by By Michael J. Shapiro | September 02, 2009

Worktopia's Universal Meeting Solution, which automates the process of arranging small off-site meetings, will power new meeting-booking capability in Travelocity Business. Planners will be able to search for meeting space in real time, compare quotes and book the space, as well as accommodations and catering. The feature initially will be offered as a service through which advisors will help Travelocity Business clients to ensure customers are booking through preferred suppliers and accessing special contracted rates. Travelocity Business plans to eventually offer the service as a self-booking tool for customers who wish to manage their own programs.