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Sentias Booking Server Shifts Booking Engine Paradigm


Since its release in early March 2006, the Sentias Booking Server has attracted interest from companies around the World. In just over a month, the Booking Server has attracted tour operators from Canada, the US, Japan, India, Mongolia, Australia, the UK, Indonesia, Switzerland, Poland, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia.

North Vancouver, Canada, May 10, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Since its release in early March 2006, the Sentias Booking Server has attracted interest from companies around the World. In just over a month, the Booking Server has attracted tour operators from Canada, the US, Japan, India, Mongolia, Australia, the UK, Indonesia, Switzerland, Poland, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia.

The Sentias Booking Server is a powerful web-based reservation system which combines inventory management, a sophisticated pricing and availability engine, customer management, and support for multiple product types. A key difference between the Sentias Booking Server and other competing booking engines is the fact that the Sentias Booking Server is a commission free global distribution system (GDS). Tour operators, adventure travel companies, hotel and motel operators, and vacation package providers can subscribe to the Booking Server for a low monthly fee and place a fully co-branded booking engine featuring their products on their website. The company even offers a risk free thirty day trial of the application.

When asked why the Sentias Booking Server is becoming so popular so quickly, Stephen Joyce, President of Sentias Software Corp., had this to say. "A primary difference is that we are not a travel retailer or agency, we don't sell travel products, and we don't want to be a middleman in the process and we don't want to compete with our customers' brands. We know that every time a middleman gets involved, the cost for the end consumer goes up. Most of the competitive booking engines on the market especially in the leisure and adventure travel sectors are actually commission based booking portals. These booking portals charge a commission of between 1% and 5% for every product that moves through the engine. Even a small commission like 1% can equate to thousands of dollars more when compared to the costs of using the Sentias Booking Server. The industry is changing, tour operators want to sell directly to consumers and through travel agents, and they want to do it in a profitable way. The airlines, hotels, and large tour operators have the resources to partner with the large GDS companies, we want to be the GDS for everyone else. Our goal is to shake up the industry a little, disrupt the status quo, and change how people book online."

Sentias has also completed initial development of the Tourism Partner Program which allows organizations like Chambers of Commerce, Tourism Associations, operators of travel portal websites and other travel directory websites to refer companies to the Sentias Booking Server and earn a 20% commission on monthly subscriptions, the highest commission of its kind in the industry. The program also gives these organizations the option of setting up a branded portal where they can showcase vendor products based on region and activity.

"In addition to the functionality of the Booking Server itself, we are really excited about being able to partner with local and regional tourism associations." said Stephen Joyce "The opportunities for generating secondary revenue streams and bringing value add to members is another win-win scenario for any organization whose focus is to increase local or regional tourism activity."

In addition to the growing popularity of the Sentias Booking Server, the Booking Server website has moved very quickly in the search engines ending up in the top ten on Google.com for many booking engine related queries. In less than eight weeks, the bookings.sentias.com website has moved from obscurity to a top rank site. Sentias attributes this rise in the search engines to a well focused website marketing campaign and an abundance of relevant information on the website. The new marketing website for the Sentias Booking Server can be found at http://www.booking-engine-software.com.

Sentias Software Corp. is a software development company based in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Sentias develops multi-lingual web-based business software including Content Management, E-commerce solutions, Tour Operator Software Solutions, and Digital Media Solutions. For more information regarding Sentias, please visit http://www.sentias.com.

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Sentias Software Corp.
Stephen Joyce
604-983-0083
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