Pegasus Solutions, Inc. has signed an agreement to provide UltraDirect distribution services to Kuoni Travel Ltd., the largest travel company in Switzerland and one of the world’s leading tour operators. Use of UltraDirect, which was also tapped last year by Kuoni Destination Management, will place Kuoni in a position to grow revenue by offering dynamic packaging to its global portfolio of online shoppers.Specializing in luxury and tailor-made holidays, Kuoni offers vacations to more than 95 destinations worldwide including escorted tours, safaris, cruises, train journeys, fly-drive, multi-center, group holidays and hotel-based holidays - all of which present opportunities for dynamic packaging, according to Tore Wick, vice president of business development for Pegasus.
“UltraDirect will allow Kuoni to integrate bookings with other services or data sources while also providing complete control of their Web site’s front end,” said Wick. “This means the company can work with any of their hotels or agents to easily and efficiently source and offer the complete experience and add-ons travelers are looking for, breaking through barriers of coordinating access and availability.”
UltraDirect will provide Kuoni’s direct connections to hotel central reservation systems (CRS) through the Pegasus Switch, providing real-time access to CRS information. The technology also enables fast, immediate confirmation of booking and cancellation requests, and secure access to negotiated rates.
“With this offering from Pegasus, we give our customers additional product choices and continue to deliver the quality our customers expect,” said Bojan Jokic, CIO of the Kuoni Group