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Trust International and Kiwi Collection Partner for Luxury
Hotel Rate Distribution and Reservations


 

Frankfurt, Germany – November 10, 2008 –  Trust International (www.TrustInternational.com) has entered a partnership with Kiwi Collection (www.kiwicollection.com) for TrustIDS Connect services where Trust will distribute rates, availability and reservations directly to the reservation systems of the ultra luxury hotels that are members of the Kiwi Collection.  This marks an important addition to Trust’s direct connect footprint and illustrates Trust’s commitment to meeting their hotel partners’ needs to connect to key online hotel groups, such as Kiwi Collection, for internet distribution services (IDS).

“Kiwi Collection’s member hotels represent an elite group of the finest hotels in the world, so we are continually striving to improve our service and streamline every aspect of product while maintaining the highest standards of quality,” said Sameer Poonja, Vice President, Technology of Kiwi Collection.  “TrustIDS Connect’s interface will help us meet these objectives, as it will enable us to greatly reduce our distribution costs and enhance accuracy.”

The TrustIDS Connect interface eliminates the labor-intensive process and expense of maintaining an intermediary database with Kiwi Collection’s member hotels. This in turn will reduce processing errors and improve accuracy, while ensuring the correct rates are immediately available.

“Our TrustIDS Connect interfaces with Internet distribution channels’ third parties, as well as to property management systems and room management systems for Kiwi’s total ease of use  -- the ‘one stop, distribute all’ concept that is the Trust’s hallmark,” said Candida Toro, Trust International, VP Global Account Management.  “In addition, as we work together with Kiwi Collection, we can forge new partnerships between our partners to increase distribution and customer reach, while supporting our client’s wish to offer the most accurate rates and real-time availability.”

About the Kiwi Collection
From the quaintest inns to trend-setting hotels, from high-end ranches and lodges to the most luxurious of resorts – whatever the size, whatever the affiliation – Kiwi Collection features only the best places to stay in its publications, both in print and online.  Participation in Kiwi Collection publications by the inns, ranches, lodges, resorts and hotels is by invitation only.   On an on-going basis, the Kiwi team thoroughly researches, scrutinizes and evaluates properties. Less than one percent of all places to stay in the world are ever invited. 

Whether on business, a family vacation, or an escape for a romantic getaway, discriminating travelers can rest assured that when they choose a property recommended by Kiwi Collection, they have found not only a destination that suits their lifestyle but a masterpiece in the fine art of overnight hospitality.  For further information visit www.kiwicollection.com.

About Trust International 
Trust International is one of the world’s leading CRS providers and international hospitality partner. 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 as well as plug and play third party integration interfaces to PMS, RMS and CRM 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 & hardware and delivery of superior customer value. (www.trustinternational.com)

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Contact:

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

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

Kiwi Collection Inc.
Bradley Cocks
Tel.+61.2.8218.2115 – bradc@kiwicollection.com
 

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