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SAUSALITO, CA--(BUSINESS WIRE)—Mar. 8, 2007--Triton Distribution Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: TTDS), a next generation web-based travel distribution service provider, announced today that Costa Cruises and Holland America, brands of Carnival Corporation & plc will distribute its inventory through Triton’s CruiseExpert™.
Joining Carnival’s Fun Ships brand, Costa Cruises and Holland America’s inventory will be available to travel agents using CruiseExpert. Costa Cruises, a leading European cruise line has a fleet of 11 ships and works with 24,000 travel agencies throughout Europe. Holland America serves the premier market with 13 luxury ships, carrying 700,000 passengers a year. Both companies are among the most recognized and respected cruise lines in the world.
“The cruise industry is one of the fastest growing vacation categories and in recent years its average rate of growth has been greater than any other category,” said Gregory Lykiardopoulos, Chairman and CEO for Triton. “We understand how important the cruise industry is to travel agents and have partnered with Costa Cruises and Holland America to better serve the travel agent community.”
According to a recent CLIA Cruise Market Profile, people who take cruises usually work with travel agents to book their cruises because agents provide the best service. Triton’s easy-to-use CruiseExpert is designed to help agents book and reserve cruises faster and provide more information to their customers in less time.
CruiseExpert offers several features and options that help agents increase their service to their customers:
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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