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Trust International Adds Wego and Make My Trip as Partners
to Expand Internet Distribution for the Asian & Indian Markets



Frankfurt, Germany – April 20, 2009 – Trust International has added Wego (www.wego.com) and Make My Trip (www.MakeMyTrip.com) as Trust|Connect Internet Distribution Services (IDS) partners for Asia, India, and the other markets they serve, underlining Trust International’s commitment to connecting hotels to markets and simplifying the reservation process for all parties.

Wego searches across 100+ travel web sites in the time that it normally takes to search just one. This partnership will enable hotel groups such as Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces and other Trust partner hotels to promote its hotels and resorts to online visitors using Wego.com. Consumers will see the latest pricing and room availabilities for member properties.

Craig Hewett, Wego Founder & Chief Commercial Officer, said, “We are delighted to be working with Trust. This year is set to be a year of great growth for Wego, in terms of new product features and increasing user traffic, all of which are sure to benefit partners like Trust International.”

“Wego and Make My Trip are both important channels that allow us to provide our hotel clients with enhanced distribution options, particularly to the Asia Pacific and Indian markets. We recognize the importance of partnerships with search engines and online travel agencies (OTAs) as cost-effective channels to increase online distribution, and there is no doubt that both partners will assist in significantly increasing our hotels´online market share,” said Richard Wiegmann, COO & Managing Director Trust International. “This further expands our direct connect strategy of connecting important Internet distribution channels directly to our Voyager|CRS platform and, in so doing, complement our unique pairing of leading-edge technology with exceptional service and support.”

Trust|IDS, the network of OTA and IDS connected to Trust’s Voyager|CRS, seamlessly provides direct connectivity to reach online distributors and ultimately the booking hotel guest. Direct connects include such sites as Expedia, Booking.com, hotel.de, and Kiwi Collection.  Along with the growth of Internet bookings, the number of Trust’s direct connects is growing daily

About Trust International Hotel Reservation Services GmbH

www.trustinternational.comTrust 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. (http://www.trustinternational.com/)

About Wego.com

Wego.com (formerly Bezurk.com) allows travelers to search for flights, hotels, travel deals and travel research across 100+ travel websites in the time that it normally takes to search just one. Wego searches travel websites in real-time so that the latest pricing and availability are shown. Travelers are then linked through to partner websites to book. Wego.com was founded in 2005 by former executives from Intercontinental Hotels Group, Yahoo!, Priceline and ZUJI. News Digital Media, the Australian digital arm of News Limited and part of News Corp (NYSE: NWS), is an investor. In 2007, Business 2.0 magazine named Bezurk as one of “31 of the world’s hottest international web startups.” For more information, please visit www.wego.com/about

About Make My Trip

MakeMyTrip is the pioneer of the Online Travel Industry in India. Founded by Deep Kalra in 2000, the company initially focused on the US-India travel market. In September 2005, MakeMyTrip.com launched its India operations and has been growing exponentially ever since, with annual growth rates in excess of 100%. The company is on track to achieve sales of $350M (Rs.1500 crores) in the f.y.e. March 2009. MakeMyTrip is the dominant market leader with over 50% market share. When MakeMyTrip set up operations in India, the traveller had limited choice and was obliged to buy what the travel agent wanted to sell. Power lay in the hands of the travel agent and not the traveler. With the launch of its web site in 2005, MakeMyTrip empowered the Indian traveller by providing several choices and best-value services online. Today, the website is the most-visited travel website in the country.  MakeMyTrip leads the market with innovative products and services, selling over 12,000 air tickets, 1000 hotel room nights and 200 holiday packages daily, and enjoys a reputation for offering the ‘best deals’ in travel. It is the largest OTA (Online Travel Agent) in India and among the top 3 travel companies in the country.

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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
 

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