DHISCO signs first Southern African b2b partner, Plum Accommodation
DALLAS (Aug. 16, 2016) – DHISCO Inc., the world’s leading hospitality distribution company, today announced a partnership with Plum Accommodation, making it the first business-to-business travel seller in southern Africa to offer its customers access to DHISCO’s global inventory of dynamic hotel rates.
Based in Johannesburg, Plum Accommodation is a travel technology platform developed by and for travel professionals, serving more than 2,100 agents in South Africa.
With plans to expand extensively into the emerging sub-Saharan Africa regions, Canada, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, the partnership offers Plum Accommodation’s agents access to real-time rates and availability at DHISCO’s more than 110,000 global hotel partners, while giving the hotels an expanded footprint in these growing markets.
Brian van Tonder, CEO of Plum Accommodation, said the company is excited to be DHISCO’s first B2B partner in southern Africa.
“This partnership helps us expand our services by giving our agents access to the best rates at more hotels around the world,” he said. “It also positions us to be a gateway for DHISCO’s hotel partners into this and other world markets.”
Partnering with DHISCO, he said, “was a logical and straightforward decision. It just makes sense for our business.”
DHISCO CEO Toni Portmann said she is pleased to welcome the company, which is known for its unique technology and service platforms that help agents work more efficiently.
“Our mission at DHISCO is to connect the world, and that means expanding business opportunities for both our buying and selling partners,” she said. “By connecting to DHISCO Switch, Plum Accommodation is opening new markets for its travel buyers in Africa while expanding sales opportunities for our hotel partners to new customers in this very important emerging market.”
About DHISCO Inc.
DHISCO Inc. is the world’s original and leading hospitality distribution company, providing the most reliable and advanced technology to connect hotels around the world with online travel agencies, global distribution systems, metasearch engines and other travel partners. Since 1989, DHISCO has built its reputation on providing the most efficient and affordable means to market, capture and book hotel reservations. Today, it moves more than 9 billion transactions a month for more than 110,000 hotels.
About Plum Accomodation
The Plum Accommodation system was designed by travel people, for travel people. We know that in order to compete with online booking engines, travel agents have to provide an exemplary service. Our system helps agents to save time, work efficiently and be assisted by our own team of experts in this goal. Our system offers automated after sales tools that will allow you to offer that extra personal service that your customer deserves. We work only with travel agents, to make agents look great.
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CEO, Plum Accommodation
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