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1. WO2006124050 - TRAVEL SERVICE BROKER SYSTEM AND METHOD

Publication Number WO/2006/124050
Publication Date 23.11.2006
International Application No. PCT/US2005/029943
International Filing Date 23.08.2005
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 22.10.2007
IPC
G06Q 10/00 2012.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10Administration; Management
G06Q 30/00 2012.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
CPC
G06Q 10/02
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10Administration; Management
02Reservations, e.g. for tickets, services or events
G06Q 10/025
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10Administration; Management
02Reservations, e.g. for tickets, services or events
025Coordination of plural reservations, e.g. plural trip segments, transportation combined with accommodation
G06Q 30/06
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
06Buying, selling or leasing transactions
Applicants
  • AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • BARANOWSKI, James, A. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • LAUGHLIN, Michael [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • MCCULLOCH, Mark, B. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • WINTERTON, Andrew [GB]/[GB] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • BARANOWSKI, James, A.
  • LAUGHLIN, Michael
  • MCCULLOCH, Mark, B.
  • WINTERTON, Andrew
Agents
  • SOBELMAN, Howard, I.
Priority Data
10/908,54416.05.2005US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) TRAVEL SERVICE BROKER SYSTEM AND METHOD
(FR) SYSTEME DE COURTAGE DE SERVICE DE VOYAGE ET PROCEDE
Abstract
(EN)
An integrated travel service broker for facilitating transactions between travel inventory suppliers and buyers is disclosed. The system comprises a network with hub sites that provide a centralized connection for travel office point of service terminals and travel vendor databases and inventories. A user may purchase travel inventory by browsing a travel service broker database and a travel history database for travel itineraries, then selecting one of the travel itineraries and placing an order for travel services. The user also browses opaque bids placed in response to the order and selects one of the bids for purchase.
(FR)
Système intégré de service de voyage facilitant les transactions entre des fournisseurs de formules de voyage et des acheteurs. Le système comprend un réseau équipé de sites centraux assurant une connexion centralisée pour un point d'agence de voyage qui comprend des terminaux de service ainsi que des bases de données et des formules de voyage pour la vente. Un utilisateur peut acheter une formule de voyage en navigant sur une base de données de système de courtage de service de voyage et une base de données d'antécédents de voyage à la recherche d'itinéraires de voyage, afin de sélectionner l'un des itinéraires et passer une commande de services de voyage. Il navigue aussi sur des offres opaques établies en réponse à la commande et sélectionne une des offres en vue d'une transaction.
Also published as
EP5788947
GB0719961.5
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