ITA Software Honored with 2009 Distinguished Service Award from the Charles River Conservancy.CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- ITA Software ITA Software, Inc. is a travel industry software company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company was founded by computer scientists from the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in 1996.
ITA's first product was an airfare search and pricing system called "QPX". , Inc., the leader in developing innovative solutions for the travel industry, today announced that the Charles River Charles River
River, eastern Massachusetts, U.S. The longest river wholly in the state, it flows into Boston Bay after a course of about 80 mi (130 km). Navigable for about 7 mi (11 km), its estuary separates the cities of Boston and Cambridge. Conservancy has honored the company with a 2009 Distinguished Service Award. The award is in recognition of ITA's corporate service event in May where more than 150 employees painted nearly a mile of seawall seawall: see coast protection. between the Longfellow Bridge The Longfellow Bridge, also known to locals as the "Salt and Pepper Bridge" or the "Salt and Pepper Shaker Bridge", carries Route 3 and the MBTA's Red Line across the Charles River to connect Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood with the Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts. and the Broad Canal Broad Canal was a short canal in East Cambridge, Massachusetts, part of the now-vanished canal system that made Cambridge an active seaport.
The canal began in 1806 when Henry Hill, Rufus Davenport, and others laid out a canal system in the land and tidal flats along the in partnership with The Charles River Conservancy Stewardship Initiative.
Based in the heart of Kendall Square in Cambridge, ITA Software has a strong history of encouraging philanthropy at all levels of the organization. The large-scale seawall painting project officially kicked off an ongoing corporate Service Program where a Volunteer Committee organizes monthly volunteering opportunities focusing on a variety of community needs. Future events have been scheduled at Rosie's Place, the Greater Boston Food Bank and the Pine Street Inn, organizations to which the company and individual employees have historically made financial donations. Earlier this year, ITA ITA
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"ITA is filled with enthusiastic employees interested in donating time to help make a positive impact on the community," said Melissa Lawrence, director, Human Resources. "We are honored that this project was recognized by the Charles River Conservancy and look forward to more opportunities where we can give back."
The Charles River Conservancy's Volunteer Stewardship Program involves community members from Boston, Cambridge and surrounding towns in the renewal and restoration of the parklands along the Charles River. Corporations, groups and individuals that have made significant contributions to the conservancy are recognized each year with Distinguished Service Awards.
About ITA Software
ITA Software (www.itasoftware.com) is a leader in developing innovative solutions for the travel industry. ITA's QPX QPX Quicktime Player Extension
QPX Compiled Query Program , the industry's most comprehensive airfare shopping system, is used by leading airlines and online travel companies worldwide including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Bing Travel (previously Farecast), Continental Airlines, FareCompare, Hotwire, Kayak, Orbitz, TripAdvisor, United Airlines, US Airways and others. ITA is currently building a completely new passenger reservation system with partner Air Canada. In 2008, the company was ranked as an Inc. 5000 fastest growing private company. ITA was founded by computer scientists from MIT MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass.