Dolphin Dynamics has revealed its plans for European expansion, with Italy being a key target.
Distribution of the tour operating platform will be handled directly by Dolphin Dynamics, with company founder, Roberto Da Re, taking overall responsibility for sales and marketing within the territory.
The existing Italian office in Torino will continue to be supported by the UK headquarters.
Da Re said: “Our product and project experts are based in the UK, which is recognised as one of the most advanced tour operator markets in Europe. By leveraging that knowhow, we feel that we can bring expertise into the local markets.
“Over the last five years the UK has seen a dramatic increase of travel agents migrating to a hybrid agency and ‘self-tour operating’ model with many making the full transition to tour operators, and we have developed our platform in support of that.
“Italy is no doubt on the same evolutionary path and therefore offers considerable growth opportunity.”
Dolphin Italia will remain the distributors of the Dolphin mid and back office product to travel agencies, from its office in Padova.
In the last 12 months Dolphin Dynamics has signed up a number of the UK’s leading tour operators. The list of current European customers includes Bluevacanze, Bravofly and eDreams.