Reservation System, Internet and Voice Services Offerings
|DALLAS and LONDON (August 16, 2005) — Pegasus
Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: PEGS) today announced that Distinguished Hotels
International has selected several Pegasus reservations services, including
the RezView® central reservation system (CRS), NetBooker® Internet
booking engine, and both private-label and Utell by Pegasus™ voice services.
Distinguished Hotels is a collection of over 130 upscale boutique and lifestyle
hotels in 20 countries around the world. Dallas-based Pegasus Solutions
is a global leader in providing technology and services to hotels and travel
Using Pegasus’ RezView CRS, Distinguished Hotels have their own chain code and will be able to promote their own brand, while still benefiting from the TravelCom® online commission processing system and simplified rate management tools. Travel agents are now able to book Distinguished Hotels on the global distribution systems (GDSs) under the chain code DH.
The award-winning RezView is a highly customizable CRS that can be easily integrated with a suite of complementary services, including voice reservation services and Internet booking tools. Pegasus’ voice services offer a professional call answering service for hoteliers, with voice representation in 41 countries and 11 languages. Distinguished Hotels’ choice of private-label voice processing means travel agents will soon be able to call one local number to book Distinguished Hotels, while Distinguished Hotels will continue to benefit from voice reservations made through the Utell by Pegasus voice centers. NetBooker, Pegasus’ private-label Internet booking engine, integrates seamlessly with the RezView CRS and Distinguished Hotels’ own Web site for real-time booking confirmations.
“Distinguished Hotels was looking to establish our own chain code so we could grow our brand amongst the travel agency community,” said Daniel Simmons, deputy managing director of Distinguished Hotels. He continued: “Pegasus provides us with the technology and services we need to enable us to provide the best possible service to our hotels.”
Peter Fitzgerald, vice president of international sales for Pegasus, said: “We are very pleased that Distinguished Hotels has chosen Pegasus as their technology provider as they move from the Utell by Pegasus service onto their own chain code. This has been an important relationship for us, and we look forward to helping Distinguished Hotels promote their brand going forward.”
Pegasus’ RezView is the most widely used CRS in the hotel industry, serving approximately 7,500 properties. RezView has won the World Travel Awards “Best Reservations Service” title three years running.
Dallas-based Pegasus Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: PEGS) 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 60,000 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, hotelbook.com™. The company’s representation services, including Utell by Pegasus™ and Unirez by Pegasus™, are used by nearly 7,000 member hotels in 140 countries, making Pegasus the hotel industry’s largest third-party marketing and reservations provider. Pegasus has 18 offices in 13 countries, including regional hubs in London, Scottsdale and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.pegs.com.
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