Technology provider Metafour has produced a new version of its Empower online booking engine to ensure operators and agents can run their own inventory through the system.
The upgrade has been built to give independent operators and agents the opportunity to service their product against larger online players in the market.
Metafour said independent businesses would be forced to invest in a reservation system in order to integrate with low cost carriers and charter flights.
Metafour business development director Rob Udwin said: “With online bookings reaching record levels tour operators and agents are missing out if they cannot include their own inventory.
“We are working with several clients who are using the new version of Empower for their own accommodation suppliers, together with the GDS and several low cost airlines, charter and schedule flights.
“Clients are choosing exactly what they want to offer and what commissions they put into the online booking engine including mark-ups for the low cost carriers.”