SCS Solars Computing Systems has signed another LiveLinx(x)PLUS contract, with Brendan Tours headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
As announced recently, LiveLinx(x)PLUS is the next stage in SolarNet`s development that allows the Company to generate transaction fees.
LiveLinx(x)PLUS lets the travel agent determine the availability of specific classes of seating on scheduled airlines, then sends a detailed Automated Booking Messaging (“ABM”) to the travel vendor. As with all SolarNet products, this availability check and ABM is conducted through one of the GDS`/CRS` networks. 95% of travel agents are connected to one of these four networks.
Brendan Tours has used SolarNet for its GDS/CRS distribution to travel agents since February 1999. The first contract was for the electronic distribution of its airfares to travel agents using the GDS/CRS networks through SolarNet`s LiveLinx product. LiveLinx(x)PLUS adds further automation by permitting the travel agent to check seat availability and electronically forward Brendan Tours an ABM without leaving the SolarNet screen on the GDS/CRS. This new technology will eliminate telephone calls and therefore result in increased efficiencies for both the travel agent and Brendan Tours.