Lexington Services On Schedule for Migration to Spirit Hotel Reservation System, Powered by CSC Serv

16th Aug 2001

Lexington Services, a subsidiary of Travel Services International, Inc., is on schedule for the migration from its current proprietary hotel reservation system to the new SPIRIT(TM) hotel reservation system, powered by CSC Services (NYSE: CSC). The system migration, moving more than 4,000 hotel properties to the new SPIRIT system, will be one of the largest ever of its kind in the hospitality industry.
Lexington Services is the largest provider of hotel reservations in North America and second largest in the world, with development representative offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia and Asia. Lexington Services is a major component of Travel Services International`s Lodging segment.
“We set an ambitious schedule for the system migration,” said Zolon Wilkins III, president of Lexington Services. “We are happy to announce that, through the hard work of our technical team and CSC Services, we will be completing the system change on time, with the migration of hotel data beginning in August.”
The new SPIRIT system, through LexLink(R) OnLine, will offer truly integrated functions to hotels, such as seamless connectivity to major distribution channels; automatic rate changes in the SPIRIT, GDS and Internet Distribution Systems; major reporting enhancements with more access to production and marketing data; and marketing management features, like Confirmation Marketing Message management, that allow hotels to immediately implement and control marketing messages.
Lexington Services is the largest provider of reservations and technology services to hotels in North America and second largest in the world. As the exclusive marketer and distributor of the SPIRIT(TM) Reservation System, Powered by CSC Services, Lexington capitalizes on the power of the travel agent global distribution systems (GDS), Internet travel portals, marketing alliances and its own call center strengths to manage and process hotel reservations electronically. Servicing nearly 4,000 hotels, encompassing 28 brands in 81 countries worldwide, Lexington has corporate offices in Dallas/Las Colinas, Los Angeles, Miami and London, and has development representative offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia and Asia. More information about Lexington Services is available at www.lexres.com.
Travel Services International, Inc., is a leading specialized distributor of leisure travel products including cruise vacations, vacation packages, domestic and international airline tickets and European auto rentals, and is a leading provider of travel services, such as electronic hotel reservation services, specialized hotel programs and services and incentive travel programs. The company provides services to both travel agents and travelers, offering a unique combination of specialized expertise, the ability to compare options from multiple providers and competitive prices. More information about Travel Services International, Inc., may be obtained through their Web site at www.mytravel.com.


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