Liberty Travel Extends Contract with AT&T for Enhanced Data and Network Services
Bedminster, New Jersey, January 14, 2008
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced an extended and expanded contract with Lib/Go Travel, Liberty Travel and GOGO Worldwide Vacations, a leading travel company. Under the new three-year contract, AT&T will implement and manage Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-enabled network services — along with network resiliency solutions — for Liberty's 230-plus retail locations. The contract extends a six-year relationship between AT&T and Liberty Travel.
Using advanced MLPS technology, AT&T's Virtual Private Network (VPN) services will integrate Liberty Travel's entire base of wholesale and retail agencies under one common Internet Protocol (IP)-based architecture. As a result, Liberty Travel and its customers will benefit from improved network performance, enhanced ease of use and increased network security. Designed to provide consistency across a large network, the upgrade will help prioritize network traffic and streamline data transmission throughout Liberty Travel's managed and unmanaged locations.
"AT&T has served as a reliable, responsive and cost-effective wide area network provider for us throughout the years," said Valerian Thomas, chief information officer for Liberty Travel. "Moving to MPLS will enable Liberty to implement our Next Generation Travel System throughout North America and deliver 'simply exceptional' service to our customers. We are pleased to deepen and extend our evolving relationship with AT&T."
In addition to upgrading Liberty Travel's core network, AT&T will implement network-resiliency plans to help ensure that secure, reliable network services are available for the Liberty Travel team and its customers.
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About Liberty Travel
Founded in 1951 as the innovator of the vacation package concept, Liberty Travel is one of the largest travel companies in the United States with more than 190 retail locations. Liberty Travel offers consumers the advantage of specialized travel agents offering extensive destination and product knowledge and access to the best values on vacation packages available online or in-person. Liberty Travel does not charge a service fee, part of the "simply exceptional" service promised to every client. Liberty Travel retail locations can be found throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Rhode Island, Illinois New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Florida. To book a Liberty Travel vacation package, contact Liberty Travel at 1-800-764-1000 or visit www.libertytravel.com.
About GOGO Worldwide Vacations
GOGO Worldwide Vacations is a leading wholesaler of value and amenity-packed vacation packages with 39 local sales offices, marketing programs, and learning conferences that support travel agent efforts. Founded in 1951, GOGO Worldwide Vacations has served travel agents exclusively and is a top producer to more than 2,700 hotels in 200 of the most popular leisure destinations worldwide. Through longstanding relationships with suppliers, GOGO Worldwide Vacations is able to offer travel agents the most competitive commissions and vacation packages that include exclusive offers and promotions, last-minute sales, volume-discounted rates and rooms at the most desirable resorts and hotels. For more information about GOGO Worldwide Vacations visit www.GOGOwwv.com or call 1-800-229-4999.
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