ISO Travel Solutions First Software Provider to use New Single Interface Powered
(PresseBox) (Nuremberg, )ISO Travel Solutions from Nuremberg, Germany has signed an agreement with Pegasus Solutions to provide UltraDirect® , a single interface that directly links to Pegasus’ portfolio of more than 60,000 hotel properties. As a result, the users of the OCEAN-Tour Operator Solution Suite will gain online access to the new Single Interface from the Pegasus hotel reservation system.
Both companies have signed an agreement that allows ISO as the first software provider worldwide to use the new interface. The main benefit of the new interface is the possibility to access the PegsTour® System with its contracted allotments and rates and at the same time to access the Pegasus Ultra Direct System with its free sale hotels and rates.
On one hand, this enables the OCEAN users to access their contracted rates and allotments without having to load all the base data in OCEAN first. On the other hand they can query and book each of the approx. 65.000 hotels of the Pegasus Solutions online and in realtime.
Arne Klingenhegel, Strategic Accounts Director from Pegasus Solutions, said: “In the growing tour services market, it is imperative tour operators have quick and easy access to reservation systems that will provide real-time rates. PegsTour and UltraDirect will enable OCEAN tour operators to not only greatly improve their booking process but it will improve the customer experience by providing competitive prices and better options.“
Markus Kretschmer, Sales Director from ISO: "We have already wanted a long time ago to establish the connection to Pegasus, in order to complement our range of external system connections with this largest hotel database in the world. Now we are especially proud of being chosen as the world launch partner for this new interface. We can now offer our OCEAN users the simultaneous access to flights, cruises, insurance, etc. and the very connection to numerous hotels. This is a benefit for the tour operators who offer pre-packaged services, as well as for the tour operators who offer flexible component services, i.e. in the segment of dynamically packaged city trips.".
ISO will establish the conneciton in the next months. The existing "CRS Engine", which already enables the connection to several other external systems, such as charter- and low-cost-systems and Amadeus, will be enhanced by the specifics of the Pegasus Single Interface. The planned delivery date for a first version for availability checks and bookings is in approximately three months.
"ISO Travel Solutions GmbH" is a specialised provider for tourism software solutions (namely the tour operator solution suites OCEAN und Canary) in several international markets. The systems are used by many renown companies, i.e. Airtours and several TUI brands, or the Emirates Group in Dubai or Air Canada Vacations in Canada. The ISO group has 220 employees, 4 offices in Germany and subsidiaries in Poland, Austria and Canada.
Dallas-based Pegasus Solutions, Inc. is a global leader in providing technology and services to hotels and travel distributors. Founded in 1989, Pegasus’ customers include a majority of the world’s travel agencies and more than 60,000 hotel properties around the globe. Pegasus’ services include central reservation systems, electronic distribution services, commission processing and payment services,
and marketing representation services, including the consumer Web site, www.hotelbook.com. The company’s representation services, including Utell by Pegasus™ and Unirez by Pegasus™ , are used by more than 7,000 member hotels in more than 130 countries, making Pegasus the hotel industry’s largest third-party marketing and reservations provider. Pegasus has 17 offices in 12 countries,
including regional hubs in London, Singapore and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, please visit www.pegs.com.
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