Featuring Direct-to-Gate Reservation Fulfillment
St. Louis, Missouri – June 6, 2017 – Reserve Direct, Inc., a destination-specific, vacation planning and booking service showcasing more than 700 shows, attractions, theme parks, amusements, activities and tours across 15 popular U.S. markets, today deployed final integration with Galaxy Connect™, an innovative technology offered by Gateway Ticketing Systems®. This cloud-based platform streamlines the reservation path for travel suppliers by dynamically managing availability, delivering bookings and ticket redemption. At the same time, consumers benefit from instant and reliable confirmation, as well as direct-to-gate e-tickets.
“With our continued expansion into new markets, we discovered more and more attractions using Gateway solutions,” stated John Johnson, President of Reserve Direct. “We have successfully worked with Gateway products for a number of years and we are excited to be a part of their new cloud-based integration solution.”
Headquartered in Pennsylvania, Gateway has developed and provided ticketing solution software in the attractions segment for nearly 30 years. These solutions include onsite and online ticketing, admission control, retail and food & beverage sales, and customer relationship management, among many other related services. Last year, Gateway launched its cloud-based platform, Galaxy Connect, which enables attractions to more effectively contract and distribute its tickets to third-party resellers, such as Reserve Direct.
“It’s great to have a partner like Reserve Direct as an early adopter of Galaxy Connect since they feature many of our clients in the destinations they serve,” expressed Scott Lobaugh, Gateway’s Director of Business Development. “The partnership allows our mutual supplier partners to provide direct-to-gate experience to the end customers while alleviating the operational costs of voucher redemption.”
This marks the third major integration project for Reserve Direct in the past 12 months, including its integrations with tour and activity provider, FareHarbor, and hospitality solutions provider, Sabre. As a one-stop-shop for vacation packaging, Reserve Direct works to bring together multiple platforms into a single booking path for the consumer. With that, the company anticipates more connectivity development in the near future.
About Reserve Direct
Since 2001, Reserve Direct has provided more than 2.5 million travelers with destination-specific travel planning and reservation services for ticketed events, world-renowned theme parks, adventure activities, tours, theatrical and music shows, plus hotels and lodging. Using a proprietary booking engine, Reserve Direct customers can access first-hand content and reviews to plan and book entire vacations within a single transaction. In addition, the Company also provides destination marketing organizations and travel suppliers reservation and packaging fulfillment services through white label versions of their proprietary system. Reserve Direct is based in St. Louis MO and currently operates dedicated destination websites in Branson, MO; Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN; Myrtle Beach, SC; Williamsburg, VA; New York, NY; San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Las Vegas, NV; the Hawaiian Islands; St. Augustine and Orlando, FL.