Pegasus Solutions Evolves Utell to Deliver Demand and Simplified Distribution Solutions for Hotels
DALLAS (October 3, 2012) - Pegasus Solutions has evolved Utell® into Pegasus Connect. The new offering combines Pegasus’ powerful distribution, booking and business intelligence solutions with Utell marketing-related services.
“In the time that I’ve led Pegasus, I’ve had many meetings with hotels and brands around the world,” said David Millili, chief executive officer of Pegasus Solutions. “One consistent theme I’ve heard from independents, groups, and chains alike is that they all need help driving guest room demand and sales. Aligning our impressive range of hospitality solutions as logical tiered packages under Pegasus Connect benefits hotels, allowing them to identify and use only the services they need without being expected to keep track of an encyclopedia of sales solutions.”
Pegasus Connect is being offered at three levels. Pegasus Connect delivers affordable connectivity to the global distribution systems (GDSs). Pegasus Connect Gold combines this foundational distribution with connection to TravelSky in China and more than a thousand online channels.It also includes Pegasus View Market Performance business intelligence, a new monthly reporting product augmenting global data provided quarterly in The Pegasus View. At this level, hotels will also tap into the OpenView booking engine, a customized tool to engage guests on the hotel’s website, as well as sales consulting and improved access to and representation with the travel consortia. Finally, Pegasus Connect Premium builds on Pegasus Connect Gold with the addition of a mobile site developed using Open Hospitality’s OpenFlex with responsive design, along with additional sales support targeting three sources of demand business from corporate buyers or Travel Management Companies (TMCs).
“Pegasus Connect allows hotels to simply make a property available on the GDS and through online channels at an affordable price if that is all that is needed, or to upgrade to another level to create new ways to drive business,” added Millili. “This extends from identifying sales opportunities in the local market and making the brand website work harder, to delivering access to corporate buyers around the world to fill the gaps in the sales channel.”
Pegasus currently provides connectivity to nearly 100,000 hotels globally, and maintains unique preferred relationships with major travel management companies like American Express, BCD Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
Pegasus Solutions is the world’s lead provider of technology and services to hotels and travel distributors, serving nearly 100,000 hotels around the globe, and the majority of the world’s travel agencies. Offering award-winning solutions for booking, distribution, and commission processing services, Pegasus also offers a full array of strategic online marketing solutions and accommodation booking options through its Open Hospitality division. The company also delivers hotel marketing representation services, and powers the niche consumer website www.hotelbook.com™, which is dedicated to promoting independent and boutique hotels worldwide.Through its widely followed quarterly data report The Pegasus View, Pegasus is also recognized as the only hospitality company to report regularly on both business and leisure bookings, for which it was awarded a Stevie Award in 2011.
Pegasus has 22 offices in 12 countries, including regional hubs in Dallas, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, please visit www.pegs.com or www.openhospitality.com.