Travel reservation information and planning system

  • US 5,948,040 A
  • Filed: 02/06/1997
  • Issued: 09/07/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/24/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A travel reservation information and planning system (TRIPS) comprising:

  • a. a computer;

    b. a TRIPS database of topical data and geographic data;

    c. means for a TRIPS user to relay via said computer one or more inputs related to travel, travel planning, activities associated with travel, or any combination thereof;

    d. one or more subsystems couplable to said TRIPS database and constructed to process said one or more inputs from said TRIPS user and to calculate one or more outputs responsive to said one or more inputs, wherein said one or more outputs include information on options or a range of options corresponding to said travel, travel planning, activities associated with travel, or any combination thereof; and

    e. a controller for regulating correspondence between said one or more inputs from said TRIPS user and said one or more outputs from said one or more subsystems,wherein one of said one or more subsystems is a temporal subsystem including means to enable said TRIPS user to preview, manipulate, and manage a chronological dimension associated with said travel, travel planning, activities associated with travel or any combination thereof.

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