Traveltek Group Ltd has introduced its newly-revamped online sales portal to thousands of travel agents in Brazil.
The Glasgow-headquartered travel technology specialist’s platform will be used by travel agency partners of Brazilian leisure travel wholesaler Trend Operadora – which hopes the technology can help it grow its leisure business by 30% this year.
It will be the debut of Traveltek’s ‘NX’ next-generation web sales tools, which are set to launch in the UK later this month.
The £1million project is the result of two years of collaboration, with both companies visiting agencies across Brazil to gain feedback and to assess their sales requirements.
Trend President Luis Paulo Luppa said it has created the “most complete tool available to travel agents today”.
“We have worked tirelessly with Traveltek to create an efficient and innovative platform that I believe is the best on the market,” he said.
“Travel agents in Brazil have never seen a leisure platform with so much functionality and artificial intelligence built in, and with the system now in place, we expect to achieve our ambitious target to grow our leisure business by at least 30% this year.”
Travel agents will be able to buy domestic and international travel products and ancillaries such as hotels, flights, car rental, attractions and events tickets, tours and travel insurance.
Luppa said the system benefitted from instant advanced search, multi-currency functionality and helps agents create complex itineraries which can be easily amended.
Kenny Picken, president and chief executive of Traveltek Group Ltd, said the two-year collaboration had been a “learning curve for all”.
He added: “This launch sees Trend become our largest client in South America, giving a huge boost to our profile in the Latin American market, and marking another milestone in our global expansion strategy.
In October last year, Traveltek secured a £5.3 million investment from private equity fund manager YFM, money it has ploughed into product development and establishing offices in new international markets.