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 October 16, 2012
Abacus International and BCD Travel Sign New Long-Term Technology Agreement

 Abacus Distribution Systems, Hong Kong's leading provider of travel solutions and services, has signed a new long-term technology agreement with BCD Travel, a leader in corporate travel management.

"Abacus is a trusted and valued partner of our business," said Alvin Miu, Director for BCD Travel Hong Kong. "Abacus' sound infrastructure, expertise and superior technology capabilities were all key factors in the decision to extend and grow our partnership further. I am confident that the partnership will enable us to streamline and increase our productivity, and enhance our service delivery to our customers."

With over 20 years of partnership, the agreement is a continuation of Abacus' position as BCD Travel Hong Kong's operating platform, providing access to air, car and hotel content. It also provides BCD Travel Hong Kong with a key strategic solution, Abacus PowerSuite, to increase productivity with a range of enhanced features, financial reporting tools, as well as a customisable management dashboard.

"We will be upgrading to Abacus PowerSuite in the next few months, and I look forward to our travel consultants experiencing a boost in performance," Mr Miu added.

Ms Winnie Lau, the Managing Director of Abacus Distribution Systems Hong Kong was responsible for the new agreement with BCD Travel. She said, "We are extremely pleased to have signed this agreement with BCD Travel, further strengthening our relationship with this important player in the global travel industry."

"We have had a successful relationship with BCD Travel Hong Kong, and we are confident to help them achieve an even higher level of performance throughout their operations," added Ms Lau.

BCD Travel is a market leader in China and one of the world's largest travel management companies with operations in 95 countries. It maintains offices across seventeen countries in Asia Pacific.

Abacus PowerSuite is part of Abacus' suite of agency solutions developed specially to automate the entire range of travel company operations from front-, mid- to back-office. It is a powerful solution that integrates business processes to deliver increased productivity and cost efficiencies, enabling travel companies to build a more profitable business.

Abacus Distribution Systems Hong Kong

Abacus Distribution Systems (H.K.) Ltd. is one of the national marketing companies of Abacus International Pte. Ltd. with around 1,100 travel agency locations and over 6,000 terminals. Abacus HK was established in 1989 to provide comprehensive travel information and customised Global Distribution System (GDS) services to clients in the Hong Kong and Macau region. Over 20 years of experience in fusing international best practices and local expertise through local operations and partnerships to better able to address customers' needs and improve marketing efficiency.
Abacus Distribution Systems (H.K.) Ltd. is owned by Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Pacific Century CyberWorks Ltd., Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong and Abacus International Pte. Ltd.