Telewest Signs up Ocean Village to Provide Viewdata Bookings

4th Oct 2002

Ocean Village, the new informal holiday concept from P&O Cruises, has
launched a new Viewdata service via Telewest`s Endeavour and Fastrak
products, enabling travel agents to make electronic bookings.

Ocean Village is the first brand from the P&O Cruises stable to be
available on the system and bookings can be made electronically by
keying OVH on Viewdata Fastrak.

RCI Europe, the leading timeshare exchange holiday company, is one of
the first agents to take bookings for Ocean Village`s cruises to the
Mediterranean, taking advantage of this easy-to -use booking engine.
With this additional content, travel agents using Fastrak via Endeavour
will now be able to offer a wider range of holiday options as well as
the standard package holiday products.

Gill Haynes, head of marketing communications, Ocean Village explains
why the new enterprise decided to sign up with Telewest, “Out of our
core customer base, over 60% of the agents subscribe to Telewest`s
system which far outweighed the competitors` customer bases. By taking
advantage of Telewest`s continuous technological developments this move
now allows us to offer agents a speedy, flexible and reliable service
when booking Ocean Village holidays.”

“We`re delighted that RCI Europe is already seeing healthy Viewdata
results for Ocean Village and that so many agents are keen to take
advantage of this simple and straight forward way to make Ocean Village
bookings,” added Gill.


Keith Webber, head of travel, Telewest Business

says, “We are
continually developing the content available through our Endeavour
system. We are delighted to welcome Ocean Village to the Telewest
network and will continue to ensure that agents have at their fingertips
everything they need to keep up with consumer demands and expectations.”

Related stories on ITN:

(28/08/2002) Astbury Travel signs up to Telewest Endeavour

(28/07/2002) Ramsay World Travel Implements Endeavour by Telewest

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