“Our formula for hotels is simple: first, connect. Then, facilitate the booking. Finally, attract more eyes to places where consumers are shopping for rooms,” said David Millili, chief executive officer of Pegasus Solutions. “Making sure travelers are able to find and book their hotel can easily drop down a long list of priorities for operations managers focused on immediate guest needs. Pegasus Connect+ salvages the vital need to easily market and sell hotel rooms so operations managers can address everything else on that long list.” Pegasus Connect+ was introduced in response to hotel requests for a simplified hotel business revenue tool. Existing Pegasus clients overwhelmingly chose to renew in 2013, being new to and optimistic about the service. New Pegasus hotel clients were often going from no electronic availability outside an underutilized website to full global visibility and bookability with Pegasus Connect+. Offered at three levels – Basic, Gold and Premium – Pegasus Connect+ offers GDS and online connectivity, an Internet booking engine, business intelligence, and global sales support, including preferred partner status with American Express and Carlson Wagonlit. “Pegasus Connect+ is a gateway for hotels that have been unsure about how best to join the global hotel market,” added Millili. “If you’re going to pay attention to careful details like bed pillows and housekeeping uniforms, then you’re going to want to make sure consumers have a chance to notice you. And, once noticed, Pegasus Connect+ enables affordable and easy progression from basic connectivity, to TMC preferred partner, to custom site design and mobile availability and optimization.” Last year, Pegasus also introduced a video series, now available on www.pegs.com/video and the Pegasus YouTube channel. Each video is less than two minutes, and clearly illustrates not only the world of distribution, but also how hotels can use it to grow business. Related Link: Pegasus Solutions