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Cendant TDS to Power UniVisit Travel

OZ Virtual today announced an agreement with Cendant Travel Distribution Services to use its’ JumpStart Web Services, WizCom Switch and EasyAccess Plus technologies and applications.Ê The technologies will be incorporated into OZ Virtual’s new UniVisit Travel portal scheduled for launch this month.
UniVisit Travel is a powerful new opportunity for travel suppliers to grow their business while reducing operating costs, and increasing online reservations.Ê UniVisit Travel provides a turnkey, automated solution for distributing published rate products and net rate inventory while allowing suppliers to maintain control over the channels that book their products.Ê UniVisit uses established connectivity solutions, so there is no development work necessary to implement the solution, and works with any central reservation system.

Benefits for the Business or Leisure Traveler

The new online reservation system,, will use Cendant’s JumpStart Web Services to provide travelers with access to one of the world’s largest sources of real-time inventory, descriptive content and images for over 58,000 hotels, 32 car rental companies, 550 airline companies, and all major cruise lines.Ê The site also includes local activities such as golf, fishing expeditions, tours, dining reservations, etc.Ê The UniVisit offering features a robust, 24-hour call and online center providing reservation related support.Ê UniVisit has totally automated the booking process with supplier-provided confirmation numbers and real-time reservation delivery.

Benefits for the Travel Supplier

UniVisit Travel includes an ASP-based technology suite of hotel chain and individual property applications which provides the tools needed to effectively manage distribution channels, reservation inventory, room rates, guest accounting and point-of-sale without the hassle, expense and expertise of maintaining on-site servers and software.Ê UniVisit’s integrated online hospitality reservations and management solution includes:


áÊUniVisit’s Central Reservation System (CRS) enables hotels to consolidate all room inventories into a single database and manage all booking sources using a single user interface.Ê Rates and hotel content are created and automatically updated utilizing Cendant’s EasyAccess Plus applications.Ê UniVisit also offers representation services and seamless next generation (SNG) connectivity to the Global Distribution Systems (GDS), via Cendant’s WizCom Switch, and to Internet Distribution System (IDS) companies achieving worldwide visibility and maximum distribution. Additional CRS modules include UniVisit’s OnePage Internet booking engine, and a 24x7x365 operated call and online reservations center. UniVisit clients participating as a Partner receive access to the UniVisit CRS at no cost

áÊUniVisit’s Property Management (PMS) and Retail/Point-of-Sale Systems (POS) provide a comprehensive suite of ASP based online applications for managing all front and back of the house hospitality operations.Ê UniVisit Partners also receive access to the UniVisit PMS and POS at no cost.