier of electronic commerce solutions, global distribution system services, and travel supplier services. Together, e2e Golf and Worldspan will provide over 20,800 professional travel agencies in 60 different countries access to Internet tee time reservations at e2e Golf's network of courses.
"By making online tee times easy for travel agents and their customers, we hope to deliver more travel-related golf rounds to our member courses," said Larry Lippon, e2e Golf's CEO. "Our agreement with Worldspan creates efficiencies and new revenue opportunities for the golf course as well as the travel agent."
Worldspan is the latest to join e2e Golf's reservation network – now the world's largest tee time reservation network with over 100,000 travel agency locations and over 200 Internet partners including AOL AOL, MindSpring ELNK, CNN/ and .
"We realize that many travelers plan trips around their favorite golf courses," said Jesse Liebman, senior vice president and general manager – Worldwide Travel Supplier Services for Worldspan. "Our travel agents can now add tee time reservations to the spectrum of services they offer clients."
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 global distribution systems, airline services, and e-commerce for the worldwide travel industry. The Worldspan reservations system provides more than 20,800 travel agencies and other users worldwide with travel data and booking capabilities for hundreds of the world's leading travel service suppliers. 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, Northwest Airlines and Trans World Airlines. Additional information is available at www.worldspan.com.
e2e Golf Solutions has partnered with , a joint venture of the PGA of America and IBM Corporation IBM, to increase profits for golf course owners and operators. e2e Golf provides software and Internet services that seamlessly manage every aspect of golf course operations. In addition to a full suite of golf course management software, e2e Golf operates the world's largest tee time reservation network, providing online tee time capabilities to over 200 Internet sites and dozens of travel providers. This summer, e2e Golf is launching , the PGA of America's official e-commerce marketplace for golf professionals, course owners, and industry suppliers.