Apple Vacations Launches e-Commerce B2C Travel Solution

Intelligroup, Inc., (Nasdaq: ITIG), a leading global technology solutions and
services provider, and Apple Vacations, one of the largest tour operators,
today announced the successful launch of a self-service e-Commerce travel
solution. 
Apple Vacations` retail travel agents are using the recently
launched travel website built by Intelligroup to price and book Apple
Vacations travel packages, and hotel operators are managing their inventory of
hotel rooms online through the website.  Apple Vacations` internal reservation
agents are also using the e-Commerce travel solution to book scheduled and
charter flights, hotel rooms and car rentals online.
 
Intelligroup built the e-Commerce travel solution on a three-tier
architecture comprised of a web HTML front-end, Java-based web application
server and SAP R/3 ERP system.  Dynamic authorization portals and JavaServer
Pages (JSP) enable users to easily customize and control how travel
information is displayed and its flow on the web pages.  Reusable interfaces
built by Intelligroup enable different applications, front-ends and travel
booking engines, such as Sabre, to search and access scheduled and charter
flight, hotel and car rental availability and tour package information that is
stored and maintained in Apple Vacations` SAP R/3 ERP system.
 
“Intelligroup has built a feature-rich e-Commerce solution that uses
leading-edge technology, puts real-time information about our wide selection
of tours at the fingertips of our customers, and gives them an easy and fast
way to book tours, hotels and leisure travel services,” said Scott A.
LaBouliere, Director, Information Technology, Apple Vacations.  “We selected
Intelligroup because of their e-Commerce and SAP experience as well as their
ability to build a cost-effective and customer-friendly online travel website
that significantly enhances our ability to service our customers.”
 
“We are very pleased to have led this e-Commerce project to launch a
high-quality and cost-effective solution that improves and simplifies the
travel booking process for customers of Apple Vacations,” said John Beaumont,
Vice President, Field Operations, Intelligroup.  “The successful launch of
this travel website typifies our high-quality, and quick and efficient
delivery, giving Apple Vacations “speed-to-market” and improved service to
their customers.”


www.intelligroup.com

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