|August 17, 2000|
Dav El Launches One Road!
|Dav El Chauffeured Transportation Network today launched One Road!, the industrys first interactive program integrating global distribution systems (GDS) and computer reservation systems (CRS) with Dav El reservations and accounting features. One Road was developed exclusively for Dav El by the Eastman Group.|
Dav El's One Road program is the first to automate direct booking interface through GDS/CRS, providing real-time, automated response to online reservations, saving time and improving quality control, in an easy-to-use format. One Road is currently available via the standard Sabre format.
"With the introduction of One Road, Dav El has remained true to our mission. That is, to provide premium and comprehensive ground transportation solutions to business executives and travel planners, offering amenities and services others just canít match," said Scott Solombrino, president and chief executive officer, Dav El Chauffeured Transportation Network. "We didnít just follow the Internet craze, but instead we are leading the industry in providing strategic solutions by utilizing the latest technology and anticipating the future of automated direct booking capabilities."
"The One Road solution clearly puts Dav El in the forefront of servicing business travelers in this era of advancing technology," said Richard Eastman, principle, The Eastman Group. "For Dav El clients, they now have the most accurate, comprehensive and manageable way to purchase their ground transportation services."
Dav El clients can now book reservations via the company website http://www.davel.com. In the Fall 2000, corporate travel planners will have the ability to book reservations, modify or cancel existing reservations and maintain and access other account service activities through One Road! on the Dav El website using a secure password. One Road will also be available using all other GDS/CRS systems. The technology behind One Road will also enable Dav El to provide additional integrated products through the internet.
"We are delighted to work with Rhe Eastman Group in developing One Road, bringing their expertise in travel automation systems and technology to the ground transportation industry. Our collaboration will continue to generate advances and opportunities in automated direct booking solutions and we are excited about the future," Solombrino added.