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Galaxy Signs Distribution Agreement with Rezkey

Galaxy and RezKey have entered into an agreement whereby Galaxy’s Net Rate inventory of over 25,000 hotels worldwide will be made available for distribution through RezKey’s SmartAgent Integrated Online Hotel Programs.
The RezKey SmartAgent online reservation system is the travel industry’s only booking engine that seamlessly integrates traditional commission GDS programs with industry-superior high-profit Net Rate and Merchant Model programs. RezKey SmartAgent Integrated Hotel Programs are already used by a growing network of more than 20,000 travel agents for booking of hotels of all classes worldwide.
“RezKey is very pleased to be working with Galaxy Distribution System, adding the Galaxy worldwide Net Rate inventory to the RezKey SmartAgent Integrated Online Hotel Programs encompassing worldwide hotels”, says RezKey CEO Dennis Coffey.
Coffey continued by saying, “The synergies between RezKey and Galaxy Distribution Systems will positively impact the travel inventory distribution industry for the benefit of travel agencies and their customers, by providing more choices, excellent prices, and ease of online booking, in line with RezKey’s mission of empowering travel agents to close more sales faster, providing more money for the travel agency and better prices for their customers. Travel suppliers also benefit through increased distribution.”

According to Mr Myron Ticlo, Galaxy’s Regional Director of Sales - Americas, the deal with RezKey is important to Galaxy because it provides an important conduit to access a large portion of the U.S. retail market. “The link-up with RezKey provides Galaxy with a well-known and reputable channel to introduce and expand itself in the American market,” stated Ticlo.

Ticlo concluded by saying, “The link-up between Galaxy and RezKey Inc. represents yet another major step forward for Galaxy in asserting itself as the first true Global Distribution System for ground services.” Galaxy plans to complete the interface work with RezKey by mid-June 2005.