ABACUS Offers Direct Booking to WG&A SuperFerry

Abacus
-powered travel agencies that are
accredited by Philippines’ largest ocean ferry transport company, are now
able to sell tickets for the popular WG&A SuperFerry directly through the
Abacus system.
WG&A SuperFerry, the largest ocean ferry transport company in the
Philippines with inter-island service links across the Philippines
archipelagos, is partnering exclusively with Abacus to expand distribution
of tickets of its SuperFerry fleet through the Global Distribution Service’s
extensive reach within the Philippines and across the Asia Pacific.

The Abacus system allows agents to make reservations and receive
instant confirmations of ticket availability of the SuperFerry fleet. It
will streamline the workflow of a travel agency by seamlessly transferring
passenger information from Abacus’ booking engine to WG&A’s reservation
system. This transfer of information immediately returns pertinent
information such as the WG&A booking number, SuperFerry rates and cabin and
departure information back to the travel agent.

“Abacus, with it’s wide distribution network in the Philippines and
across Asia Pacific, is a logical partner of choice for us to expand our
reach to service our Filipino customers both locally and abroad, and also
capture the visitor segment to the Philippines” said Mr. Raffy Sanvictores,
SuperFerry COO and Senior Vice President - Passage Division.

“The distribution of WG&A SuperFerry is a testament to Abacus’ local
touch and global reach strategy.  The start of this service in the
Philippines is only the beginning of our plans of fully automating our
travel agents with WG&A SuperFerry booking facilities. We currently empower
close to a thousand travel agents in the Philippines and have plans to
expand the WG&A SuperFerry distribution across Asia, into other countries
including Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia,” said Mr. Rogelio Sarreal, Vice
President of Associate Sales, Abacus.

Following the completion of the Abacus training course for the first
batch of WG&A accredited travel agents in the Philippines in September 2003,
passengers will be able to purchase SuperFerry tickets from agencies such as
Advel Travel Agency, Arise Travel & Tours, Cencorp Travel and Shroff Travel.

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Travel agents interested to learn more about selling SuperFerry
tickets through Abacus can contact Abacus Philippines for more information.
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