Blue Sky Tours Launches New Booking Engine for Affiliates Using XYKA Technology

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Blue Sky Tours, a leading Hawaii travel wholesaler has launched a new affiliate booking engine which enables travel agencies to sell dynamic vacation packages to Hawaii through their own Web site.

We have been extremely pleased with the success of this system implementation. At XYKA our goal has always been to understand our customer needs and deliver solutions that generate maximum ROI

Blue Sky Tours, a leading Hawaii vacation company, has launched a new affiliate booking engine using technology powered by XYKA. The system will enable Blue Sky Tours affiliates to sell Hawaii vacation packages on their own Web site and give customers on these Web sites the ability to dynamically create their own package of air, hotel and rental car.

Blue Sky Tours, a subsidiary of the Mark Travel Corporation, has offered Hawaii packages exclusively through retail travel agents for more than 27 years. "We are always working toward giving more power to the travel agent community," commented Levi Sanchez, Director of Electronic Distribution, Blue Sky Tours.

Blue Sky Tours maintains contracts with most major airlines, hotels, and rental car suppliers on all the Hawaiian islands. An affiliate can now offer these exclusive travel deals on their own Web site. "The new dynamic packaging engine empowers my customers to build their own Hawaii vacation package. My customers can choose their own combination of flight, hotel and rental car and select the dates they wish to travel," commented an affiliate of Blue Sky Tours.

XYKA, a leading travel technology solution provider was selected by Blue Sky Tours for building the system. "XYKA and Blue Sky Tours have a common goal in that we both want to provide our customers with a quality product at an excellent value. We would like to thank XYKA for meeting our high standards in a very timely manner," said Levi.

Blue Sky Tours and XYKA have already started work on the next version of the vacation booking engine which will support multi-island reservations, island activities reservation and give more flexibility to affiliates in controlling the Web site layout and pricing.

"We have been extremely pleased with the success of this system implementation. At XYKA our goal has always been to understand our customer needs and deliver solutions that generate maximum ROI," said Nirav Chhatrapati, President of XYKA.

About Blue Sky Tours:
Blue Sky Tours is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mark Travel Corporation since 1998. Based in Albuquerque, NM, Blue Sky Tours is Hawaii's most innovative wholesaler. With more than 27 years of experience in custom Hawaii vacations, Blue Sky Tours gives customers the exact trip they want at the best price. Blue Sky Tours offers an outstanding selection of hotels, condominiums, rental cars, tours, and activities. The customer can choose to fly coach, or for surprisingly little more, fly first class. Because of the volume of business they do, Blue Sky Tours is able to offer substantial discounts on the air fares, accommodations, tours, and activities. Blue Sky Tours is committed to providing retail travel agents the lowest prices to Hawaii with exclusive distribution.

About XYKA:
XYKA provides flexible and innovative products and services for tour operators, travel agencies and travel suppliers. XYKA has been extremely successful in solving business problems and developing high-quality technology products for leading customers. This is due to several factors, including XYKA's broad travel business experience, extensive project management and technical skills and utilization of highly-competent resources. The XYKA Travel Platform - XYKA's flagship product for the travel industry is a feature rich product encompassing internet booking engine, negotiated contract and inventory management, GDS and travel supplier interfaces, dynamic and pre-packaged tours, back-office, call center, CRM and multi-channel distribution.
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