Comtec has reached an agreement with the French travel solutions technology company Accovia , a member of GFI Solutions Group Inc.
The three year deal will enable Accovia France to become the exclusive distributor of Comtec’s Travelink product in France and in French-speaking territories in Europe and North Africa (Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria).
As part of this concerted move into French markets, Comtec will work jointly with Accovia to localise the Travelink product, providing seamless integration into back-office solutions such as local credit card authorisation gateways.
Not only will Accovia distribute the localised version of Travelink, but it will also be offering a “powered by Comtec” white label version of Travelink for customers.
Accovia will act as the primary support contact for customers, with Comtec offering back up services.
Finally, Accovia will work alongside Comtec to develop Travelink for French markets.
“This is a key move into European markets for Travelink,” comments Howard Frost, executive vice president for Comtec.
“The combination of Travelink’s technology providing optimized performance as well as an increased return on investment with Accovia’s in-depth understanding of travel distribution in the French speaking markets will bring a lot to the French-speaking travel industry.”
“We are looking forward to working closely with Accovia in order to develop Travelink to meet French speaking market’ requirements and to seeing our products gain momentum across these regions.”
Patrick Bleu, GM for Accovia France comments: “This is an exciting opportunity for both companies. With Travelink, Accovia will extend its services to include small and medium size companies. Travelink is a complementary technology to Accovia’s solutions. Our combined expertise will bring greater value to our customers and to both companies.”
Accovia and Comtec will be exhibiting side by side at the 2009 Travel Technology Show in London (Earls Court) February 9-11. Visit us at booths A03 and A09 to learn more about Accovia and Comtec.