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.TRUST International Receives HTNG Workgroup
Leadership Award 2007

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FRANKFURT, Germany, March 6th, 2008 – A senior manager at Trust International, a leading provider of reservation and distribution solutions for the hospitality industry, was presented with the Workgroup Leadership Award by the Property Distribution Solution Workgroup for her commitment and leading involvement in the Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) organization. For the second consecutive year, Trust’s Francesca Pasetti, Senior Product Manager for Interfaces, has been honored for her support and engagement.

The annual award is given to workgroup members that have been judged by their peers as having contributed the most to their workgroup's progress for that year.  This clear appreciation of Trust’s support in removing the boundaries of hospitality systems was celebrated at the fourth annual Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) Members’ Meeting and Conference in Seattle, Feb. 25th-27th. 

“We are really proud to be recognized by such a prestigious committee of renowned technology providers. Right from the start of the HTNG initiative, we felt the need to help build these standards and pioneer in developing them together with other HTNG members,” said Richard Wiegmann, COO of Trust International. “Being one of the first to have received HTNG certification, we have already been able to take full advantage of the standards with many of our clients, and we are looking forward to further increasing the mutual benefits of all parties involved.”

Douglas Rice, Executive Vice President & CEO, Hotel Technology Next Generation, added:  “HTNG facilitates the development of next-generation, customer-centric technologies to better meet the needs of the global hotel community. The success has been proven during the last year by providing an interface certification program that truly helps encourage the adoption of standards. The participation of leading technology providers such as Trust International has helped us achieve our goals of bringing to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems and needs.” 

About Trust International

Trust International is one of the world’s leading CRS providers and international hospitality partners. Trust´s services and supporting technologies help hotel chains and hospitality groups support their sales and marketing activities with the latest distribution solutions. The range of services includes CRS solutions and software, connectivity to all GDS and IDS channels, an Internet booking engine and third party integration to PMS, RMS and CMS systems. Trust International offers the full range of CRS-related products such as content management, business intelligence and commission payment services.

Via Trust´s own communication centers located in North America, Europe and The Far East customers in 47 countries are served with private label telephone reservation, concierge and telemarketing services. 

Established in 1989 Trust International is renowned for its highly reliable reservation platform, continuous investment in system software and hardware and delivery of superior customer value. 

(www.trustinternational.com)

About Hotel Technology Next Generation

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, non-profit organization with global scope. HTNG members include most leading hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors serving the hospitality market, and other industry members including consultants, media, and academic experts. HTNG’s members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems and needs. The HTNG certification program provides a “seal of assurance” for products that conform to HTNG specifications.

Membership in HTNG is open to hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, academics, press and others. Currently nearly 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum are active HTNG participants. Workgroup proceedings, drafts, and specifications are published for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. Specifications are released to the public domain when they are approved for certification.

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Contact:

Christiane Seelgen
Trust International by Travelport
Tel.+49 (0)69 66 40 89 15 03 - info@trustinternational.com

Julie Shepherd
Accentuate PR for Trust International in North America
Tel. +1 815 479 1833 – Julie@accentuatePR.com
 

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Also See: Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts Relies on Trust Technology for their Own Private Label Chain Code; Banyan Tree’s Private Label GDS code ‘BY’ powered by Trust|Voyager CRS / February 2008
Leveraging A Record 2007, Trust International Continues Hotel Distribution Success Story in 2008 / February 2008
NH Hoteles, Europe’s 3rd Largest Hotel Group, Renews Distribution Agreement with Trust International / February 2008
Trust International's New Voyager|CRS Release Increases Hotel Distribution Flexibility and Efficiency; Trust|Voyager adds more customized enhancements to support distribution strategy of hotels / January 2008
Trust International Successfully Implements Okura Hotels & Resorts on Trust|Voyager CRS; Hotels smoothly transitioned to new OC two-letter GDS Code / November 2007
Trust International Expands Relationship with Small Luxury Hotels of the World to Include Call Center Services in Asia-Pacific and Arabic Countries / November 2007
TravTech Selects TRUST International for Worldwide Distribution and Central Reservation Services / November 2007
The Oberoi Group Extends Successful Relationship with TRUST International & Fosters CRS Integration / October 2007
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