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Truition Signs Alliance Agreement with Leading
Hotel and Hospitality Channel Integrator
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  Truition and Hotel Booking Solutions team to offer hospitality industry
powerful tool to access new online sales channels
(Toronto, Canada, November 16, 2004) – Truition Inc., a leader in the development of online marketplace solutions for the enterprise sector, today announced a strategic alliance with Hotel Booking Solutions L.L.C. (HBS), a provider of distribution management solutions for the hospitality industry.  The partnership will create a multi-channel online solution that will allow hotel operators to efficiently distribute inventory on marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon.com, as well as their own private-branded auction platforms. 

HBS’s flagship product, hobooBox™, is a channel management system that integrates with the most widely used inventory management and reservations systems in the hospitality industry, including both PMS and CRS systems.  hobooBox automatically updates rates, availability and restrictions, and streamlines the process of managing hotel inventory and distribution channels.

The integration of hobooBox™, technology with Truition's AMP (Auction and Marketplace Platform), will provide hotel operators with the opportunity to distribute inventory on the world’s leading online marketplaces.  The alliance will also facilitate a seamless integration of Truition’s AMP platform and most hotel inventory management/reservation systems, thereby creating a fully integrated multi-channel distribution platform.  This will allow hotel operators to control each online distribution channel directly, and in the most effective means possible.

“We are pleased to partner with Truition as they continue to make inroads in the travel and hospitality industry ” said Stephen Burke, VP of Business Development at Hotel Booking Solutions.  “Truition’s proven technology and marketplace expertise, together with our hobooBox™ solution, will result in an ideal solution for hospitality-specific online commerce.”

The combined solution will allow hotel and hospitality operators to concurrently sell and manage inventory on 3rd party online marketplaces, as well as their own branded online  destinations.  This multi-channel strategy will open up new and effective sales channels, effectively distribute last minute inventory, and facilitate international market entry. The alliance between Truition and HBS simplifies the complexity involved in this process, allowing hotel providers to focus on their core competencies of servicing their customers and managing operations. 

“Truition’s commitment to providing our clients with the most effective multi-channel solutions is further strengthened by this alliance with HBS. By leveraging the hobooBox™   technology, Truition is able to provide its current and future hospitality customers with a complete and seamlessly integrated solution, “ said Butch Langlois, President and CEO of Truition. 

Truition’s unique mix of technology and service has proven successful for travel and hospitality organizations such as TUI, Thistle Hotels and Lastminute.com, all of whom recognized that customers are increasingly turning to multiple online channels to find the best rates, up-to-date room availability, and guaranteed reservations.  Truition’s solution enabled these clients to flourish in the increasingly competitive online market by providing them with an easy and effective means of accessing and managing new markets.

About Truition:

Truition is a leading provider of online marketplace solutions for the enterprise sector. Truition offers a unique mix of technology and account management services, enabling its clients to have strategic, cost-effective access to the world’s online marketplaces.  Truition's client base includes F1000 retailers and manufacturers, logistics and travel/hospitality providers, as well as some of the worlds most recognized sporting leagues and memorabilia sellers.

Truition's clients include the National Hockey League (NHL), Dell Financial Services, New Line Cinema, ShopNBC, CompUSA and Major League Baseball (MLB).  The company is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with offices in Boston, London and Frankfurt. 

More information about Truition can be found at www.truition.com

About Hotel Booking Solutions, LLC

Hotel Booking Solutions develops and provides unique, revolutionary solutions to connect and manage bottom line results for the hospitality industry. Its premier product, hobooBox™, is a channel management software which increases hotel occupancy, minimizes labor costs and increases the efficiency of hotels' reservation systems, by allowing hotels to manage multiple distribution channels seamlessly from their PMS or CRS. HBS serves more than 1,500 hotel customers on three continents. Headquartered in New Orleans, HBS operates a European office in Austria. 

Visit the company at www.hotelbookingsolutions.com .


 
Contact:

Hotel Booking Solutions
Stephen Burke
(504) 309-1664
sb@hoboo.com
www.hotelbookingsolutions.com


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