WizCom International, Ltd. (“WizCom”) and TEN Online announced today a letter of intent to develop an interface between the TEN Online Level 2000?” Internet Distribution System (IDS) and the WizCom Wizdom® Global Distribution System (GDS) Switch to facilitate reservations processing for WizCom hotel customers. The WizCom-TEN Online interface will allow hotels using the Wizdom® GDS Switch to enhance their online booking capability and broaden their distribution reach.
“TEN Online is known for the exceptional turnkey web-based solutions it provides to some of the world’s leading travel, tourism and entertainment companies,” said Flo Lugli, President of WizCom. “WizCom’s interface with TEN Online highlights our own commitment to offering our customers more control and choice in building distribution strategies that best meet their needs”
The first hotels expected to take advantage of this new connectivity are the 1,348 WizCom customer hotels that represent nearly twenty-five percent of the 5398 hotels worldwide participating in the Woodside Travel Trust Preferred Rate Hotel Program, powered by TEN Online. Woodside Travel Trust is the world’s largest travel management company with operations in 76 countries. Initial Woodside Travel Trust partner agencies participating include Forbes Travel of Pittsburgh and National Travel of Charleston.
“TEN Online is excited to work with WizCom as the industry-leader in switch technology,” said Dennis Coffey, Chief Executive Officer, TEN Online. “Inventory accessible through the WizCom switch and reservation service will now be bookable online via the TEN Online Level 2000 IDS.”
TEN Online provides Internet and Intranet web development and e-commerce services for the organizations and associations that comprise the travel and tourism industries, including travel agencies, airlines, hotels, cruise lines, car rental, motorcoach, tour operators, and convention and visitor bureaus. TEN Online hosts numerous travel industry Web sites, including those for CLIA, ICTA, and Woodside Travel Trust, to name a few.