Three UK travel agencies have chosen hotel inventory from the PlacesToStay reservation programme.
Inventory will be channeled to the three agencies - Media Travel Services, Custom Flights and Comfort Abroad - by Top Dog Developments.
PlacesToStay is the online hotel reservation business acquired by FEXCO AllTravel in September 2005. It offers travel trade distributors and consolidators real-time booking from an inventory of over 25,000 hotel properties offering attractive rates and commission payment.
Tim Wright, FEXCO AllTravel’s head of distribution and business development, says strategic partnerships with travel technology integrators and suppliers such as Top Dog are a key route to market for PlacesToStay.
“I’ve always said the best business is where everybody wins, and this is the case with Top Dog. By working closely with Top Dog, we are able to reach many more trade distributors across the UK effectively and efficiently with our hotel inventory offer. In return, Top Dog adds further value to its technology-based relationship with its agency customers by enabling fast, secure booking access to a wide range of hotels around the world.”
Top Dog solutions feature front and back office applications, search facilities, viewdata connection and XML links with suppliers that enable trade users to sell dynamic and pre-packaged holidays, as well as seat only, accommodation only and travel extras. Customers include Broadway Travel, Complete Travel Solutions, lowcostbeds and Sunstar Leisure.