today announced that TUI interactive has implemented technology from Pegasus for Internet hotel bookings. The TUI Hotel Portal now offers real-time hotel bookings from several large international hotel chains, that are available through Pegasus’ electronic distribution service.Ê Dallas-based Pegasus Solutions is a global leader in providing technology and services to hotels and travel distributors.
Based in Hanover, Germany, TUI interactive is part of TUI, Europe’s leading tourism group, with a portfolio that includes airlines, hotels, travel agencies and tour operators.Ê TUI interactive operates the TUI Hotel Portal at www.tui-hotels.com and www.tui.de.Ê With its connectivity through Pegasus, the portal has a selection of hotels, starting with Marriott, Best Western and InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, and will gradually add other chains.Ê The TUI portal now offers live inventory, rates and images, mainly from these brands.Ê
TUI interactive made specific choices among the many chains and hotel companies offered through Pegasus and selected companies with destinations to serve its travelers, including Rome, London, Prague and Paris. In addition, the new offerings of the TUI Hotel Portal include properties in destinations, such as Milan and Venice, served by the low-cost carrier Hapag-Lloyd Express, which is part of the TUI corporate group. Before the end of year, the Hotel Portal will be activated on www.hlx.com as well as on www.hlf.de.
Michael Ohm, managing director for TUI interactive GmbH, said:Ê “The distribution service from Pegasus enabled TUI to create the best arrangement for the needs of our customers.Ê We have been able to choose specific hotel chains and destinations for the TUI Hotel Portal among the thousands of properties in Pegasus’ database.Ê We will continue to add brands and destinations that give our customers even more choices.Ê Additionally, the success of this implementation has led us to consider other services from Pegasus Solutions.”
Gideon Dean, senior vice president of sales for Pegasus, said:Ê “This implementation by TUI interactive is unique, but not unusual for Pegasus.Ê It shows again that we are committed to working with customers to create solutions that meet their needs.Ê TUI had complete flexibility to select the chains that would suit its customers best.”Ê
With the implementation by the TUI Hotel Portal, Pegasus offers participating hotels another distribution channel for their inventory, rates and images. The TUI portal accesses Pegasus’ Online Distribution Database, which feeds more than 75,000 images and detailed property information to Pegasus’ Online Distribution Network.