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Pegasus and Leonardo Ink Deal to Create ContentHub TM
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DALLAS and LONDON (February 13, 2008) — Pegasus Solutions, Inc. and Leonardo Media today announced they have entered into an agreement to create ContentHub TM, a comprehensive hotel content management solution. The new service, to be formally introduced in three weeks at ITB Berlin 2008, is designed to provide hotels with a single environment to manage and distribute all of their online hotel content. 

ContentHub will enable hotels to seamlessly access, update and manage their images and text, and then distribute the content to the many channels supported by both Pegasus and Leonardo. This enhanced content management service will also enable hotels to take full advantage of the numerous multi-media tools available to ensure their content is up-to-date and compelling. 

“This agreement between Pegasus and Leonardo brings together two best-in-breed industry leaders to provide the optimum in content management,” said Tore Wick, vice president of business development, Pegasus distribution services. “With Pegasus’ proven online distribution database (ODD) and Leonardo’s exceptional quality of media content and distribution, we will bring customers a truly comprehensive content management solution that enables them, for the first time, to effectively manage both images and text.” 

ContentHub’s single interface enables hotels to manage and distribute their content in a consistent manner to all channels, including the global distribution systems (GDSs), major travel Web sites, search engines, tour operators and travel consortia. This enables hotels to have consistency of content across a wider range of distribution channels, along with improved quality and freshness of content. In addition, the ContentHub will allow hotels to fully optimize their content to truly represent their brand on a global scale with multi-lingual capabilities incorporated into the text and images. 

“Today, visual content is imperative for hotels to have,” said David Elton, CEO, Leonardo Media. “To reach their consumers, hoteliers must efficiently manage images, text and video, and quickly move this content across multiple distribution channels. Managing this process is a daunting and expensive challenge. ContentHub eliminates these issues and delivers quality and consistency of brand content and unmatched distribution reach at a very affordable price.”

The Pegasus/Leonardo ContentHub will be introduced at ITB Berlin on March 5, 2008. 
For more information, or a demonstration, please visit Pegasus stand
number 111 located in hall 8.1. 

About Pegasus
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 78,000 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® Hotels & Resorts and Unirez by Pegasus™, are used by more than 9,300 member hotels in more than 130 countries, making Pegasus the hotel industry’s largest third-party marketing and reservations provider. Pegasus has 16 offices in 11 countries, including regional hubs in London, Singapore and Scottsdale, Arizona.  For more information, please visit www.pegs.com.

About Leonardo
Leonardo are innovators in travel content management, emarketing and distribution across the global travel network.  Leonardo’s solutions are designed to simplify the management and optimization of rich media content and provide a one stop shop for all travel channels to receive the latest and up-to-date digital content in the format that they require.   Leonardo manages rich media content for over 65,000 hotels and has contracts in place with 150 global hotel brands.  Its major travel channel partners include Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre, Worldspan, Pegasus, WizCom, Worldres along with Google, Yahoo!, Orbitz, Kayak and  NorthStar Travel Media.  For more information, please visit www.leonardo.com


 
Contact:

Julie Hines – Pegasus Solutions
+1 214.234.4267
julie.hines@pegs.com

Ariel Herr for Pegasus
+1 (214) 521-8596
acherr@mbapr.com

 

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