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1. WO2015021180 - PLATEFORME DE RÉSERVATION DE VOYAGE

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CLAIMS

1. A method for guaranteeing a price of a travel itinerary, the method comprising:

receiving, by a processor, one or more travel attributes from a customer; based on the one or more travel attributes, generating, by the processor, one or more itineraries;

providing, by the processor, to the customer, the one or more itineraries, wherein the one or more itineraries have an option to lock the price of the one or more itineraries for a predetermined period of time;

receiving, by the processor, from the customer, a locking request to lock the price of a selected itinerary from the one or more itineraries;

based on the locking request, receiving, by the processor, from the customer, a payment for locking the price of the selected itinerary; and

locking, by the processor, the price of the selected itinerary.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the one or more travel attributes include one or more of the following: a departure date, an arrival date, a destination country, a destination city, a desired flight class, a dietary meal, a specific need, hotel preferences, and car preferences.

3. The method of claim 1, further comprising, based on the locking request, purchasing, by the processor, the selected itinerary at the price.

4. The method of claim 1, further comprising:

receiving, by the processor, a purchase request from the customer to purchase the selected itinerary;

based on the purchase request, charging the customer the price of the selected itinerary.

5. The method of claim 1, further comprising:

receiving, by the processor, a cancellation request from the customer to cancel the lock of the selected itinerary;

charging a further payment for cancelling the lock; and

based on the cancellation request, cancelling the lock.

6. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing, by the processor, a modification option to modify the selected itinerary.

7. The method of claim 6, further comprising:

receiving, by the processor, a modification request from the customer to modify the selected itinerary;

based on the locking request, receiving, by the processor, from the customer, a payment for modifying the selected itinerary;

receiving, from the customer, modifications of the itinerary; and based on the receiving, modifying the selected itinerary.

8. The method of claim 1, further comprising storing, to a database, historical data related to the customer.

9. The method of claim 8, further comprising:

processing the historical data related to the customer to determine probability of cancellation or modification of the selected itinerary; and

based on the probability, adjusting the payment for locking the selected itinerary and the payment for modifying the selected itinerary.

10. The method of claim 8, wherein the historical data related to the customer and the historical data related to further customers are processed to adjust the payment for locking the selected itinerary and the payment for modifying the selected itinerary for the customer and for the further customers.

11. The method of claim 1, further comprising:

retrieving data related to the customer from one or more sources; and searching for the one or more itineraries using the one or more travel attributes and the data.

12. The method of claim 11, wherein the one or more sources include one or more of the following: one or more social networks, travel history of the customer, and historical data related to the customer.

13. A system for guaranteeing a price of a travel itinerary, the system comprising:

a processor configured to:

receive one or more travel attributes from a customer;

based on the one or more travel attributes, generate one or more itineraries;

provide, to the customer the one or more itineraries, wherein the one or more itineraries have an option to lock the price of the one or more itineraries for a predetermined period of time;

receive, from the customer, a locking request to lock a the price of a selected itinerary from the one or more itineraries;

based on the locking request, receive, from the customer, a payment for locking the price of the selected itinerary; and

lock the price of the selected itinerary; and

a database in communication with the processor, the database being configured to store at least one or more travel attributes.

14. The system of claim 13, wherein the one or more travel attributes include one or more of the following: departure and arrival dates, destination country and city, desired flight class, special diet meals, special needs, hotel preferences, and car preferences.

15. The system of claim 13, wherein the processor is further configured to purchase the selected itinerary at the price based on the locking request.

16. The system of claim 13, wherein the customer purchases the selected itinerary at the price within the predetermined period of time.

17. The system of claim 13, wherein the customer cancels the locking of the selected itinerary within the predetermined period of time, the payment for locking the selected itinerary being kept by the system.

18. The system of claim 13, wherein the predetermined period of time is selected by the customer from one or more available periods, the price of the selected itinerary differing being based on the predetermined period of time selected by the customer.

19. The system of claim 13, wherein the payment for locking the selected itinerary is adjusted for the customer in accordance with historical data associated with the customer.

20. A non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising instructions, which when executed by one or more processors, perform the following operations:

receive one or more travel attributes from a customer;

based on the one or more travel attributes, generate one or more itineraries;

provide, to the customer, the one or more itineraries, wherein the one or more itineraries have an option to lock the price of the one or more itineraries for a predetermined period of time;

receive, from the customer, a locking request to lock a the price of the selected itinerary from the one or more itineraries;

based on the locking request, receive, from the customer, a payment for locking the selected itinerary; and

lock the selected itinerary.