and OpenFares Inc.
have announced that they have
successfully completed the integration of OpenFares client, McAbee Tours, on
the SolarNet platform.
Agents can now look at McAbee inventory on any of
the traditional GDS Screens or via Solars` Business web site,
“This is an exciting first step in delivering the complete consolidator
client inventory of OpenFares to the travel agent desktop,” stated Rick
Ridding, Solars` President and Director of Technology.” McAbee Tours
represents one of the largest travel wholesalers in the southeast United
States, with sales in excess of $25 million annually.”
Open Fares President Louis Mercier stated “Solars has provided seamless
integration to the Open Fares database of over 40 independent air
consolidators. McAbee Tours is the first of our clients to go live. Solars
will be activating distribution for our other clients over the next 1-2
The new era of zero agent commissions on scheduled airfares has dramatically
enhanced the value of Net Fares to the travel agent. This Solars/OpenFares
partnership will empower the travel agent with the ability to make
intelligent fare choices for their customers, quickly and without having to
jump from one medium to another to source product content.
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