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Trust International Connects with Room Key as CRS Direct Connect


Frankfurt, Orlando and Singapore– 5 April, 2012 – Trust International, one of the world’s leading centralized reservation system (CRS) providers, announced today that it has partnered with Room Key, the new online hotel search engine owned by six of the world’s leading hotel companies.  The partnership creates a direct connect between the two organizations and enables Trust International’s hotel group clients, representing more than 6,300 hotel properties all over the world, to have their hotels displayed via this new industry initiative that drives business directly to a hotel’s own website.
 
Room Key, founded by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE: IHG), Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) and Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), or their respective affiliates, in January 2012 launched Roomkey.com, its hotel search engine.  Room Key is designed to help hotels distribute rooms easily, accurately, and directly and provide consumers the simplicity, transparency and breadth of choice they expect from a search engine while delivering the flexibility, accuracy and assurance they expect from the hospitality industry.
 
“Trust International has a successful history of working with innovative new ventures that challenge the status quo with fresh concepts for delivering revenue, increasing efficiency or enhancing customer services,” said Richard Wiegmann, managing director of Trust International.  “Room Key is exactly what our hoteliers have been seeking.  Room Key allows hotels to take care of their guests from the moment they begin searching for rooms.  In addition to bringing hotels even closer to their guests, it offers them greater flexibility, accuracy and assurance in their booking decisions, while providing a much-needed, cost-effective booking channel that helps the hotels retain more booking revenue.” 
 
“We are thrilled to have Trust join Room Key as a centralized reservation system partner, connecting directly to our hotel search engine,” stated John F. Davis III, Chief Executive Officer of Room Key.  “The addition of a CRS to our network of corporate hotel partners allows us to expand our Room Key inventory to include the 6,300 properties that Trust represents, and this is critical in our efforts to provide our consumers the right hotel in the right place at the right price.”

About Trust International Hotel Reservation Services GmbH
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, Internet booking engines 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 systems and delivery of superior customer value.

 
Press contact for further information:
 
Trust International Hotel Reservation Services:
Marketing Department
Tel: +49(0)69 664 089 1502
info@trustinternational.com

Julie Shepherd, Accentuate PR for Trust International USA

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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