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WizCom International, Ltd.
(“WizCom”) announced today that NH Hoteles, Spain’s largest hotel chain for
business travelers, has chosen to use Wizdom Plus, WizCom’s Central
Reservation System for GDS reservation processing. Quality Reservations,
which represents about 75 independent hotels in Germany and Austria under
the QR chain code, has also decided to work directly with WizCom for GDS
“Winning the NH Hoteles and Quality Reservations business is the direct
result of WizCom’s commitment to providing clients worldwide with top-notch
and reliable technology,” said Flo Lugli, President of WizCom. “Our
customers want to work with a company that is more than just a service
provider. They want a business partner that can offer them flexible solutions
as well as help them grow and manage their businesses. WizCom does just

“We believe that WizCom’s leadership comes from its ability to provide
flexible reservations systems and a superior switch technology. WizCom
offers reliable and cost-effective, easy-to-implement GDS connectivity
solutions that will help us retain control of our own marketing and distribution
strategies,” said Santiago Cabre, Director of Central Reservations for NH
Hoteles. “As the leader in our market, we want to work with a company that
understands the specific distribution challenges we face. WizCom
understands these challenges and has demonstrated its commitment to
providing products and services that will best enable us to continue growing.”

NH Hoteles (Madrid Stock Exchange: NHH) is the leading business hotel
chain in Spain, with 71 properties and 8,260 rooms in 36 major Spanish
cities. Once the NH properties are moved to the WizCom system, they will be
represented under a new chain code NS and will eventually be booked via
seamless connectivity in Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre and Worldspan. NH
Hoteles will be switching its Central Reservation System (CRS) and Global
Distribution System (GDS) connections from UTELL International to WizCom.
In addition to representing 75 independent hotels in Germany and Austria,
Quality Reservations provides voice and GDS representation for 24 Queens
Hotel properties in Germany as well as voice only representation for 11
German Holiday Inns. Quality Reservations also provides selected services to
42 Astron Hotel properties and recently won the contract to represent 106
Akzent Hotels.

“WizCom has always been a leader and innovator of switch technology,” said
Carolin Thelen, Managing Director for Quality Reservations. “We know that
they’re the preferred company to help us anticipate and manage the
distribution challenges that lie ahead.”