Tripster Adds Austin, Texas as its Latest Travel Destination

Saint Louis, Missouri – Tripster, Inc., an online travel agency that provides tickets and reservations for theme parks, shows, attractions, tours, and hotels for over 18 years, announced the addition of another popular travel destination today: Austin, Texas. Austin joins other travel markets such as San Antonio, TX; Seattle, WA; and New Orleans, LA, that launched earlier in 2019.

Austin, TX is a popular vacation choice for many travelers. The eclectic live music scene is a big draw as are the numerous outdoor activities ranging from hiking, biking, and boating. In addition, there are world-class restaurants and shopping as well as thriving breweries and a vibrant arts district to discover. The weather in Austin is ideal almost year-round, too, with over 300 days of sunshine.

More than 27 million people visit Austin, TX, annually. In fact, Austin consistently ranks as one of America’s best cities to visit according to national publications such as US News and World Report and Forbes. Tripster aims to provide these visitors with seamless, convenient access to Austin vacation packages, tour passes, hotels, and more.

“As we continue to expand the vacation destinations we offer to travelers, Austin felt like a welcome addition due to its wide variety of fresh, fun experiences,” said John Johnson, President of Tripster. “This is a destination that appeals to all sectors, from families to retirees and everyone in between. We at Tripster aim to make visiting Austin easy and enjoyable for all.”

Austin, Texas, joins 27 other prominent United States travel destinations in Tripster’s growing portfolio. Tripster’s websites provide travelers an easy-to-use booking solution for attraction and show tickets, hotels, and vacation packages. The company’s proprietary reservation and ticketing engines offer customers a single source for vacation planning and custom package creation for additional savings.

The launch of the Austin market continues Tripster’s guarantee of providing quality vacation experiences to travelers the world over.

About Tripster

Since 2001, Tripster has provided more than 3.5 million travelers with travel planning and reservation services for ticketed events, world-renowned theme parks, area attractions, tours, theatrical shows, as well as hotels in more than 25 destinations across the country. Using a proprietary booking engine, Tripster customers can access first-hand content and reviews to plan, customize, and book entire vacations within a single transaction. In addition, the company also provides reservation and packaging fulfillment services for destination marketing organizations and travel suppliers through white label versions of their system. Tripster is based in St. Louis MO.

Tripster Receives Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2019

Saint Louis, Missouri – February 12, 2019 Tripster has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognizes businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.

Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine reviews and insights. Those that meet the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected, and their average rating, receive the award. A badge of honor, this accreditation remains unique, as it is based purely on the interactions with real customers. As all reviews are verified as genuine, the accreditation is a true reflection of a business’ commitment to outstanding service.

Tripster met the criteria of collecting at least 50 reviews between January 1st, 2018 and December 31st, 2018, with a Feefo service rating of between 4.5 and 5.0.

John Johnson, President of Tripster, commented: “We’re thrilled to receive this award from Feefo. It recognizes how hard we’ve been working to give great experiences to all our customers, who are the most important judges of what we do. We’re committed to delivering the highest quality of service, so it’s important for us to listen, understand and respond to all our customers. Feefo enabled us to consistently improve throughout 2018 and now we’re looking forward to another successful year ahead.”

Congratulating Tripster on winning this year’s award, Matt West, CEO at Feefo, commented: “The Trusted Service award has always been about recognizing those companies that excel beyond the norm. This year we’ve seen many remarkable businesses leveraging the full potential of Feefo to provide outstanding levels of experience for their customers – and rightly being awarded our most prestigious accreditation. I’m looking forward to the continual success of the businesses that work in partnership with us throughout 2019.”

Feefo is a reviews and customer insights technology company that provides businesses with the tools to collect real, purchase-verified reviews and insights. Working with over 3,500 clients, Feefo ensures that all feedback is authentic, by matching it to a legitimate transaction, in order to increase consumer confidence and enable businesses to make smarter business decisions.

About Tripster

Since 2001, Tripster has provided more than 3 million travelers with travel planning and reservation services for ticketed events, world-renowned theme parks, area attractions, tours, theatrical shows, as well as hotels and lodging in 20 destinations across the country. Using a proprietary booking engine, Tripster customers can access first-hand content and reviews to plan, customize, and book entire vacations within a single transaction. In addition, the Company also provides reservation and packaging fulfillment services for destination marketing organizations and travel suppliers through white label versions of their system.Tripster 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; Washington, D.C.; Tampa, St. Augustine and Orlando, FL; San Antonio, TX; Sandusky, OH; Charlotte, NC; and Toronto.

About Feefo

Feefo is a disruptive global technology company empowering brands to make smarter decisions and improve consumer experiences by leveraging the full potential of real customer reviews.

Feefo’s cutting-edge review platform is trusted by more than 3,500 brands including Next, Vauxhall, Expedia, JCB and Thomas Cook, who rely on it to supply smart insights that transform their ability to market, sell and build more rewarding relationships with customers.

A trusted partner of Google, Feefo’s technology and consultancy team possess unique expertise and business insight, enabling brands to employ cutting-edge innovation that optimizes the delivery of digital marketing and advertising.

Please visit: www.feefo.com

Reserve Direct & Walt Disney World Launch Varied Rate Tickets

Saint Louis, Missouri – November 6, 2018   October 12th, 2018, Walt Disney World introduced a completely new ticketing strategy centered on date specific, varied pricing for admission to their Orlando theme parks.  Along with that strategy came a new ticketing platform designed to manage the new pricing scheme, as well as their third-party distribution. As a leading Walt Disney World reseller, Reserve Direct was selected to simultaneously launch the new varied rate strategy and ticketing system for its consumers and white label partners.

In part, the goal to this ticketing strategy is to encourage consumers to attend the parks during lower traffic days of the week or less busy times of the year. As a result, tickets themselves are no longer valid for entry any time but rather for specific dates of use enabling the park to gauge park traffic in advance and potentially steer guests to lower attendance dates.  This, of course, makes buying tickets less flexible and a bit more complex.

Reserve Direct, a partner of Walt Disney World for over 10 years, is one of the limited resell partners to adopt this new technology, launching in tandem with the Park’s official introduction.  A technology-focused destination booking engine, Reserve Direct features Walt Disney World on its site, ReserveOrlando.com, and on over 50 white labels where the product is packaged with local hotels and other area activities and attractions.  

“It’s an exciting concept offering per day, varied pricing for a theme park.,” stated John Johnson, CEO and President of Reserve Direct.  “And, while it was no small undertaking technology-wise, we were excited to be a part of it from inception through its launch. Our consumers and just as importantly, our white label partners, didn’t skip a beat in the transition.”

About Reserve Direct

Since 2001, Reserve Direct has provided more than 3 million travelers with travel planning and reservation services for ticketed events, world-renowned theme parks, area attractions, tours, theatrical shows, as well as hotels and lodging in 20 destinations across the country. Using a proprietary booking engine, Reserve Direct customers can access first-hand content and reviews to plan, customize, and book entire vacations within a single transaction. In addition, the Company also provides reservation and packaging fulfillment services for destination marketing organizations and travel suppliers through white label versions of their 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; Washington, D.C.; Tampa, St. Augustine and Orlando, FL; San Antonio, TX; Sandusky, OH; Charlotte, NC; and Toronto.

Reserve Direct Expands Hotel Connectivity with SiteMinder

Saint Louis, Missouri – September 13, 2018 – Direct, an online travel agency featuring over 2,000 shows, attractions, theme parks, activities, tours and hotel packages in 20 destinations throughout the United States and Canada, today announced a partnership with SiteMinder, the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform.

The partnership will allow hotel users of SiteMinder’s platform to incorporate Reserve Direct into their online distribution strategies and tap into the 2.5 million travelers that plan their vacations with Reserve Direct each year. It will also provide a two-way connection between their hotel management system and their account with Reserve Direct so they can seamlessly manage their dynamic online rates, inventory and reservations in real-time.

“SiteMinder has built a strong presence in markets we have been serving for over a decade,” states John Johnson, CEO of Reserve Direct. “In some markets, nearly 30 percent of our existing hotel relationships have migrated to a SiteMinder solution as they look to minimize the effort of managing their online presence. This partnership with SiteMinder is important for us to not only maintain those relationships but to also grow in new markets.”

Founded in 2006, SiteMinder offers a cloud-based platform used by more than 30,000 hotels to acquire guests from across the globe. Incorporating solutions from channel management to direct bookings, GDS connectivity and pricing intelligence, 2017 saw SiteMinder’s platform generate more than 72 million reservations worth $21 billion in hotel revenue.

Matt Klugman, Director of Sales & Marketing for Vacation Myrtle Beach, which operates 14 popular resorts throughout the Myrtle Beach area, says, “We are excited that Reserve Direct now has a connection with SiteMinder, and we have a seamless booking process that reduces the burden on our staff considerably. This allows us to continually be up-to-date and ultimately book more business.”

About Reserve Direct

Since 2001, Reserve Direct has provided more than 3 million travelers with travel planning and reservation services for ticketed events, world-renowned theme parks, area attractions, tours, theatrical shows, as well as hotels and lodging in 20 destinations across the country. Using a proprietary booking engine, Reserve Direct customers can access first-hand content and reviews to plan, customize, and book entire vacations within a single transaction. In addition, the Company also provides reservation and packaging fulfillment services for destination marketing organizations and travel suppliers through white label versions of their 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; Washington, D.C.; Tampa, St. Augustine and Orlando, FL; San Antonio, TX; Sandusky, OH; Charlotte, NC; and Toronto.

About SiteMinder

As the leading cloud platform for hotels, SiteMinder allows hotels to attract, reach and convert guests across the globe. We serve hotels of all sizes with award-winning solutions for independents and groups alike, wherever they are in the world.

SiteMinder’s products include The Channel Manager, the industry’s leading online distribution platform; TheBookingButton, a wholly-branded booking engine for direct bookings via the web, mobile or social; Canvas, the intelligent website creator for independent hoteliers; Prophet, the real-time market intelligence solution that takes the guesswork out of pricing rooms; and GDS by SiteMinder, a single point of entry to a six-figure network of travel agents and the world’s major global distribution systems. With more than 30,000 hotel customers and 600 of the industry’s top connectivity providers as our partners, today we have a presence in more than 160 countries on six continents. For more information, visit www.siteminder.com.

Reserve Direct Launches First International Market in Toronto

Saint Louis, Missouri – June 19, 2018 – Reserve Direct, Inc., a provider of tickets for theme parks, shows, attractions, tours, and hotels for over 16 years, announced the addition of another popular travel destination in Toronto, the capital of Ontario (http://www.reservedirect.com/ca/toronto). Toronto is the company’s second new travel destination to launch in 2018, and the first international destination for the United States-based company.

With a location on Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore, Toronto serves as the capital of Ontario and offers a dynamic mix of things to do for visitors. This thriving metropolis features the soaring CN Tower, the 400-acre High Park, family-friendly attractions like Canada’s Wonderland, Ripley’s Aquarium and the Toronto Zoo as well as nearby Niagara Falls. In addition, this tourism destination is notable for its numerous museums, historic sites, sports activities and entertainment opportunities.

In 2017, the destination welcomed more than 43 million visitors and more than 15 million overnight guests. Both of these figures shattered previous records, indicating Toronto is capturing the attention of travelers worldwide. With that in mind, Reserve Direct aims to serve those travelers’ needs by focusing on seamless, convenient access to Toronto vacation packages, attraction tickets, hotels and more.

“Toronto is a vibrant destination that appears to be poised for continued tourism growth,” said John Johnson, CEO of Reserve Direct.  “Expanding upon our existing relationships, such as Ripley’s Aquariums and Cedar Fair’s Canada’s Wonderland among others was a natural fit for Reserve Direct.  We anticipate similar success in Toronto as we’ve had in the States. Combining these tickets with hotels makes for ease of booking and compelling value.”

Toronto joins 19 other prominent United States travel destinations in Reserve Direct’s growing portfolio. Reserve Direct’s websites provide travelers an easy-to-use booking solution for attraction and show tickets, hotels, and vacation packages. The company’s proprietary reservation and ticketing engines offer customers a single source for vacation planning and custom package creation for additional savings.

The launch of the Toronto market continues Reserve Direct’s mission of providing quality vacation experiences to travelers the world over.

About Reserve Direct

Since 2001, Reserve Direct has provided more than 3 million travelers with travel planning and reservation services for ticketed events, world-renowned theme parks, area attractions, tours, theatrical shows, as well as hotels and lodging in 20 destinations across the country. Using a proprietary booking engine, Reserve Direct customers can access first-hand content and reviews to plan, customize, and book entire vacations within a single transaction. In addition, the Company also provides reservation and packaging fulfillment services for destination marketing organizations and travel suppliers through white label versions of their 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; Washington, D.C.; Tampa, St. Augustine and Orlando, FL; San Antonio, TX; Sandusky, OH; Charlotte, NC; and Toronto.

Reserve Direct Extends Partnership with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment to San Antonio, Texas

Saint Louis, Missouri – May 24, 2018 –  Reserve Direct, Inc., a provider of affordable tickets to theme parks, shows, activities, attractions, and hotels for over 16 years, has extended its partnership with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment™ with the addition of SeaWorld San Antonio (http://www.reservedirect.com/us/san-antonio) to their destination portfolio.

SeaWorld Orlando has been a partner of Reserve Direct with Reserve Orlando since 2007 while SeaWorld San Diego launched on Reserve San Diego in 2013.  With the addition of San Antonio’s park, Reserve Direct now sells tickets to all SeaWorld Theme Parks® throughout the United States.

SeaWorld San Antonio is a 250-acre marine mammal park, oceanarium, and animal theme park that has been welcoming guests for almost 30 years. While the San Antonio location is the newest of the SeaWorld parks it does hold the distinction of being the largest of all the parks. Likewise, it is the world’s largest marine-life theme park. Annually, the park has an attendance rate of over 2.6 million visitors.

In addition, the park has a strong focus on conservation and education efforts which can be seen through their Park to Planet initiative. For more than 50 years, rescue and rehabilitation programs have been the primary focus of the parks. To further these goals, SeaWorld Theme Parks® has devoted a portion of tickets sales to conservation efforts as well as programs designed to inspire others to take action and join the efforts.

“We’re proud to expand our partnership with SeaWorld to their San Antonio park,” said John Johnson, President of Reserve Direct. “Our model, which allows vacationers to pair park tickets with area lodging for added value, has proven to be successful in San Diego and Orlando.  We are excited about now adding San Antonio to that collection.”

SeaWorld San Antonio joins a strong line-up of theme park partners for Reserve Direct, who also offer online ticket sales for amusement parks such as Walt Disney World®, Universal Orlando Resort™, Busch Gardens®, Knott’s Berry Farm and others.

About Reserve Direct

Since 2001, Reserve Direct has provided more than 3 million travelers with travel planning and reservation services for ticketed events, world-renowned theme parks, area attractions, tours, theatrical shows, as well as hotels and lodging in 17 destinations across the country. Using a proprietary booking engine, Reserve Direct customers can access first-hand content and reviews to plan, customize, and book entire vacations within a single transaction. In addition, the Company also provides reservation and packaging fulfillment services for destination marketing organizations and travel suppliers through white label versions of their 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; Tampa, St. Augustine and Orlando, FL.

Reserve Direct Launches First New Market of 2018 with Washington D.C

New Dawn over Washington

Saint Louis, Missouri – February 22, 2018 – Reserve Direct, Inc., a provider of tickets and reservations for theme parks, shows, attractions, tours, and hotels for over 16 years, announced the addition of another popular travel destination, Reserve Washington D.C. (http://www.reservewashingtondc.com/) today. Reserve Washington D.C. is the company’s first new travel destination to launch in 2018.

With monuments, memorials, and museums, as well as cultural pursuits and entertaining attractions, Washington D.C., is truly a unique tourist destination. Notable things to do include visiting the Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian Museum, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol. In addition, the city is well-known for its award-winning restaurants and outdoor pursuits.

Annually, the destination welcomes more than 22 million visitors from across the globe. Washington D.C., which is TripAdvisor’s 12th most popular U.S. travel destination, boasts a plethora of activities for domestic and international travelers. As such, Reserve Washington D.C, will focus on providing those travelers with seamless, convenient access to Washington D.C. vacation packages, attraction passes, hotels and more.

“With our continuing evolution into the tour and activity market, D.C. represents the next great fit for our business model,” said John Johnson, President and CEO of Reserve Direct.  “Bundling the many experiences this destination has to offer with a trendy hotel to complete a vacation package, visitors can now use our efficient booking tools to get the most out of their trip to our Nation’s capital.”

Reserve Washington D.C. joins 16 other prominent United States travel destinations in Reserve Direct’s growing portfolio. Reserve Direct’s websites provide travelers an easy-to-use booking solution for attraction and show tickets, hotels, and vacation packages. The company’s proprietary reservation and ticketing engines offer customers a single source for vacation planning and custom package creation for additional savings.

The launch of the Washington D.C market continues Reserve Direct’s guarantee of providing quality vacation experiences to travelers the world over.

About Reserve Direct
Since 2001, Reserve Direct has provided more than 3 million travelers with travel planning and reservation services for ticketed events, world-renowned theme parks, area attractions, tours, theatrical shows, as well as hotels and lodging in 17 destinations across the country. Using a proprietary booking engine, Reserve Direct customers can access first-hand content and reviews to plan, customize, and book entire vacations within a single transaction. In addition, the Company also provides reservation and packaging fulfillment services for destination marketing organizations and travel suppliers through white label versions of their 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; Tampa, St. Augustine and Orlando, FL.

 

Reserve Direct Expands with Launch of Reserve San Francisco

St. Louis, Missouri – August 8, 2017 – Reserve Direct, Inc., providing travelers tickets to theme parks, shows, tours, and attractions as well as hotels in specific travel destinations, today announced the launch of Reserve San Francisco (www.reservesanfrancisco.com).  The new destination marks the company’s third California market, joining San Diego (2014) and Los Angeles (2016), and the second major destination in the past year.

Known for such landmarks as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco hosts nearly 25 million visitors annually and is ranked as a Top 10 U.S. destination by both Skift and TripAdvisor.  With the launch of Reserve San Francisco, the company looks to bring its vacation planning technology and selling strategies to these visitors, as well as, its own traveler base of over 3 million consumers.

“San Francisco presents a fantastic new opportunity for Reserve Direct,” stated John Johnson, President and CEO of Reserve Direct.  “Not unlike New York City, San Francisco is a very diverse city where visitors can partake in a wide range of iconic sights and activities, as well as a variety of cultural experiences that we are excited to be a part of selling.”

Different than other online travel websites, Reserve Direct provides a destination specific, dedicated content website where consumers are able to research, plan and book not only activities, tours, and attractions, but also bundle those with lodging.  Through this bundling, consumers not only get the convenience of the one-stop-shop for vacation planning but also the benefit of savings through customizable packages.

About Reserve Direct

Since 2001, Reserve Direct has provided more than 3 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.

Reserve Direct Further Broadens Integrations with Addition of Tour & Activity Channel Manager, Rezdy

Partnership Provides 2-Way Connectivity for Tour Operators

St. Louis, Missouri – June 15, 2017 – Reserve Direct, Inc., announces its full integration with Rezdy, the world’s leading B2B online distribution and reservation platform provider.  The integration permits Reserve Direct and Rezdy’s “like” operators to dynamically manage their Reserve Direct account through content, rates, and inventory provided through Rezdy.  This connectivity reduces management time for Reserve Direct operators while providing customers with more accurate and timely reservation paths.

“We couldn’t be more excited about our new connectivity with Rezdy,” explained John Johnson, President and CEO of Reserve Direct.  “Our tour and activity operators are equally excited they can benefit from our vacation packaging without the added effort of managing yet another extranet.”

The two companies cater to tour and activity markets and share clients in many of Reserve Direct’s North American destinations, including Las Vegas, San Francisco, and New York City, to name a few.  Where Rezdy provides reservation management in a B2B environment, Reserve Direct provides vacationers a B2C booking engine for planning and securing reservations in 16 U.S. markets.

“In our continued effort to remain the largest tour and activity distribution network, it only made sense to partner with Reserve Direct,” stated Simon Lenoir, Co-Founder and CEO of Rezdy.  “Their destination driven consumer sales strategy represents a great opportunity for our North American operators, where they have the presence to distribute even more products.”

Rezdy, launched in 2011, provides online booking and distribution solutions to more than 2,200 suppliers in 88 countries. The company currently generates over $1 Billion in annual bookings to more than 45,000 activities and things to do.  Rezdy’s North American operation is headquartered in Las Vegas and has its corporate offices in Sydney, Australia.

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.

Reserve Direct Integrates with Gateway Ticketing Systems Platform, Galaxy Connect

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.