PEGASUS Solutions has gone on a buying spree – picking up GuestClick, a provider of Web-based software and services for the hospitality industry, just two days after acquiring Wizcom, its only rival in ‘GDS Switching’. Thie Wizcom acquisition means Pegasus has a genuine monopoly on the provision of linking between hotels and the GDS booking systems used by travel agents around the world. What will this mean for pricing? One thing is for sure – Pegasus didn’t buy the competition so it could lower rates. GuestClick is a different beast and, according to the company, will allow Pegasus to upgrade its Customer Reservations System with improved scalability and next-generation capabilities.
May 3, 2007