, a leading provider of business-to-business content management and distribution solutions for the travel industry, and OpenFares Inc.,
a software solution provider to the North American airline consolidation industry, announced today the release of live booking capability on SolarNet.
Bob Wilson, Director of Business Development at SCS Solars, says,” this is what the travel agent community has been waiting for; full booking functionality. Unlike previous booking versions, this co-operation with OpenFares enables the travel agent to search and receive the full airfare price - including taxes and apply full payment on-line. The PNR (Passenger Name Record) can be checked, modified and remarks added directly through the Solarnet tracking system. The first OpenFares client to go live is McAbee Tours of Atlanta. This same full functionality will be applied to numerous OpenFares consolidator clients over the next few weeks.”
Louis Mercier, Founder and CEO at OpenFares said, “This is great news! Solarnet, through their many distribution outlets, will give our OpenFares consolidator subscribers a substantial advantage; it will give them much greater access to the North American travel agency community. They’ll sell more tickets. And this improved market exposure will entice more consolidators to use our CMS (content management system), too. Everybody wins.”
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