Jewel Business Solutions sees opportunity in TXA

19 February 2010

Jewel Business Solutions (JBS) has launched a new Point of Sale and Internet Booking System, the ‘Jewel Integrated Booking System’ (JIBS). This system is specifically designed for Visitor Information Centres and Tour Desks, to manage the sale of Tours, Accommodation, Express Coach Services and Merchandise.

Live booking and confirmation from JIBS is enabled using Tourism Exchange Australia (TXA), and operators currently running the Jewel Reservation System (JRS). JRS is already connected to TXA.

“JIBS uses TXA to connect through to the supplier reservation systems providing Visitor Information Centres and Tour Desks with real time visibility to prices and available inventory, so they are no longer restricted by allocations or the need to wait for confirmations,” said JBS’s Executive Director Mr. Webb.

“As well as connecting to sightseeing and accommodation suppliers, JIBS is the only system that will allow you to book express coach services (with suppliers using JRS), removing the need for double entry of express bookings.”

Liz Ward, Chief Executive of the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) said, “This represents another important building block in the development of TXA, and demonstrates the industry-wide benefits that can be achieved by utilising TXA’s capabilities, and reinforces the open nature of TXA.”

“We are extremely pleased that JBS has made TXA an integral part of their product development.”

V3 Executive Director and CEO, Shane Crockett, explained, “The development of this product utilising TXA has demonstrated the enormous capability of the Open Booking Exchange TM technology used within TXA. We are proud to continue to lead the way in delivering a neutral exchange to enhance the online marketing capability of Australian tourism product. TXA provides companies such as JBS, a single common connection point, which is encouraging the development of new innovative online products.”

JBS will be rolling-out the new JIBS product in the coming months.

For more information please call Shane Crockett on +61 (418) 911988, or Liz Ward on +61 (419) 578 200

About JBS 
- Jewel Business Solutions (JBS) was formed to deliver the best possible business benefits from the effective development and delivery of Information Technology solutions. Today JBS manages complete business solutions for clients throughout the Pacific region. Jewel Business Solutions offer robust software solutions, including integrated websites, hosted in one of Australia's most secure Data Centres.
www.jbs.com.au

About Australian Tourism Data Warehouse 
- ATDW is owned by all the State/Territory government tourism organisations, as well as Tourism Australia. It was established in 2001 to create a comprehensive, high quality database that is available to licensed distributors to publish on their web sites.
www.atdw.com.au

About V3 
- V3 provides innovative, proven products and services that promote growth and efficiency in the leisure industry. 
One of the core products of V3 is the OBX™, which enables tourism businesses to sell live inventory in real time to customers through multiple distribution channels.
www.v3leisure.com

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