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Pegasus Systems to Power New Japanese Online Travel Site

Dallas-based Pegasus Systems Inc. said that Recruit Co. Ltd, a $3 billion classified magazine publisher based in Tokyo, will use Pegasus' services to provide hotel booking capabilities for its new Internet travel agency, Recruit Isize Travel Company Ltd.

Just launched this week, Isize Travel is available on Japan's second largest Web portal www.isize.com, which claims more than 210 million page views per month.

Pegasus is a provider of hotel industry transaction processing and electronic commerce services and operates its own Internet travel reservations site, TravelWeb.com. Financial arrangements between the companies were not disclosed.

Pegasus' Private-Label Reservations Service enables Isize Travel to provide Japanese travel consumers with real-time online hotel reservation capabilities and detailed property information on nearly 30,000 hotels in 165 countries.

For 3,000 of the hotels in the Pegasus Online Distribution Database, Isize Travel will translate hotel content information into Japanese, with the remaining hotels' information available in English. Isize Travel's site also includes airline reservations, rail passes and 40,000 package tours.

"When searching for a best-of-breed partner for hotel reservations capabilities on Recruit Isize Travel's new Internet site, we found Pegasus Systems' combination of a rich hotel database and seamless reservation connectivity to nearly 30,000 hotels around the world to be a clear winner," said Mineo Fukuda, president and chief executive officer of Recruit Isize Travel.