Travel technology developer Intuitive and Italian travel company Imperatore Travel will shed light on the challenges of sourcing and selling hotel beds and activities at Travel Technology Europe next week.
Andy Keeley, commercial director of Intuitive, and Andras Simonfi, co-founder of Imperatore Travel, will discuss the key issues in a session called “How tour operators can source and sell their hotel and activity programmes efficiently”. The session is due to take place at 12pm in the Travel Technology Theatre at TTE which takes place at Olympia, London.
Keeley and Simonfi will share their experiences and offer advice on how to deal with the myriad of intermediaries, such as channel managers and switches, to be able to provide the best service to customers.
Intuitive recently published a report which explored the complexities and of the sector.
The report set out the available options for travel companies that need high-performing technology to access the best hotel rates and availability.
Keeley said: “Hotel sourcing and connectivity is essential for most travel businesses.
“The conference will examine the complexities of this area but will also give practical advice to travel companies to help them navigate through it; we hope that it is both interesting and helpful.”
Simonfi added: “I hope our position – as hotel owner, tour operator and bedbank – will provide a unique perspective on the complex supply and distribution chain, as well as giving practical advice to help others.”