This essay approves that the Web section is where by a user can view the booking system via the Internet, and also make applications for membership. The proposal encompasses a booking reservation system to be utilized by the staff of the leisure centre. By providing, a database that encompassed database booking will assist the staff in providing better and more efficient service to the members of the leisure centre.
This report makes a conclusion that the centre will operate using the latest computerized operational systems and reporting. It will be able amongst other things to monitor and control, casual use, membership and bookings. The adopted system would be able to interface with the leisure center’s recently launched Leisure Card. For purposes of this discussion, the leisure centre will be referred to as Leisure Centre X. The implementation of the booking system will utilize the latest technology that best suites the leisure centre industry.
The new booking system for the staff and members of Leisure Centre X will allow members to book up to 13 days in advance but must have their membership details to hand at the time of booking. Non-members can book up to six days in advance and must make payment at the time of booking. This booking system will assist Leisure Center X in establishing itself as one of the most efficient leisure Centres there is. The new booking system will help the staff facilitate members and nonmembers in the most efficient way possible. ...
Since 1998, the leisure centre-booking portion of ILCA's Web site has been Powered by Pegasus(TM) and, as a result, offers its members a choice of more than 40,000 leisure centres in more than 200 countries. (Pegasus Solutions, Inc. 2004) "Over the past two years, Pegasus has successfully provided an online hotel booking service to our members using the Web," said Mike Mullany, ILCA special projects manager. "We are confident in Pegasus' abilities and have now signed a new agreement to use upgraded Web capabilities. This new service will provide our members with enhanced services such as mapping as well as access to the specially negotiated ILCA rates at many of the properties featured. We have been pleased with the amount of traffic seen so far and anticipate the new functionality driving more traffic." (Pegasus Solutions Inc. 2004)
ILCA's initial contract with Pegasus allowed its members to select and book accommodations online by providing direct access to the central reservations systems (CRS) of the leisure centres represented in Pegasus' Online Distribution Database, ranging from luxurious five-star leisure centres to independent family-run properties. (Wiseth 2004)
ILCA uses its connection to the Pegasus Electronic Distribution Switch to access the leisure centres' CRSs. Under the previous agreement, ILCA's online leisure centres reservation pages were hosted by Pegasus, but with the new functionality, ILCA is able to host its own booking engine and online leisure centre reservation pages. ILCA remains connected to the Pegasus Online Distribution Database and continues to use the Pegasus Electronic Distribution Switch to connect to the database and to the leisure centre CRSs. (Brophy 2004) The mapping option, which will be provided by