TOWARD Adds Six New Members to its Growing Portfolio

4th Jun 2003

Europe today announces the signing of six new members, increasing membership of the pioneering organisation to 28 travel companies Europe-wide.

New recruits to the organisation - created to maximise the commercial success of travel industry companies by optimising distribution through industry-wide agreement on best use of technology - include CT2, a tour operator specialising in the Canary Islands, Spain, the Balearics, Portugal and South Africa, and Norwegian Coastal Voyage, one of the UK`s biggest niche cruise operators.

Also joining TOWARD Europe are Anite Travel Systems, one of the travel and transportation industries` leading managed services, reservations systems and e-commerce providers; Comtec, the travel industry`s leading agency software developer; Network Designers Ltd, a specialist in the integration of disparate IT systems, and travel technology provider Worldspan.

Speaking at the organisation`s second members` meeting, Alister Beveridge, TOWARD Europe`s acting-chairman and Group IT director of Cosmos, said: “We are delighted to welcome all these new members. Their decision to join TOWARD Europe is evidence that the industry supports our goal of improving travel industry distribution.”

TOWARD Europe launched in April 2003 with 22 founder members including Accor, Amadeus, Cosmos, Hertz Europe, Travel 2, Eurostar and RWA.



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