AgentWare announced today that effective immediately, Ivan Bekkers has joined the company as President, Chief Operating Officer and Member of its Board of Directors.
Ivan Bekkers has successfully grown businesses at American Airlines, United Airlines, SABRE and most recently at OAG as VP of Data. “I am excited about joining AgentWare, a company that has successfully introduced innovative products to help travel retailers find the best travel information, while also aiding travel suppliers in their efforts to lower distribution costs,” states Bekkers. “AgentWare has tremendous potential to be a key player in travel distribution and I am honored to be working with such a talented team.”
Les Ottolenghi, Chairman and Co-Founder, will continue in shaping the company`s strategic direction. “Ivan brings a wealth of industry experience to AgentWare and the kind of management expertise that will allow the company to further develop the successful position in the travel market that it enjoys today,” states Ottolenghi.
AgentWare`s WebPoint and Travel Console provide travel retailers with a comprehensive view of fares available from public as well as private web sites. Travel suppliers lower distribution costs to the agency community by choosing from a variety of technologies including websites and direct connect web services. AgentWare WebPoint is the only web fare solution that integrates search, fare audit and booking information directly back into the Galileo Focalpoint®. AgentWare Travel Console is the stand-alone web fare tool that searches 37 airfare sites and 15 hotel inventory sites. Both WebPoint and Travel Console provide additional profit opportunities for agents by accessing over 45 consolidator fare sources and 6 “agent-only” airline sites that pay commissions.