05-18-2011 09:20 AM CET - Tourism, Cars, Traffic

GlobalStar Travel Management Appoints Preferred Hotel Supplier: CCRA Travel Solutions

Press release from: CCRA Travel

GlobalStar Travel Management today announces at its 9th Annual Conference in Hotel Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove Miami the appointment of CCRA Travel Solutions as the preferred hotel supplier for its global partner network and HotelStar product. Under this new agreement, CCRA’s Negotiated Hotel Rate Program becomes the preferred GDS hotel program for GlobalStar partners -linking potentially over 3,300+ office locations worldwide to the CCRA negotiated rates in the GDS. CCRA will also develop GlobalStar’s branded hotel reservations system, “HotelStar,” which will provide GlobalStar partners with access to CCRA’s extensive hotel inventory and five commissionable rate booking categories by summer 2011.

“We researched and reviewed many negotiated rate providers in order to offer our partners the "Best in Class" product for competing in a global marketplace,” said Steve Hartwell, GlobalStar President. “CCRA’s combined offering of extensive hotel inventory of real time availability and rates along with their proprietary reservation technology, make them the ideal hotel distribution partner for our global network – perfectly aligned to meet the needs of our partners worldwide.”

Added Dic Marxen, President and CEO of CCRA, “GlobalStar has chosen to capitalize on the technology investment CCRA has made in developing CCRAtravel.com, our proprietary booking portal that features up to 5 categories of real-time rates and inventory at over 160,000 hotels worldwide. HotelStar will be the ideal alternative for GlobalStar partners seeking competitive rates at the most comprehensive inventory of hotel product outside the GDS.”

CCRA’s 2011 Corporate Rate Hotel Program features rates at over 32,000 properties in 149 countries spanning the globe. Over the next several weeks, CCRA will be working with GlobalStar to link their office locations to the CCRA negotiated rate in the GDS. CCRA has also agreed to develop a branded reservation system for GlobalStar which will be marketed under the name HotelStar. Moreover, through HotelStar, GlobalStar partners will have direct access to blocked space at over 60,000 hotels.

The HotelStar booking portal will be available to GlobalStar partners during summer 2011.

About GlobalStar Travel Management:
GlobalStar is a worldwide travel management company owned and managed by local entrepreneurs. Over 80 market leading enterprises, representing over US$13 billion in sales, combine their local expertise, strength and commitment to deliver cohesive, multinational solutions through an innovative technology platform. For more information www.globalstartravel.com or call Mr. Jason Harris – ExecutiveDirector of Supplier Relations and Hotel Program +44 207 753 7363

CCRA is a network of integrated travel solutions ideally positioned to meet the challenges of, and to realize the opportunities from, a global travel market.

Based in Ft. Worth, Texas, CCRA Travel Solutions includes: CCRA 24/7 Call Center Solutions, the country’s oldest emergency call center numbering over 50 of the top 100 US travel agencies as clients; CCRA Hotel Partner Solutions with over 32,000 hotels enrolled in the 2011 negotiated rate program; CCRA Travel Agent Solutions representing the travel agent industry to travel suppliers around the globe; CCRA Global Network linking international agencies and suppliers and CCRAtravel.com the industries premiere hotel booking portal for non-GDS agents with real-time rates and availability at over 160,000 hotels worldwide.

CCRA offers a variety of marketing opportunities to suppliers interested in reaching the professional travel planner. For more information please contact Mary Wiley at +1(214)377-9846 or via email at mary.wiley@ccra.com.

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