Major German tour operator Dertour is to start taking hotel inventory from UK wholesaler JacTravel via the Pegasus Global Distribution System.
The deal will see the operator establish an direct XML feed from JacTravel for its range of hand-picked city centre hotels.
Frank Götze, Dertour’s vice president city breaks and events, said: “I am very pleased with this deal, as JacTravel’s inventory will enable us to improve our offer in city centres by way of access to a portfolio of properties deliberately selected for their location and value for money.
“The fact that JacTravel has very long-standing relationships with most of them adds greatly to our sense of confidence.”
Alexis Dobbelaere, senior vice president, global sales for Pegasus Solutions, added: “In addition to providing foundational connectivity to the global distribution systems, Pegasus also helps hotels connect through alternative distributions systems like Dertour.
“Bringing JacTravel’s significant portfolio of properties together with an established Holiday’s Specialist company, like Dertour, creates more booking opportunities for JacTravel’s properties, which is what Pegasus does best.”
Mario Bodini, JacTravel’s chief executive, said: “I am absolutely delighted to be providing product and services to Dertour and Pegasus.
“We have a long standing cooperation with Dertour and to cement this via the Pegasus connection, will, I am sure, secure many successful future years of trading together.
“To be the first wholesaler to supply Pegasus with our content is indeed a major achievement too and we are delighted with the cooperation we have had; they have been both efficient and diligent and I have no doubt we will expand our business together in the near future.”