More room

Work Study

ISSN: 0043-8022

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

Citation

(2000), "More room", Work Study, Vol. 49 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ws.2000.07949bad.001

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


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Pegasus Systems, Inc., has announced that HotelHub, a company that provides Internet-based corporate travel management systems, has signed on to use Pegasus Electronic Distribution for hotel booking capabilities. HotelHub, based in London, is a division of the UK-headquartered Polyglobe Group. Pegasus Systems is a leading provider of hotel industry transaction processing and electronic commerce services and owns and operates its own Internet travel reservations site at: http://www.travelweb.com HotelHub provides booking solutions for corporate travellers utilising their company extranets, enabling them to make travel arrangements directly from their computer. Now, as a result of HotelHub's agreement with Pegasus, corporate travellers using HotelHub to make hotel arrangements will have a direct link to participating hotels' central reservations systems, providing the ability to access negotiated corporate and client rates by defined viewership, check hotel room availability, securely make a booking and instantaneously obtain a confirmation number from approximately 31,000 hotels. Pegasus provides its electronic distribution and private label reservation services to travel planning sites such as Microsoft's Expedia.com, Travelnow.com, Travelscape.com and Japan's Recruit Isize Travel, as well as to hotel-branded sites such as Sheraton.com, Hyatt.com and Wyndham.com Additionally, corporate travel booking systems, such as Oracle's E-Travel, are "Powered by Pegasus"™. In total, Pegasus "powers" hotel reservations for more than 50 Web sites/services. During the 12-month period ending 30 June 1999, Pegasus processed 1.3 million Internet hotel bookings, representing approximately $312 million in room revenues. For more information, access: http://www.hotelhub.net