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Bird Information Systems empowers Grayline India with reservation hosting solution
Grayline India (P) Ltd. signs for AIRS, the Airline Inventory Reservation System from Bird Information Systems

New Delhi, July 25 , 2007: Bird Information Systems Private limited (BIS), a leading technology provider of automated aviation and travel related software solutions, today announced another strategic partnership with Grayline India (P) Ltd., a scheduled travel and tours transportation company, for the use of its Airline Inventory and Reservation System (AIRS).

Under the terms of this contract signed between the two companies, Bird Information Systems will provide the reservation solution, inventory hosting technology and Internet Booking Engine to Grayline India (P) Ltd. for distributing their tour packages, sightseeing services.

A revolutionary web based application solution, AIRS provides services in the areas of inventory control, hosting, reservation, ticketing, Internet booking engine, distribution and departure control. Built on a scalable enterprise level architecture, it can be upgraded with additional modules to accommodate enhanced functionalities.

Elaborating on the partnership, Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Information Systems said,“At BIS, we emphasize on high service standards and the latest in technology in an effort to ensure complete customer satisfaction. This strategic partnership providing us the opportunity to work with a major international brand, is a testament to the quality and functionality of our system.”

Commenting further, Akash Sheth, CEO, Grayline India (P) Ltd. said “In collaborating with Bird Information Systems, we have ensured that we not only get a common reservation platform but also a booking engine that enables our customers to book through the Internet or travel agencies. Making booking as easy as possible for our customers is part of our strategy to make Grayline India as one of the most preferred tour operators in India. Grayline India will offer real time availability and confirmation to the domestic and inbound traveller in the City Tour, Sightseeing and Incredible India holiday space. We have just started building our product inventory and are confident to achieve more than 1000 products to choose from in the Indian holiday space before the end of this year. Our channel partners across the globe - promoting India, think of this as a blessing for their FIT market and look forward to tremendous growth opportunities.”

About Grayline India (P) Ltd
For 90 years, Gray Line has been a trusted name in sightseeing tours around the world. With tours and excursion in more than 200 destinations spanning six continents, they are now one of the largest touring companies in the world. Gray Line Tours are made keeping in mind the Traveler and it offers full flexibility from City and Regional Sightseeing, Overnight Packages, Airport Transfers, Convention Services, Adventure and Cultural experiences, Custom Group Tours, Charters and multi-lingual Tours for the traveler. Shree Raj Travels and Tours have been granted the Master Licensee for the Gray Line India Operations. It is for the first time in the history of Gray Line that one operator from a country has been given the responsibility of the entire operations in that country. ( www.graylineindia.com)

About Bird Information Systems Private Limited
Bird Information Systems Private Limited, one of the constituents of the Bird Group of Companies, is an information technology and software development company engaged in providing IT services including development and implementation of automated aviation and travel related software solutions. The latest offering from the company is the state of the art airline inventory reservation system called AIRS. AIRS has been conceived with the idea to assist Airlines to effectively market their product, while economically controlling the inventory and other related aspects.

For more information, visit the Bird Group website at www.bis.co.in

About Bird Group
The Bird Group is one of the largest diversified groups in the aviation, travel and information technology arena. A conglomerate of independent companies, the Bird Group seeks to provide solutions to upcoming challenges in these competitive domains. After ushering in an era of automation in the travel sector, the Bird Group pioneered Business Process Outsourcing and IT enabled services in the Indian Subcontinent. With a turnover of over 36 Million US Dollars, a workforce of nearly 2,800 employees, 40 fully automated offices across the Indian subcontinent and multiple collaborations with leading global business organizations, the group continues to grow and strengthen its network of services.

For more information, visit the Bird Group website at www.bird.in

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