Pegasus Solutions Introduces Descriptive Content Updates to GDS

  • Pegasus Solutions Inc.
  • 07.02.10
Pegasus Solutions is introducing descriptive content pushes to the global distribution systems (GDSs) based on feedback gathered from existing customers and during its inaugural Next Generation Shopping Summit earlier this year.

Responding to a need articulated by suppliers and distributors to better merchandise the hotel experience, Pegasus’ service will offer hotels a single point of entry and management for both GDS and alternative distribution system (ADS) descriptive hotel content updates.

Pegasus currently manages the largest repository of hotel descriptive content in the world with its Hotel Content Database (HCD), which houses images, property and room descriptions for nearly 100,000 hotels. With the current enhancements, hotel descriptive content entered into the HCD by a hotel chain, either via XML Update Interface or via Pegasus’ content manager, will not only be used in online distribution, but also for managing content in the GDSs.

“Hotels shoulder a huge responsibility in maintaining rates, availability and descriptive content across the fragmented shopping spectrum,” said Mike Kistner, chief executive officer of Pegasus Solutions. “Our ongoing discussions with customers, as well as with suppliers and distributors during the Next Generation Shopping Summit, have focused on how to consistently distribute increasingly complex product and prices. If we can streamline the distribution of hotel descriptive content to both channels with this service, then we’ve moved one step closer to addressing the burden on suppliers, and ultimately the needs of distributors.”

Currently, Pegasus’ HCD regularly pushes descriptive content to several online travel agencies (OTA). With the service updates, the HCD will also provide the same descriptive content, supplied through a single point of entry, to the four GDSs.

Pegasus Solutions is one of the world’s leading provider of technology and services to hotels and travel distributors, supplying the award-winning RezView® NG central reservation system, electronic distribution services, advanced agency commission processing and payment services, and hotel marketing representation services. Founded in 1989, Pegasus created and launched the hotel switch, and today its customers include nearly 100,000 properties around the globe as well as a majority of the world’s travel agencies. Additionally, Pegasus’ powerful representation arm incorporates Utell® Hotels & Resorts and Utell Connect, services that have been chosen by more than 9,000 member hotels in 146 countries, making Pegasus the hotel industry’s largest third-party marketing, sales and reservations specialist. Pegasus also powers the niche consumer Web site™, dedicated to promoting independent and boutique hotels throughout the world. Headquartered in Dallas, Pegasus has 18 offices in 11 countries, including regional hubs in London, Singapore and Scottsdale, Ariz.

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