ARENA Arenaproduct page Travel suppliers and retailers can now experience a new distribution system being operated by a independent Australian company. ARENA, operated by Travel Distribution Systems Pty Ltd (TDS), totally supports industry members by providing cost effective distribution through the aggregation of all travel and tourism services. TDS is providing access to the ARENA application free of charge for industry members to maximise participation and reduce costs. Disrtribution page ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ARENA has been designed to address the specific requirements of industry members and operate in a user friendly manner. Advanced computer technology has been applied within the development of ARENA to provide efficient distribution across all industry sectors. INDUSTRY FOCUSED Created for the industry, ARENA will impact on the time and motion elements that affect bottom line results of companies within travel and tourism. The service provides benefits for both large and smaller companies and widens the range of distribution within local and international markets. INTELLIGENT FUNCTIONALITY Industry input has helped developed functions within ARENA and operate in a dynamic environment to maximise efficiencies within reservation processing. API GATEWAY TDS will make available an API (Application Protocol Interface) Specification for suppliers wishing to provide a gateway from their internal reservation systems to ARENA for distribution services At Travel Distribution Systems, we understand the value of effective distribution within travel and tourism. Due to cost issues, many on-line services now bypass traditional industry outlets by selling directly to the public and this has eroded business for many companies. ARENA addresses this situation by providing cost effective distribution for suppliers and an opportunity to reach all retail agents. Cost Effective Distribution Cost effective distribution is part of our strategy for the globalisation of ARENA and transaction fees have been aimed at lowering local and international distribution costs for suppliers. The cost of distribution will no longer remain a major expense within travel and tourism operations with ARENA. Total Distribution Solution ARENA has the ability to distribute all travel and tourism services on a global basis and manage all content fir distribution within the system's inventory management facility. The system can also provide API connectivity from external reservation systems. RESERVATION SERVICES: Airline Reservations Accommodation Package Tours Car Rental Attractions Express Coach Rail Reservations Cruising Ferries Travel Insurance Caravan Parks Transfers Global Distribution We are committed to the globalisation of ARENA for the benefit of outbound and inbound operators alike. Global operations will provide suppliers with greater market penetration and ne business opportunities. Last Minute & Special Offers ARENA also provides suppliers with the opportunity to distribute last minute or special offers to retailers. Once viewed, offers can be booked instantly and stored within the PNR file structure. INTELLIGENT FUNCTIONALITY Functions within ARENA have been designed to effectively control and manage reservations with no mistakes. Automated and manual queues are used for fulfilment and reminder issues. Benefits page ARENA has been designed to benefit both suppliers and retailers within the Travel and Tourism Industry and address the business pressures being experienced through the online reservation environments. By consolidating all reservations through a single system, ARENA will reduce processing time and operational costs while enhancing customer services at the point of sale. ARENA is a purpose build application, utilising the latest in advanced technology, to overcome the fragmentation of reservation services over the Internet. All reservations are managed through a Super PNR file structure and services like competitive pricing and dynamic packaging will be a breeze. ARENA will benefit all sectors within travel and tourism and for the first time, travel agents and service suppliers will be empowered within a global distribution network, which has been designed to meet their requirements. ARENA access is free of charge to industry members. ARENA Benefits: Suppliers/Wholesalers Travel and Tourism Retailers Inventory Management Facilities Lower Distribution Costs Low Transaction Fees Wider Market Penetration Closed User Groups Reduced Communication Costs API Connectivity International Distribution Lower Brochure Production Costs Distribute Special Offers Queue Facilities Lower Operating Costs Reduced Telephone Time Consolidated Reservations Queue Facilities No Transaction Fees Reduced Communication Costs Instant Quotations Document Printing & Delivery Internal Messaging Super PNR Facilities Enhanced Customer Service Reduced Communication Costs Instant Quotations and Price Comparisons Users will experience lower communication costs through ARENA and reduced reliance on 1800 free call services, call centre operations and the telephone to service retail clients. Current pricing listed in ARENA must be guaranteed with component status, quotations and price comparisons being instantly displayed. Closed User Groups Accounting Records ARENA also caters for Closed User Groups to allow suppliers to manage business relationships and terms between their agents. Any number of Closed User Groups can be established. While trip costing is calculated within ARENA, the system does not include a full accounting system. All debtor records can be imported into an external accounting system. Features page ARENA includes many features (listed below) that have been included to meet industry expectations and deliver maximum benefits for all users of the system. Creative features will continue to be added, as part of the ongoing development program. Inventory and Price Management Dynamic Packaging Quotation Facilities Super PNR File Structure Document Printing and Delivery System Security Internal Messaging Yield Management Share PNR Facility (where required) Commission Tracking Message Queues Bulletin Board Productivity Reporting Travel Inquiry Registrations Cross Reference PNR's Links to Supplier Sites Last Minute or Special Offers Closed User Groups Supporting Services Dynamic Searching Global Operations To cater for global operations, ARENA will support international languages and currencies to maximise participation in all countries. Pricing page DISTRIBUTION (ARENA) We have ensured that distribution through ARENA is affordable for all members of the Travel and Tourism Industry. Reservation transaction fees are applied to suppliers only for confirmed reservations and there is no impact on a travel agent's commission or any other income generated through reservations. A single reservation transaction fee applies to each supplier within a PNR and are billed on a monthly basis. The transaction fee is a capped amount and is not affected by passenger numbers or trip values. All access to the ARENA application is free of charge to eligible industry members for distribution and both suppliers and retailers must register for access, subject to the published terms and conditions. IN-HOUSE RESERVATIONS (ARENAOne) ARENAOne being an in-house reservation system has a different price structure to ARENA and information can be obtained by contacting Travel Distribution Systems Pty Ltd. Early bird rates are being offered for ARENAOne.
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