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TRUST.WIZCOM and IDeaS Implement One of the First
Interfaces Using New Industry Standards
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New interface allows seamless exchange of data between
IDeaS’ revenue management solution and
Voyager Central Reservation System
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Langley and Minneapolis, Minnesota – June 19, 2006 – IDeaS, the leading provider of hospitality revenue optimization solutions and one of the industry’s fastest growing technology companies today announced the successful development and implementation of a Web Services interface between Voyager Central Reservation System (CRS) and IDeaS’ revenue management solution. The Voyager Central Reservation System is a product of TRUST.WIZCOM, a subsidiary of Cendant Travel Distribution Services (TDS), a global provider of technology and distribution solutions for the hospitality and leisure industry. This collaboration is an important step for the hotel industry as it represents one of the first interfaces created using Online TravelAlliance (OTA) standards, and in close collaboration with Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) efforts for common implementation of those standards.  

IDeaS and TRUST.WIZCOM have a number of common clients who will experience the convenience of having IDeaS pricing and revenue information automatically sent to the Voyager CRS. 

“We have seen significant interest from many of our hotels for the introduction of this interface,” said Linda Hatfield, Vice President of Product Management for IDeaS. “We are delighted to have worked with TRUST.WIZCOM to deliver one of the first interfaces using the new OTA and HTNG standards. This solution will remove the manual work previously required to constantly enter and update restrictions, and at the same time provide better demand optimization and rate parity to the hotels.”

“Delivering this capability for our clients has been a high priority,” said Richard Wiegmann, COO of TRUST.WIZCOM “We have been working closely with IDeaS for some time now, both on the development of this interface and the successful implementation with our customers.”

“IDeaS and Cendant Travel Distribution Services (TRUST.WIZCOM’s parent company) were both founding members of the HTNG organization and have made critical contributions to our Property Distribution Workgroup,” said Douglas C. Rice, Executive Director of HTNG. “Through this group we are completing a common, multi-vendor implementation of OTA standards that will make the hospitality marketplace a friendlier place for our hotel users. The IDeaS-Voyager CRS integration should provide immediate business benefit for users of the two systems, but it is also an important first step towards an industry where open integration will be commonplace.”

About Cendant Travel Distribution Services 

Cendant Corporation’s (NYSE: CD) TDS is one of the world’s largest and most geographically diverse collections of travel brands and distribution businesses.  The division, employing approximately 8,000 people and operating in nearly 130 countries, includes:  leading GDS (global distribution system) Galileo, serving more than 50,000 travel agencies and over 60,000 hotels; GTA, (Gullivers Travel Associates), a leading wholesaler and global online provider of hotels, destination services, travel packages and group tours; and leading online travel agencies including Orbitz®.
 
About TRUST.WIZCOM

TRUST.WIZCOM (www.trustwizcom.com) is a subsidiary of Cendant’s Travel Distribution Services Division.  It develops and implements state-of-the-art central reservation systems, providing tailor-made, real-time reservations and global distribution solutions for the hospitality industry. TRUST.WIZCOM services include CRS services and software, private label telephone lines, connectivity to all Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and various Web sites and Internet platforms as well as the full range of Connectivity, Data Management, CRS and Global Voice Solutions are offered to the hotel and car rental businesses. The company serves 44 countries from its Customer Communication Centers strategically located in North America, Europe and The Far East. 

About IDeaS
Integrated Decisions and Systems, Inc. (IDeaS) is the leading provider of hospitality focused pricing and revenue optimization solutions. IDeaS products offer award-winning technical innovation paired with unsurpassed personalized support. Our products are specifically designed to provide hoteliers with a clear vision to their data, thereby giving them greater control over their business.  

IDeaS primary market focus is the global hospitality industry. The Company’s clients include some of the most-prestigious companies in the world, including InterContinental Hotels Group, Hyatt International, Hilton International, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, Shangri-La, Kempinski Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels, Universal Orlando, Travelodge UK, Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts, The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Vail Resorts and Gaylord Entertainment properties, such as Gaylord Opryland.  

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, IDeaS maintains global technology, support and sales offices in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and Asia.  For more information, visit www.ideas.com or call +1 952 698 4200.

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Contact:

Christiane Seelgen
Cendant Travel Distribution Services 
TRUST. WIZCOM. Division
+49(0)69 6 65 64 607 • e-mail: cseelgen@trustinternational.com
www.hospitality.cendant.com or www.trustinternational.com

Amy McNeil-Anderson
Director of Marketing
IDeaS Revenue Optimization
Office : +1 952 698 4200
Direct : +1 952 698 4218
Fax : +1 952 698 4299
www.ideas.com


 
Also See: Hyatt International continues its roll-out of IDeaS Revenue Optimization / May 2006
IDeaS Adds to its Americas Sales Team with the Appointment of Two Long-time Hospitality Industry Professionals; Cliff Atkinson and Adam Werner to Sell IDeaS Acclaimed ASP Solutions / March 2006


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