OneRez

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OneRez Network
LLC
Industry Travel
Founded 1998
Headquarters Putnam, Connecticut, United States
Key people
Brian MacKenzie
President and CEO
Slogan The SDB Travel Network
Website OneRez.com

The OneRez Network is the only database of small and disadvantaged businesses (SDBs), defined by the SBA regulations, in the travel industry. OneRez operates as a third party verifier and maintains the only listing of qualified SDB hotel and car rental properties in the United States. The OneRez SDB Travel Network is available exclusively on the Travelport GDS.[1]

Until now travel has been an excluded category for SDB procurement. There are two drivers for SDB procurement in managed travel. The first is policy compliance for Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies. The second is Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) compliance for Federal agencies and Federal contractors.[2]

History[edit]

OneRez was founded in 1998 as a travel technology firm. In 2003 the Company began researching and developing its current business model of SDB procurement in the hotel and car rental segments of the domestic travel industry. Working with the Federal government, major corporations and various stakeholders of the travel industry, the Company created the OneRez Network to solve the issue of SDB procurement in managed travel.

Management[edit]

The OneRez management team includes individuals with significant expertise in Federal contracting and contract administration, travel technology, call center expertise and marketing. The Company was founded by Brian MacKenzie who also founded a leading environmental engineering firm.

On July 22, 2009 the Company entered into an exclusive long term marketing agreement with Travelport, Inc. to distribute its SDB content as a new search option on the Worldspan, Galileo and Apollo computer reservation system (CRS) and other traditional and online booking platforms powered by Travelport, Inc.[3]

The Company maintains allied membership in the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD), and the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA).

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Travelport Will Work with OneRez to Bring Small and Disadvantaged Business Procurement to Travel in the United States. Travelport.com. November 10, 2009.
  2. ^ CSR and the Asian Hotel Owner. Asian Hospitality. November 2009.
  3. ^ Travelport Will Work with OneRez to Bring Small and Disadvantaged Business Procurement to Travel in the United States. Travelport.com. November 10, 2009.

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