SCS Solars Computing Systems Inc. (“SolarNet”), a leading provider of information management and electronic distribution solutions for the travel industry, today announced the signing of another leading air consolidator for the use of its LiveLinx product, Hari World Travel of New York, NY.
Hari World Travel has been in business since 1968 and is one of North America’s largest and oldest travel vendors of air consolidation product. Well known in the travel industry, with an impressive travel agency base exceeding 5,000, Hari World offers some of the most competitive prices in the industry today. Owner Prem Cohly acknowledges that it is time Hari World Travel maximized its distribution to its travel agents by using the oldest and most predominant method available, the Global Distribution System/Computerized Reservation System (“GDS/CRS”) networks. These networks are responsible for linking ninety-five percent of the worlds travel agents with the travel product they search out and sell on a daily basis.
Hari World Travel has offices in New York, Atlanta and California, providing departures from over 250 cities in North America to Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and the South Pacific. Hari World Travel will use SolarNet’s bundled LiveLinx/ Wings fare entry software system to broadcast its travel fares to the travel agency community. SolarNet’s LiveLinx product hosts a travel vendor’s database of travel product and has information search capabilities. LiveLinx is accessible from the Internet as well as all four GDS/CRS networks: Sabre
Bob Wilson, Director of Account Development at SolarNet commented. “SolarNet’s LiveLinx product has a proven track record of improving the profitability and productivity of its participants and this has been a huge factor in attracting Hari World. No other company can provide this type of cost effective, electronic information distribution solution to travel agencies via all GDS/CRS networks and the Internet.”
Bob Wilson, further stated, “In March 2001 both Northwest Airlines and KLM announced that they will be eliminating commissions on Internet ticketed sales in the USA and Canada. This may be the beginning of a trend in the Airline Industry and, if so, will force consolidators to focus product distribution through the traditional travel agent using the GDS/CRS networks. SolarNet is the largest aggregator of air consolidator inventory providing this electronic distribution solution.”