Worldof.net Ltd., Internet publishers of “A World of Travel”, and Britaly
Travel, today launched a holiday and flight information service for UK mobile
phones and other “wireless” devices from its web site.
They are the first independent companies in the UK to launch such a
World of Travel” has quickly developed into one of the leading on-line travel
information and booking services since it’s launch on the Internet last year.
The web site – www.worldof.net -
is already attracting over 4,000 visitors each day and is predicted to rise to
10,000+ over the next three months.
site contains details of over 80,000 late-availability holidays and around
130,000 ‘bargain’ flights, in addition to brochure package holidays and city
breaks. As from today, through the launch of its web-based Mobile service,
consumers with WAP-enabled (Wireless Application Protocol) mobile phones and
hand-held computers will be able to access all this travel information from any
location. A simple menu system will
enable users to search and obtain details on available holiday or flight
departures, destinations and latest offer prices from the web site.
it’s early days yet,” comments Alan Kersley, Managing Director, “the
forecasts for business potential through this medium are phenomenal.
Additionally, as an independent supplier in the travel industry, we are
ideally positioned to deliver offers from any tour operator, airline or travel
company – our focus is on providing the right deals for our customers.”
enquiries from the web site, or the mobile service, are taken by phone through
Britaly Travel, an ABTA/IATA-bonded travel agent with over 16 years trading in
Peterborough. “We have found that
the customer still wants to discuss the final details with a real person,”
adds Kersley, “and it gives us the opportunity to prevent credit card fraud by
checking some basic details prior to taking the money.
We will shortly be adding hotel images and descriptions for package
holidays to our mobile service.”
can access the new mobile service on their phones at http://mobile.worldof.net.