SPY Network Expands.

SPY Travel Network, the B2B E-wholesaler for land-based travel products, has entered into relationships in Kuwait, India, Japan, China and is close to deciding upon key relationships and arrangements in Taiwan, Indonesia and Australia.

The travel agency network has now reached the 2000 mark in just over 3 months. Linbert Travel Exchange has focussed on relationships to market and grow its SPY Travel Network and is constantly working on developing its hotel and resort partnerships where allotments and low-cut-off are key to securing the leisure business in Asia Pacific. Statistics have shown that about 98% of business is booked within 14 days on non-peak periods and 68% within 7 days as the leisure traveler still believes in making holiday plans on a last minute basis. Linbert provides its agency network with an effective tool to search, select, book and receive instant confirmations on reservations in real-time. In addition, all its wholesalers and retail travel agents are able to issue customized vouchers, in their own name/brand from their own offices. The SPY BBC Internet platform empowers both wholesalers and retail travel agencies and their network and customers with an “instant” travel reservation system with the least expensive communication costs today, as bookings are done directly over the Internet.

Linbert Travel Exchange owns and operates spyspy.com, winner of the Golden Web Award 2000 in the online B2B travel website category. The company is one of the early pioneers in adopting the Internet to distribute its travel products online to the travel community in 1997 with its B2B Internet platform. It has since leveraged its Internet infrastructure to introduce another the BBC System, another Internet platform that won the Intelligent 20 Award 2000, to help its wholesalers and retail travel agents to reach out to the online consumers.