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:
· Kings Canyon Resort
Take a break from exploring the Australian landscape of
· El Questro Homestead
The El Questro Homestead is a hidden jewel within rugged
· El Questro Wilderness Park
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
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.
· Lizard Island Resort
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.
· Wilson Island Resort
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, Hotel ID Hotel Name GDS Chain Code Sabre Galileo/Apollo Amadeus Worldspan Pegasus 51909 El Questro Homestead YX 100497 49989 KNXEQH KNXEQ 51909 51911 El Questro Wilderness Park YX 165469 50530 KNXQUE KNXQU 51911 51912 Heron Island Resort YX 165539 54872 GLTHER VOHI 51912 51913 Kings Canyon Resort YX 60629 50892 KBJKCR AYQKC 51913 51906 Lizard Island Resort YX 165655 57056 CNSLIR CNSLI 51906 51907 Wilson Island Resort YX 166140 58303 HRNWIL GLTWI 51907
About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is an industry leader, providing Stewardship and Hospitality in Special Places SM with hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida; in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, including The Ahwahnee and other Yosemite lodges; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; and in Niagara Falls State Park. The company also owns and operates Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; the Park Gate Lodges at Yellowstone, which are the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn, Gray Wolf Inn and Suites and Yellowstone Park Hotel, all located at the park’s west gate in West Yellowstone, Mont.; and five luxury resorts in Australia: Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island
GDS Chain Code
El Questro Homestead
El Questro Wilderness Park
Heron Island Resort
Kings Canyon Resort
Lizard Island Resort
Wilson Island Resort