announced it is implementing a three-year hotel reservations technology/distribution services agreement with Quality Reservations Deutschland GmbH, a leading hotel reservations representation company in Germany.
Comprising more than 300 independent and small-chain hotels throughout Europe, the agreement with Quality Reservations is expected to represent approximately 80,000 room reservations annually.
Quality Reservations` properties are now Powered by Pegasus for Internet bookings. Under the agreement, Quality Reservations` branded Web site qr-hotels.com switched from an Amadeus Internet booking engine to Pegasus` NetBookerTM booking engine, enabling Quality Reservations` member hotels to receive real-time Internet reservations directly via Quality`s CRS. In addition, Quality Reservations` call center reservations agents are accessing Pegasus` NetBooker Internet booking engine to take voice reservations on behalf of Quality`s member hotels.
is now in the process of cutting over from the Wizcom switch to the Pegasus Electronic Distribution Switch for seamless connectivity between its CRS and the GDSs, such as Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre and Worldspan. Quality will be bookable on the GDSs via the code “QR.”
“At Quality Reservations, we`ve built our reputation on providing easy and comprehensive reservation and distribution services for our hotel members, whether through the Internet, our call center agents or through travel agencies. Switching to Pegasus ensures we are technology fortified to continue to do just that,” said Carolin Thelen, managing director at Quality Reservations. “Pegasus has demonstrated that it shares our common vision of supporting the German travel market as it continues to flourish.”
“We recognize the incredible potential of the German travel market, particularly with independent and small-chain hotels desiring the global reach and technological advances typically available only to the major hotel players. Our newly forged relationship with Quality Reservations reflects our determination to increase our involvement with independent resort and boutique properties in burgeoning markets worldwide,” said Gideon Dean, senior vice president of worldwide technology sales for Pegasus Solutions, Inc.
According to Jupiter MMXI, Germany is the second largest online travel market in Europe, with 5.1 million unique visitors in January 2002. Investment company Bear Stearns predicts that the online booking of hotel rooms worldwide will grow to $15.5 billion in 2006 from $3.8 billion in 2000.
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