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Leading mobile travel company extends reach to Apple enthusiasts and users of Lotus Notes and other popular online email services.
Los Angeles, CA (March 25, 2008) - WorldMate, Inc., the leading provider of mobile travel services for business people on-the-go, announced today several upgrades to WorldMate Live. The www.worldmate.com site has been optimized for the Apple® SafariTM browser so that Mac® users have full access to online travel planning and itinerary sharing. In addition, WorldMate Live can now read travel confirmation emails received in Lotus Notes, Yahoo! Mail, Windows Live Mail, among others. This makes it possible for road warriors at businesses of any size to manage their complete itineraries by forwarding the booking confirmations directly from their email service of choice.
All PC and Mac WorldMate Live members can forward booking confirmations from over one hundred sources to firstname.lastname@example.org, creating a complete itinerary without hand-entering the tedious details. Once the emails are forwarded, the system automatically builds the comprehensive itinerary and then "pushes" it to the member's BlackBerry device and WorldMate Live web account. Travel agents can also send booking confirmation emails direct to WorldMate Live, making the process completely hands-free for their clients.
"Many WorldMate Live members have requested support for the Mac operating system," said Nadav Gur, CEO of WorldMate. "With this new release, we're happy to fulfill their requests, as well as meet the needs of corporations who rely on Lotus Notes or simply cannot deploy our Outlook add-in. We're excited to continue our market leadership and provide our members with the best mobile travel experience possible."
WorldMate Live is offered as a 'Freemium' service, with most components accessible (or available) for free. Premium services, including flight alerts, flight status and schedules, travel directory and priority customer support are available for $9.95 per month or $99.95 per year. For more information, please visit www.worldmate.com.
WorldMate Live will be showcased at the CTIA Wireless conference at RIM's booth #425 - Central Hall C1/C2 and Microsoft's booth #1515 - Central Hall C3.
The upgrade is free to all existing and new members.
Based in Los Angeles, CA, privately held WorldMate has been developing award-winning mobile travel software since 2000. The WorldMate® product line provides frequent fliers and road warriors all the travel services they need at home, work or on-the-go. Like a traveler's guardian angel, WorldMate's mobile travel tools provide real-time trip information, tracking every trip and "pushing" vital details such as flight alerts and notifications and meeting updates directly to members. Removing stress and paperwork from the travel experience while saving time and money, WorldMate turns a mobile device into a personal travel assistant. WorldMate's resources also feature flight schedules, weather forecasts, travel directories, maps, world clocks, a currency converter and much more. For more information, please visit www.worldmate.com.
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