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Worldspan takeover ‘among most popular stories of 2007’

Worldspan is used by hundreds of travel agents and travel related websites to book airline tickets.

An interview with the chief executive of Travelport outlining the firm’s takeover of global distribution system (GDS) Worldspan has been named in a list of the most popular stories of 2007 on website Business Travel News Online.

The site said that the interview with Jeff Clarke, which took place back in January, "ended the years of rumours surrounding the fate of Worldspan ownership." Formed in 1990, Worldspan is now used by hundreds of travel agents and travel related websites to book airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars and tour packages.

Earlier this month, Travelport, which also owns Galileo GDS, revealed that it would be replacing its Worldspan rail booking tool with an improved Galileo version by 2008. Patrick Lukan, general manager of UK and Ireland for Travelport GDS, said: "Following Travelport’s acquisition of Worldspan, the Galileo and Worldspan teams have been working hard to combine their expertise to offer agents and their customers the most effective products in the marketplace."

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