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 Accovia Offers Blocked Space Allotments
on Scheduled and Charter Flights

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Travel Service Providers Maximize Revenue and Control
of Owned and Managed Air Inventory 

Montreal, Canada - May 2, 2005 - AccoviaR Inc., a global leader in travel packaging technology, today announced the immediate availability of block allotment module (BAM) technology.  Accovia's BAM allows travel service providers to own, manage and sell allotted inventories on both scheduled airlines and charter flights.  Travel service providers can now ensure availability with selected suppliers and control inventories and prices to maximize revenue potential.  

Through secured agreements with the airline, travel service providers can block a specific number of seats per carrier for a specified range of dates, seasons, class of service and more, thereby increasing revenue potential.  With BAM, travel service providers who own blocked space on scheduled and charter airlines can open, close and limit inventories as required.  

"The potential for increased revenue and flexibility offered by Accovia's BAM technology provides a clear advantage for clients in today's competitive environment," said Paul Robillard, vice president of sales and marketing at Accovia.  "Through Web Services, we provide our clients with a single point of contact that reaches different procurement sources seamlessly.  Accovia handles the complexity so clients can focus on their customer demands for choice and superior service."   

BAM takes advantage of proprietary technology already offered with Accovia's Air Solution.  Inventories are defined, stored and managed locally in BAM with corresponding fares stored in Accovia's fare management tool.  With its own faring and booking capability, BAM can host blocked inventories and generate data and reports for the travel service provider.  BAM can be purchased as a standalone module for inventory procurement and management or as an additional channel for the Air Solution, representing one of multiple procurement sources used to display a variety of itineraries and prices. 

Travel service providers can maximize selling opportunities and revenue potential by offering their customers as much flexibility and variety as possible.  Through Accovia Web Services, the travel service provider enjoys a single point of contact to access numerous procurement sources which can include BAM, traditional GDSs, Navitaire's DirectNet, ITA Software, and other GDS New Entrants (GNEs).  Further, the search results broadcast from these varied sources can be prioritized and displayed according to seller preferences then booked in BAM, a GDS, or a GNE depending on the procurement source selected for a specific inventory type or supplier.  

Accovia Air Solution

The Accovia Air Solution takes advantage of ITA Software's state-of-the-art technology to offer clients scheduled airfares which can be sold individually or dynamically packaged with other travel components.  The Accovia Air Solution, implemented with Accovia's Web Service, follows OTA specifications and offers travel service providers the competitive advantage of broadcasting a wider range of airline services, including the best available validated itineraries and pricing options, through a single-source procurement channel that expedites faring and availability requests in record time and automates booking and ticketing on different channels. 

About Accovia
AccoviaR, Inc. is a leading provider of travel packaging technology with a Travel Package Management product suite for procuring, packaging, selling and distributing multi-component travel services through GDS, call center, Internet and direct channels. Accovia's technology solutions enable travel wholesalers and retailers to significantly increase profit margins through the ability to create and customize travel packages, which can be sold under a single price. The company provides a complete travel distribution service that links travel marketers and distributors to traditional and Internet travel channels using a single cost-effective connection. Accovia's technology solutions can be fully customized and privately labeled to accommodate diverse business models. More than 40 travel companies in 8 countries use Accovia's technology to send over 25 million people on trips each year.  Founded in 1985, the company has offices in the United States, Canada and France. For more information about Accovia visit www.accovia.com

Accovia is a trademark of Accovia, Inc. Any other marks used in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of the manufacturers or marketers of the products with which the marks are associated. 


 
Contact:

Meghan O'Driscoll
(media relations for Accovia)
Reichert Communications, LLC
Senior Account Executive
Tel:415.296.5132
meghan@reichertcom.com
 

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