announced today that Enterprise Rent-A-Car has upgraded to CarMaster Inside Availability, Galileo`s highest level of connectivity.
With the addition of Enterprise
, more than 75 percent of all car rental bookings on the Galileo global distribution system are made through Inside Availability vendors. Enterprise is the largest rental car company in North America and serves all of the major U.S. airports.
CarMaster Inside Availability enables Galileo-connected travel agents to easily access the same real-time rates and availability data displayed in the car rental company`s own reservation system and eliminates the need for agent confirmation calls.
“CarMaster Inside Availability streamlines the process for travel agents to book rentals and earn commissions with Enterprise,” said Tom Bowen, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Group Reservation Center Manager. “Having access to Galileo`s highest level of connectivity enables us to provide customers with our most competitive, up-to-the-minute rates and availability, without additional phone calls, leading to increased agent and customer confidence. In addition, we have dynamic control of where, when and how we make our inventory available in order to maximize our inventory and respond to customer demand.”
With Inside Availability, Enterprise Rent-A-Car now can instantly return customized responses to agent queries with client-specific pricing and inventory integrated into a neutral screen display. Enterprise Rent-A-Car`s participation in Inside Availability also provides agents the ability to review agency groups` negotiated rates prior to the sale.
“We`re pleased that Enterprise is using CarMaster Inside Availability to make it as easy as possible for Galileo-connected travel agents to offer clients the fastest and most accurate car rental information for their travel needs,” said Michael W. McCormick, Senior Vice President, Hospitality and Leisure Services, Cendant Travel Distribution Services. “Inside Availability also enables one-to-one marketing opportunities to enhance sales performance for car rental companies. This serves as yet another example of an invaluable Galileo marketing tool that drives cost out and value in for increased travel agent and vendor profitability.”
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