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Pegasus Solutions Renews Distribution Agreements

Pegasus Solutions, Inc. today announced the renewal of service agreements with three prominent hotel chains in the Asia Pacific region: Marco Polo Hotel Group, Meritus Hotels & Resorts, and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces. Representing a total of 76 hotels, the three hotel groups have extended their relationship with Pegasus for private label reservations-related services. Dallas-based Pegasus Solutions is a global leader in providing technology and services to hotels and travel distributors.

The renewals include the hotel groups’ use of Pegasus’ world-class electronic distribution architecture for reaching Internet channels and global distribution systems (GDSs) for visibility among high volume Web sites and travel agencies. Marco Polo, Meritus and Taj Hotels also have access to Pegasus’ global network of central reservation offices and call centers.

“Since our initial agreement with Pegasus in 1995, we’ve been extremely pleased with Pegasus’ overall performance and the value of its services,” said Himanshu Singh, manager of global distribution for Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces. “With Pegasus’ assistance, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in business from GDS and Internet channels, particularly in the last two years. The contract extension reflects our confidence in Pegasus’ ability to explore solutions to assist us in becoming a pioneer in the Asia Pacific region.”

“Pegasus provides a technically superior product,” said Jeffrey Flowers, senior vice president of marketing and development at the Marco Polo Hotel Group. “What’s more, Pegasus’ service delivery team has assisted the Marco Polo Hotel Group with the development of short and long-term strategies that maximize the power of the GDS and the Internet as a critical element of our overall marketing plan.”

“The flexibility of Pegasus’ private label offering enables small to medium-sized hotel groups to secure critical access to key electronic channels, while preserving their unique brand identity. They can maintain their own GDS chain code while benefiting from their choice of Pegasus’ marketing services and programs,” said Christine Tan, vice president of service delivery for Pegasus Solutions - Asia Pacific. “Many hoteliers in the Asia Pacific region, where Pegasus has more than 900 hotel customers, consider Pegasus’ private label offering a vital component of their hotel marketing mix. They’ve experienced a direct correlation between adopting Pegasus’ private label service and realizing significant growth in their hotel bookings and revenues.”