Open Destinations will be showcasing a range of enhancements at Travel Technology Europe for travel operators, wholesalers and destination management companies.
The London-based technology developer will be on stand T316 at the 12th annual TTE trade show, which this year is being held at London’s Olympia exhibition centre.
Among the new features of its Travel Studio platform and API technology Open Destinations will be demonstrating are:
For tour operators:
Complex flight functionality
Tour operators are now provided with more automation of the booking flow interacting with GDSs.
This includes the ability to electronically ticket Amadeus PNR’s within the Travel Studio environment, as well as apply comprehensive mark-up models for different destinations.
Enhanced integration with suppliers
Travel Studio has developed a deeper integration by allowing bookings, amendments and cancellations.
Also new for 2015 are direct airline integrations with Jetstar, Pegasus and Aer Lingus, plus integration with large bedbanks and ground suppliers including Miki, JacTravel and Diethelm.
Increased automation of GDS in the booking flow
This includes the ability to electronically ticket Amadeus PNR’s within the Travel Studio environment, and apply comprehensive mark-up models for different destinations.
New for wholesalers and DMCs:
A new version of the Channel Manager API
The new API provides clients with options to integrate a greater number of channel managers, as well as a new reporting mechanism offering transparency of all activity.
In addition, hoteliers have increased access to update both contracted rates and best available rates, and can better monitor booking confirmations and enquiries.
A number of European channel managers have already completed the integration to the new version.
A new ‘off the shelf’ B2B website.
This website allows B2B booking functionality for hotels, transfers, excursions and packages, whilst incorporating the existing functionality through the API connectivity.
Bookings for the B2B site are directly created within Travel Studio, allowing web bookings to be an integral part of the reservations process.
In addition, senior members of the Open Destinations team will be joining discussions on the main stage at this year’s show.
Chief executive Kevin O’Sullivan, will participate in the panel session on ‘Spreading your product offering.’
And Phil Napleton, senior vice-president of products and professional services, will join a roundtable discussion debating outsource vs in-house.