Telewest Travel Provides DG&G ‘s Web Gazetteers

21st Oct 2003

Telewest Travel

has announced that DG&G has become latest content addition
to its market-leading Endeavour portal. DG&G produces the Gazetteers and for travel agents providing independent reviews of holiday
destinations, resorts and properties. Telewest Travel’s Endeavour portal
will be the first holiday booking portal to provide access to DG&G holiday
information to agents electronically.
Agents subscribing to can now use Endeavour to provide
immediate, real-time access to DG&G’s unique, accurate and unbiased
information about resorts and accommodation choices from across the globe.
Non- Gazetteers agents can subscriber via the portal or request a free
trial. DG&G has produced its “truth books” for the past 35 years, offering
travel agents a wide variety of essential details, which aid the sale of
holiday packages.

Via the Endeavour portal, subscribing agents will have an instant, easy
access route to DG&G’s extensive holiday review portfolio, which will be
stored online and updated regularly. The database consists of:

o 10,000 properties

o 630 resorts or cities

o 51 countries

o 650 detailed maps

Agents can use to search across country, region, resort or
property. The information produced will enable them to offer customers
unbiased, knowledgeable comment about their chosen destination in seconds.

Keith Webber, Head of Telewest Travel, said: “We are excited to be the first
provider to partner with DG&G and bring this solution to agents across the
country. Agents will now have access to a trusted holiday information
resource at the touch of a button, which will aid sales generation and
improve customer information, both of which are vital in the current

Simon Ferguson, General Manager DG&G Travel Information, said: “Partnering
with Telewest creates an exciting new distribution opportunity for us. The
speed at which agents can access via the Endeavour Portal
will increase convenience for existing subscribers, and allow more agents to
utilise the Gazetteers’ unique point-of-sale information”


In line with the introduction of DG&G as a new partner to the Endeavour
Portal, Telewest Travel has improved the ‘ease of use’ of it’s site by
collating all partners under one section, which can be accessed via the
newly introduced ‘Portal Partners’ button on the homepage. The changes to
the Endeavour Portal will make access to services, such as partner sites,
far easier and more manageable for agents.


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