Destinations of the World Chooses Pegasus to Expand Distribution

  • Pegasus Solutions Inc.
  • 11.07.11
Leading global travel industry wholesaler, Destinations of the World (DOTW), has reached an agreement with Pegasus Solutions for UltraDirect® to direct connect to one of the largest collections of electronically bookable hotels in the world.

With more than 150,000 travel agent customers worldwide in more than 1,200 cities, DOTW has added Pegasus’ industry-leading UltraDirect technology to provide real-time access to updated rates and inventory for tens of thousands of hotels worldwide through the Pegasus switch. Specifically, Pegasus Solutions will facilitate net rate connectivity between DOTW and several of its hotel suppliers.  Currently, Pegasus’ UltraDirect connects to approximately 90,000 hotels worldwide, many of which contract net rates with DOTW.

Keith Fernandez, group managing director for DOTW, required a solution that incorporated access to hotel chain customers of DOTW, rate options, rich content and multilingual access. Fernandez said, “DOTW and Pegasus are delighted to have found a mutually beneficial business platform from which to work.  Pegasus not only offers the reliability and functionality we expect from a distribution partner, but they also support key features that further benefit both our customers and suppliers, especially the rich content and multilingual access.” 

DOTW operates a network of 21 offices in 16 countries worldwide, which includes more than 400 multilingual staff. Offering powerful search and booking capabilities, UltraDirect provides real-time and multilingual access to central reservation system (CRS) information for the complete network. It also connects staff to detailed property data and images from Pegasus’ Hotel Content Database, one of the world’s largest repositories of hotel descriptive content.

“It makes sense for a leading provider like DOTW to choose Pegasus for connectivity given our unrivaled offering of hotel rates, availability and descriptive content,” said Tom Gallagher, executive vice president, revenue generation for Pegasus Solutions. “This agreement also benefits our hotel customers as it will increase their booking opportunities.”

Pegasus Solutions is one of the world’s leading providers 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 currently its customers include approximately 90,000 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 6,000 member hotels in more than 130 countries. Pegasus is one of the hotel industry’s most experienced third-party marketing, sales and reservations specialists. It also powers the niche consumer website www.hotelbook.com™, dedicated to promoting independent and boutique hotels throughout the world. The company’s widely followed monthly data report, The Pegasus View, has been awarded a 2011 Stevie Award, and is recognized as the only hospitality report to monitor both actual business and leisure bookings.

Open Hospitality, a Pegasus Solutions company, delivers a full array of strategic online marketing solutions and accommodation booking options. Its award-winning marketing solutions focus exclusively on hotels and hospitality verticals, helping independent hotels, groups and chains raise online visibility, build market share and increase online reservations.

Pegasus has 22 offices in 12 countries, including Dallas, London, New York, Singapore and Scottsdale, Ariz.




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