Frankfurt, Germany and Singapore – 2 November, 2015 – Trust International and its longstanding customer The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) introduce Very Important Travel Agencies (VITA) by LHW –– a special program to acknowledge highly engaged and supportive travel consultants. VITA, LHW’s Internet Booking Engine (IBE) for the travel trade segment, is based on the Trust|Corporate technology.
Trust|Corporate is a self-service booking solution for restricted, non-public rates, which allows the expansion of individual hotel-corporate or travel agent agreements to chain-wide and property level opportunities. The multi-lingual tool currently offers up to eight languages and includes extensive reporting on corporate, wholesaler, and travel agency production.
The Leading Hotels of the World will offer VITA by LHW as a new way for hotels to generate incremental bookings from their very important travel agency partners. It offers the latest Internet booking technology with access to the client’s special rates, providing real time availability with online booking capability and tailor-made database information. The VITA program is for a closed user group (by invitation only) and tailored for selected markets.
“The VITA program and the underlying Trust|Corporate technology will allow the hotels to get an overview of all bookings, detailed information and statistics on booking volumes, destinations booked and who did the booking for the guest,” explained Philip Ho, Senior Vice President, EMEA and APAC for The Leading Hotels of the World.
“We are seeing more companies and travel agencies asking our hotel partners for direct access to their hotels’ availability and special rates,” Richard Wiegmann, CEO of Trust International, noted. “Now it will be much easier for The Leading Hotels of the World´s sales departments and the sales people in the partner hotels to monitor travel volumes for each company. We are glad that we´ve been able to offer such an important tool with immediate impact to the revenue of the hotels to The Leading Hotels of the World.”