KDS Partners with Pegasus to Provide Access to
Independent and Chain Hotels Globally
DALLAS (September 6, 2006) -- Pegasus Solutions, Inc. has announced that KDS, a leading provider of online business travel management solutions has signed a major agreement to use Pegasus’ UltraDirect ™ electronic distribution service. Dallas-based Pegasus Solutions is a global leader in providing technology and services to hotels and travel distributors.  

With Pegasus’ UltraDirect service, KDS users have direct access to more than 60,000 independent and chain hotels around the world, with instant venue information, such as rates, availability, reservations and inventory. UltraDirect also gives KDS customers complete control of the booking experience, making it easy to integrate other services for its business travel customers, such as car, flight and train reservations.

KDS pointed to the rapidly expanding market for self-booking tools as the reason behind its selection of Pegasus. “KDS always looks to enhance the control our customers have over their booking experience, and Pegasus allows us to offer another level of direct access to the central reservation systems of a wide selection of hotels worldwide. By working with Pegasus, we can expand the options of our customers as they face the daily demands of online business travel,” said Matthew Frost, KDS Sales Director in the UK.

UltraDirect works well with virtually any programming language and Web infrastructure, enabling KDS to customize its front-end interface to meet its customers’ travel needs. 

“We are excited to announce this partnership with KDS,” said Peter Fitzgerald, Vice President International Sales and Account Management of Pegasus Europe, Middle East and Africa. “The company is already established as the market leader for self-booking tools in Europe and the service and distribution strength that Pegasus provides complements KDS’s business travel management solutions.”
About KDS

KDS is a leading provider of online business travel management solutions. In order to dramatically reduce travel costs, KDS provides corporations with a unique online solution to optimize and automate travel procurement and expense management. KDS Corporate is a pioneer in the integration of expense reporting to business travel management in a single automated information system. KDS’ flagship product deals with all processes related to business travel and expenses, from budget authorization, travel planning and booking to expense reporting. Founded in 1994, KDS maintains offices in the US, UK, France and Germany.
For more information about KDS and its clients, visit www.kds.com.  

About Pegasus
Dallas-based Pegasus Solutions, Inc. 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, www.hotelbook.com. The company’s representation services, including Utell by Pegasus™ and Unirez by Pegasus™, are used by more than 7,000 member hotels in more than 130 countries, making Pegasus the hotel industry’s largest third-party marketing and reservations provider. Pegasus has 17 offices in 12 countries, including regional hubs in London, Singapore and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, please visit www.pegs.com.


Ariel Herr for Pegasus

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