Hotel Concepts Completes System Integration with the Expedia QuickConnect Platform

  • Itesso, an Amadeus Company
  • 07.12.07
Hotel Concepts, a leading global provider of property management/CRS technology solutions, announced that integration has been completed between their popular IDPMS solution and Expedia QuickConnect™, a reservation system interface that allows hotel partners to easily and efficiently link property management and central reservation systems to Expedia®.

“Hotel Concepts recognizes the importance of Independent Distribution Channels to our hotel customers in today’s fast paced and competitive internet booking environment,” said Erik Weller, Hotel Concepts’ COO. “We are pleased to be one of the first PMS providers to take advantage of the new Expedia QuickConnect platform. This new interface will enable our customers to eliminate manual updates and other time-consuming tasks on Expedia’s Extranet. With quick connectivity to a vast global network of travel resources, our IDPMS users can be assured that their rates and inventory are always accurate and up to date.”

Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), the world's leading online travel provider, recently introduced the Expedia QuickConnect platform in order to create a more streamlined connectivity solution for their hotel partners. As a next-generation XML Web service, Expedia QuickConnect was developed to be a break from traditional Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and legacy connectivity solutions, and is the first open API from an online travel agency. Through the new interface with Hotel Concepts, IDMPS users now have direct access to Expedia’s powerful network of travel portals.

“Our hotel customers rely heavily on exposure of their available rooms through the Expedia network. Now, with our certified IDPMS / QuickConnect interface, they can continue to enjoy the benefits of widespread global distribution with a lot less time and effort on their part,” said Jason Cape, Hotel Concepts’ sales manager.

 “Hotel Concepts has demonstrated their focused distribution strategy by being one of the first property management system providers in the industry to offer their users the Expedia QuickConnect solution,” said Barry Gleason, vice president of business development for Expedia, Inc. Partner Service Group.




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