John Owens, senior vice president, distribution sales for Pegasus Solutions, spoke this week at Travelport’s e-volve ‘14 in Monte Carlo. Owens discussed current industry trends at the event.
“Following the World Tourism Organization’s report that last year’s 1.09 billion tourists will increase by 4.0 to 4.5 percent this year, the Monte Carlo summit helped travel industry leaders learn how to take advantage of that growth,” said Owens. “I was honored to share Pegasus’ view based on what we’re seeing in the year ahead – from global, regional and channel trends to best practices for burgeoning mobile growth.”
Over the past three years, Travelport’s hugely successful e-volve summits have set the benchmark for travel industry events. This year’s ‘e-volve XXL Content’ summit drew Western Europe’s leading travel companies searching for new travel content, solutions and marketplaces. Leading global travel company Pegasus Solutions plays a critical role for many who attended, bridging the gap between hotels and distributors. Pegasus is the single largest processor of electronic hotel transactions.
About Pegasus Solutions
Pegasus Solutions is the single largest processor of electronic hotel transactions, delivering advanced and affordable connectivity and distribution solutions to nearly 100,000 hotels worldwide. Pegasus connects hotels to crucial sources of business, facilitating almost $16 billion for its clients annually. In addition to foundational global distribution system (GDS) access and online connectivity, Pegasus delivers online, social marketing and booking solutions through its Open Hospitality division, and powerful reservation tools to convert and capture bookings. As a trusted partner in generating guest room demand and sales, Pegasus also offers hotels actionable business intelligence through its PegasusView Market Performance reports to help hotels understand and respond to changing market conditions.
Pegasus has 18 offices in 10 countries, including regional hubs in Dallas, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Scottsdale. For more information, visit www.pegs.com or www.openhospitality.com.
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