Budget Completes GDS Upgrades

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Budget Rent A Car System Inc. said it has completed its upgrade on the Amadeus Global Distribution System to provide travel agents with real-time access to its reservation system.

With the addition of Amadeus, Budget now provides a seamless, transparent interface to all four major global distribution systems. The upgrade to "Complete Access Plus" allows travel agents to access real-time inventory of vehicles and rates. In addition, agents can now:

*Display corporate, association and promotional rates and compare them;

*View customer requests, and confirm child safety seats, one-way rates, and drop-off charges if applicable;

*Provide their customers with a complete price that includes tax, surcharge and regulation information;

*Instantly verify any modifications made to a booking;

*View instant rate changes or new confirmation numbers.

"The upgrade to Complete Access Plus allows us to better serve the travel agent community," said Gerard Quirk, Cendant Car Rental Group's vice president for the global travel industry. "It also provides them with a way to better serve their own customers."

Cendant is Budget's parent company.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Trump and Regulations: An Alt-Fuel View

With 2025 emissions targets back in review, manufacturers, alt-fuel, and alt-power suppliers weigh in on the potential impacts of Trump’s initiatives.

Why GM’s Telematics Announcement is a Really Big Deal

Enabling a telematics connection at the factory — and not through an aftermarket hardware installation — is a game changer for fleets.

Four Thoughts From the 2016 Conference Calls

Sifting through the notes of Avis Budget Group’s and Hertz Global Holdings’ recent fourth quarter conference calls give us some trend lines to watch out for in 2017. (Of course, this gives us an incomplete snapshot, as Enterprise Holdings is privately held.)

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>