Diversity Travel wins Travelport GTMC Innovation Award

Diversity Travel wins Travelport GTMC Innovation Award

Diversity Travel has won the Travelport GTMC Innovation Award for its Instaquote tool.

The Travelport GTMC Awards were established last year to recognise travel management companies that deliver original, innovative technology that helps to redefine travel commerce and increase productivity for their customers.

Diversity Travel is the fifth winner in the awards series.

Instaquote pulls data from numerous sources and suppliers into a streamlined quote; improves quote management and simplifies the conversion of quotes into bookings.

Instaquote is fully integrated with the Travelport Smartpoint agency point of sale technology.

With the installation of Instaquote, agency staff can upload all travel requirements into the tool, which sources the best rates and produces one itinerary that incorporates all elements of the journey.

The main benefit of the tool has been a 64% reduction in staff time required to prepare a quote.

Diversity Travel managing director, Christopher Airey, said: “Technology has always played a crucial role in enhancing the services we offer to clients.

“However, after experiencing exceptional growth, we recognised the need for a streamlined reservation service to help us continue to meet our targets and effectively manage our clients’ travel.

“We are delighted to have won this award and we are already looking forward to developing more solutions to further improve our offering to clients.”

Travelport UK, Ireland and Nordics managing director, Simon Ferguson, said: “Diversity Travel is a worthy winner of the innovation award for its Instaquote product which meets very specific needs.

“Travelport is committed to helping redefine travel commerce and, as part of this, we are pleased to be recognising TMCs that have created technological innovations which save time and money for their business and that of their customers.”

Paul Wait, chief executive of the GTMC, added: “It’s an honour to present our fifth award to Diversity Travel which has created a tool that has brought notable efficiencies for agents and clients alike.

‘It ensures that the disparate elements of a trip are handled with the greatest efficacy and presented in one picture to the client.

“It’s effective and time-saving innovations like this that really make a positive difference to business travellers. Diversity Travel has truly earned coveted award, so congratulations to the team.”

The award ceremony took place at the GTMC Annual Conference in London.

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