Galaxy Travel Distribution System has signed a major supplier agreement with TravelHero.com
The Galaxy agreement with TravelHero.com, which initially focuses on TravelHero’s hotel properties in Mexico, will lead to the development of a seamless connection between Galaxy Travel Distribution System (Galaxy TDS) and TravelHero.com’s own on-line system, thanks to ABBIE, the switch solution.
According to Mr. Marco Gorin, Galaxy’s Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, the Galaxy/ABBIE connection will enable real-time commerce between Galaxy TDS world-wide users and TravelHero.com. “Initially, TDS users will be able to access the company’s net rate, available, high-margin inventory of over 250 hotel properties in the dynamic Mexican market, with all the immediate benefits that are traditionally offered by Galaxy’s TDS business formula,” he stated.
“For both parties, there are significant benefits gained as a result of the agreement. TravelHero.com will receive global distribution through Galaxy TDS. For Galaxy, it means high quality inventory in terms of pricing, thus allowing Galaxy’s Retail Travel Agents to generate higher revenues,” Gorin added.
Mr. David Pearsall, Director of Vacation Products for TravelHero.com, said, “We are pleased to partner with Galaxy TDS and to offer access to our expanding hotel inventory in Mexico where we are currently providing real-time reservations in over 40 cities and 250 hotels. Travel Hero.com covers all of Mexico with some excellent properties and pricing. With Galaxy growing in Mexico and key buyers signed up, Travel Hero.com sees an excellent opportunity for the two companies to grow in this region.”
The link-up between Galaxy and TravelHero.com represents yet another major step forward for Galaxy in asserting itself as the first true Global Distribution System for ground services. Galaxy plans to complete the interface work with TravelHero.com by late April 2005.