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WizCom International, Ltd. announced today that Aston Hotels, Mandarin Oriental, Signature Inns and ERS have chosen WizCom’s TravelWiz Internet booking engine to enhance their reservation distribution channels. By using TravelWiz, these hotel chains will be able to offer their customers direct access to the same real-time reservation and rate information available through their own central reservation system (CRS).

“Providing hotel companies with a reliable and cost effective booking engine to access Internet consumers highlights WizCom’s commitment to deliver advanced technology solutions,” said Flo Lugli, President of WizCom. “WizCom is excited to partner with these leading hotel chains to help them expand their business through the Internet while continuing to strengthen and build loyalty to the hotel’s brand. We are committed to developing flexible products that give our customers greater choice and control in developing their distribution strategies.”

“We chose TravelWiz because it is an easy-to-use economical way to capitalize on the growing use of the Internet as a distribution channel for travel booking,” said Bill St. Angelo, President of ERS. “We value the customized solutions that WizCom offers and continue to be impressed with TravelWiz. It allows us to retain control over the look and feel of our Web site and makes it easier for our customers to make reservations on the Internet.”

TravelWiz eliminates the delay and maintenance of an e-mail reservation request function on a hotel company’s Web site by offering users direct access to the hotel’s CRS. Because the hotel Web site is directly connected to the CRS, all data is current. There is no need to update rates and availability on a separate system. TravelWiz can be implemented quickly on any hotel company’s Web site by adding easy-to-program templates without monthly maintenance costs. Any WizCom customer can implement TravelWiz.