Lexington Services Corporation, part of MyTravel Group, a worldwide leader in reservation management and travel distribution for the hospitality industry, today announced that it has been selected as the central reservations technology and service provider for a newly formed entity managed by the China Travel Services (CTS) Hotel Group (Corporation) of China. Through this venture, over 600 new properties will be added to Lexington`s rapidly growing hotel membership. Through Lexington, these hotels will have full access to a robust suite of products to include the exclusive LexLink(R) Online web-based portal as well extensive channels of product distribution.
China Travel Services operates a worldwide travel agency, tour company, and hotel and hotel reservations business in the People`s Republic of China (PRC), and a multitude of other complimentary travel services.
“We understand Lexington Services to be in the upper tier of hotel central reservation service providers and that is why we selected them to be the technology and service provider to the joint venture, and to manage its business operations,” said Tian Qun, general manager of CTS Hotel Corporation. “By utilizing Lexington`s technology, we instantly gain a global presence that can propel CTS into the international hospitality arena, which is critical for long-term growth.”
Stuart Hill, Lexington`s Vice President of International Development, stated, “GDS hotel reservations in China have risen by 45% in the Beijing area and 75% in the Shanghai area this year over last. This fact, coupled with the target of 600 hotels joining the joint venture over the next 12 to 18 months, makes this an exciting, unique and challenging opportunity for Lexington, that demonstrates its commitment to strategizing for the future in international areas of growth.”
Shawn Heaton, President of Lexington, added, “The fact that such a large and prestigious group as CTS chose Lexington Services as their technology partner over other providers further validates its position as a leader in the global hospitality market. The partnership will be of enormous mutual benefit and will significantly enhance the quantity and range of accommodation that Lexington offers in China.”
About CTS Hotel Corporation -
Established in May 1991, CTS Hotel Corporation is the vocational hotel management company directly under CTS (Holdings) Corporation of China, and is considered to be the backbone of tourism in the region. The company is mainly engaged in hotel and real-estate management, hotel consultancy, hotel management business and vocational training, hotel equipment providing and hotel reservations.
About Lexington Services -
Lexington Services is a proven leader in reservation services, electronic distribution and channel management to hotels worldwide. Since 1991, Lexington Services has provided independent hotels, resorts, chains and management companies the ability to realize their optimal revenue potential through effective reservation services and product distribution. Lexington capitalizes on the power of the travel agent global distribution systems (GDS), Internet Distribution Systems (IDS), Call Center Services, Booking Engine technology and marketing alliance strengths to generate, manage and process hotel reservations electronically. Lexington Services provides electronic distribution solutions using the latest and most advanced central reservations technology available in the marketplace. Along with effective technology solutions, Lexington has distinguished itself as the leader in providing continual consulting services to its members and advising them on the ever-changing distribution landscape that is critical to their hotel positioning and representation. Lexington works with over 3,800 hotels encompassing 28 brands in 81 countries, and is headquartered in Dallas/Irving Texas with worldwide offices or representatives in Mexico, Australia, the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic and Romania. More information about Lexington is available at www.lexres.com.