With the STIC Agreement Triton Plans to Open an Office in India, Its Fourth International Site Since Launching Offices in the Philippines, Beijing and Amsterdam
SAUSALITO, CA--(BUSINESS WIRE)—Jan. 18, 2007--Triton Distribution Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: TTDS), a next generation web-based travel distribution service provider, announced today that it has signed a five-year marketing and distribution agreement with STIC Travels. Under the terms of the agreement, STIC will market and distribute Triton’s ReservationExpert™ product to its India subscribers, vendors and other third parties.
STIC is a travel group with 43 offices nationwide and is engaged in the business of airline marketing, management and airport operations, cargo and charter operations, including the provision of private air charters, airline, tour, cruise, railway, hotel reservations and other travel related products and services.
“We are delighted to announce this partnership with STIC and anticipate substantial growth in India over the next several years,” said Gregory Lykiardopoulos, Chairman and CEO for Triton. “STIC is a reputable and leading travel group and this agreement strengthens both companies’ competitive advantages.”
According to the India Ministry of Tourism, 4.4 million foreign tourists traveled to India in 2006, a 13% increase from 2005. India’s domestic tourism reached 320 million in recent years and India was listed 6th on Conde Nast Traveller’s top 10 popular tourist destinations in 2004. In 2006, Jaipur, India was listed 7th as the top city to visit in Asia. Tourist arrivals in India are currently growing at twice the rate of Asia as a whole.
Triton plans to open an office in India to support the STIC agreement and other partnership the company is exploring. “Doing business in India is a priority for Triton,” said Lykiardopoulos. “Each year, more people are visiting India, which is an indication of its healthy travel and tourism market.”
Triton’s ReservationExpert™ is a web-based booking application that integrates all the travel information agents need to their desktop. It provides a graphical user interface to access Global Distribution Systems as well as unique content available only through direct links to travel vendors in Triton’s network. Its state-of-the-art and easy- to-use technology makes booking travel efficient and cost-effective.
For more information on STIC Travels, visit www.stictravel.com.
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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