Omega World Travel Joins Forces with KDS to Provide Travel Management Systems to the SME Market

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The industry-leading innovators of KDS and the independent travel agency Omega World Travel are today announcing a partnership to help small and medium-sized enterprises reduce their travel costs and ease travel booking online through KDS solutions.

The industry-leading innovators of KDS and the independent travel agency Omega World Travel are today announcing a partnership to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) reduce their travel costs and ease travel booking online through KDS solutions.

Under this partnership, Omega World Travel will resell and deploy KDS Portal, the KDS solution for the SME market.

“Our goal has always been to deliver creative technology solutions to our customers and to diversify our business to meet their challenges head on,” says Gary Povey, director of sales and client services EMEA, Omega World Travel. “In today’s economic climate it is essential to align ourselves with partners that can help us deliver products and services that excite our customers. Smart companies recognise that end-to-end solutions are a compelling option and by partnering with KDS, we have the experience, knowledge and technology to make us serious competitors in this arena.”

This announcement comes only a week after KDS’s launch of the ‘Partner Programme’ at the company’s ‘KDS Now! 2011’ conference in Paris on February 2.

The ‘Partner Programme’ offers travel management companies (TMCs) the best package yet for communicating with corporate customers through a portal. “Our goal,” says Yves Weisselberger, KDS’s CEO, “is to allow our partners to serve their customers in the best way possible. We want to make our partners self-sufficient in a shorter timeframe than ever before. Our fully-hosted portals already allow TMCs to forget about infrastructure and focus on customers. Through the Partner Programme, TMCs can now look forward to software, services, training and tools designed to accelerate revenue and drive customer satisfaction.”

Omega World Travel is exhibiting at the Business Travel & Meetings Show on stand 223 where it is demonstrating KDS’s online travel management solution.

About KDS:
KDS (http://www.kds.com) is a leading international provider of Travel & Expense (T&E) management systems for private and public sector organisations. KDS’s unified Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based technology addresses the full range of T&E requirements, from travel policy definition and enforcement, and the online self-booking of travel, through to automated travel expense processing and invoice reconciliation. With each stage handled seamlessly by KDS’s fully-integrated technology, clients achieve significant efficiencies and cost-savings. KDS offers the industry’s most extensive back-end connectivity to financial service and travel providers (airline, car, rail and hotel), ensuring optimised pricing and up-to-the-minute inventory control.

About Omega World Travel (http://www.omegaworld.co.uk)
Omega World Travel was launched by Founder and President Gloria Bohan as an independent travel agency in 1972 and commenced operations in the UK in 1996. With over 1,100 employees worldwide and annual sales revenues in excess of $1 billion, Omega World Travel provides travel management solutions to both the public and private sectors.

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