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06.13.2012

Delaware North Companies’ Iconic Australian Destination Properties Now Live on Global Distribution Systems

 
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 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.

·        El Questro Homestead

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.

·        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. Lizard Island was recently named Best Resort/Lodge in Australia at the Australian Gourmet Traveller 2012 Travel Awards.

·        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, Wilson Island was recommended by Condé Nast Traveller as one of the ten best island resorts on the Great Barrier Reef.

Please find below our GDS codes:-

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
Contact(s):
Jill Collins
phone: 0417 654 474
 

 
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