BUFFALO, NY (June 5, 2012) – Delaware North Companies’ iconic Australian resorts are now live on all major Global Distribution Systems (GDS) platforms: Amadeus, Worldspan, Sabre and Galileo. GDS connects millions of travel producers on a centralized platform for bookings around the world.
“Delaware North Companies is pleased to announce the arrival of our iconic Australian properties on to the GDS,” said Donald Foste, director of travel industry sales and marketing for Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
. “Our focus is to strengthen our existing relationships and expand our reach within the travel agent community. We are committed to the travel agent community and are consistently looking for ways to innovate, that will engage our partners and assist in making the booking process easier.”
“Travel Agents now have the tools to book their clients into the private island sanctuary of Lizard Island Resort, on the Great Barrier Reef, just named the number one resort by Australia Gourmet Traveler, or visit the Red Rock Center at Kings Canyon for an authentic outback experience and the incredible Wilderness Nature Park and El Questro in the northern region of Western Australia,” added Bob Gilbert
, vice president of sales and marketing for Delaware North’s Parks & Resorts division.
These systems allow travel agents the ability to book a trip on any of the company’s Australian resorts, including all of the following:
Take a break from exploring the Australian landscape of Watarrka National Park with a stay at the luxurious Kings Canyon Resort. Nothing could be better after a day of hiking than a comfortable room, a delicious meal at Carmichael’s Restaurant & Lounge Bar and a trip to one of the resort’s deluxe spas rooms.
The El Questro Homestead is a hidden jewel within rugged Western Australia. Lounge around under the shade of a native tree, soak in the thermal springs and enjoy gourmet meals, either in the resort or on a picnic elsewhere.
Totaling almost one million acres in size, the El Questro Wilderness Park is one of the world’s last untouched landscapes, located in the eastern section of Kimberley. The park features four major river systems, plains, gorges, rainforests, waterfalls and an abundance of animals.
Heron Island Resort is truly a special place, located directly above the Great Barrier Reef, 89 kilometers off the coast of Queensland. With the reef literally at one’s fingertips, this luxury location is perfect for swimmers, divers and people who enjoy snorkeling, or for anyone who just wants to get away from the crowds and relax on the island’s pristine beaches.
This most northern Great Barrier Reef Island has 24 powdery white beaches and is undisturbed except for its few visitors. Some of the world’s most famous diving sites are located nearby, and guests have a choice of staying in a private suite, villa or pavilion. Lizard Island was recently named Best Resort/Lodge in Australia at the Australian Gourmet Traveller 2012 Travel Awards.
This exclusive island getaway offers guests an up-close view of the Great Barrier Reef as nature intended, without any of the distractions of modern day living. In January 2011, Wilson Island was recommended by Condé Nast Traveller as one of the ten best island resorts on the Great Barrier Reef.