TRAVELOCITY EXPANDS RELATIONSHIP WITH HBSI
COMPANIES TEAM UP TO LINK WORLDWIDE SUPPLY PARTNERS IN KEY DESTINATIONS LIKE LAS VEGAS AND THE CARRIBBEAN
SOUTHLAKE, Texas (March 10, 2011) – Travelocity and Hotel Booking Solutions Inc. (HBSi) have enhanced the way hotels link their systems to Travelocity for seamless rate and room management and automated booking delivery.
Recent developments made by the HBSi and Travelocity teams allow HBSi access to Travelocity’s global hotel platform and more robust pricing models including the opaque pricing used in the Top Secret Hotel program as well as Travelocity’s latest promotional pricing.
These new capabilities complement technology already provided by HBSi that enables last room availability and same day bookings within Travelocity’s hotel shopping engine.
“HBSi is a valuable resource for us and our hotel suppliers,” said Noreen Henry, senior vice president, global partner services, Travelocity. “We’re excited to roll out these enhancements and look forward to continuing our relationship with them.”
“Travelocity has been a valued partner of HBSi for more than four years, which is a testament to our shared philosophy that robust, reliable, real time connectivity drives revenue; a win for Travelocity and its hotel partners,” said Peter Krebs, HBSi’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to our continued collaboration with Travelocity to drive greater value and advancement to the online travel industry.”
About Travelocity Global Travelocity® is committed to being the traveler's champion -- before, during and after the trip – and provides the most comprehensive and proactive guarantee in the industry (http://www.travelocity.com/guarantee). This customer-driven focus, backed by 24/7 live phone support, competitive prices and powerful shopping technology has made Travelocity one of the largest travel companies in the world. Travelocity also owns and operates: Travelocity Business® for corporate travel; igougo.com, a leading online travel community; lastminute.com, a leader in European online travel; and ZUJI, a leader in Asia-Pacific online travel. Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation, a world leader in travel marketing and distribution.
About Hotel Booking Solutions Incorporated HBSi, an IBS Group company, has for more than a decade led the market in providing real time channel management and connectivity services to the Hotel industry. With the largest network of real-time connections to the leisure market, HBSi’s iDemand Gateway fully integrates to any PMS or CRS. HBSi focuses on speed to market, relevance of its supply and distribution networks, and integration expertise to drive increased revenue to its partners. HBSi’s hotel customers span more than 40 countries worldwide, including Best Western, Boscolo Hotels, Fairmont, Caesars, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, IHG, Kerzner, Loew’s, Raffles, and Sandals. The company’s travel partners include Allied TPro, Flight Centre, MLT Vacations, Pleasant Holidays and Travelocity. For more information, visit www.hbsconnect.com.