SAUSALITO, CA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 15, 2006--Triton Distribution Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: TTDS), a next generation web-based travel distribution service provider, announced today it has signed a letter of intent with Beijing IATA Information Technology Company, Ltd., (BIITCO) a wholly-owned subsidiary of IATA. This letter of intent will allow Triton to clear electronic billing and settlement transactions between travel agencies outside of China and Chinese tour operators, hotels, car rental companies and airlines.
BIITCO’s Billing and Settlement Plan is a system designed to facilitate and simplify the selling, reporting and remitting procedures of IATA Accredited Passenger Sales Agents and improve financial control and cash flow for Billing and Settlement Plan airlines.
By incorporating BIITCO’s billing and settlement system, Triton’s affiliate of agencies and airlines can book travel products within China and have the billing and settlement process managed by BIITCO. This ground-breaking agreement marks the first time a company outside of China has developed a billing and settlement system between travel agencies outside of China and domestic travel suppliers within China.
“We are pleased to partner with BIITCO as its services will facilitate billing and settlement efficiency for travel agencies,” said Gregory Lykiardopoulos, Chairman and CEO for Triton. “Triton’s ability to clear transactions in China marks an industry first and opens doors for similar arrangements in the global marketplace.”
About Triton Distribution Systems
Triton Distribution Systems is a pioneer in low-cost, business-to-business, Internet-based travel distribution and procurement solutions. Triton provides the electronic distribution of travel inventory from airlines, car rental companies, hotels, tour and cruise operators, and other travel vendors to travel agencies and their clients on a global basis. Triton's proprietary products and services fill crucial needs in the travel industry, and offer product, pricing, and marketing advantages. Triton has developed a broad-based suite of products, including ReservationExpert™, TritonTwist™ and Red Dragon Express™ -- the world’s first distribution gateway to the Chinese market.
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