TTE 2014: Open Destinations unveils latest version of supplier extranet

TTE 2014: Open Destinations unveils latest version of supplier extranet

Travel technology provider Open Destinations is introducing the latest version of its supplier extranet at today’s Travel Technology Europe show in London.

The company is also marking in 15th anniversary with a new brand identity and logo.

Chief executive and Founder Kevin O’Sullivan said: “Our business has gone through a dramatic period of growth in the past several years, in our technology, our infrastructure and our people. This new brand gives us a platform to tell a new company story for the next 15 years.”

The rebrand follows a large-scale recruitment drive in 2013, which has resulted in more than 400 staff across offices in London and Goa. This includes a recent expansion of project and business analysis teams, with John Davies joining the London office as senior vice president of projects after several years with Tui Travel where he headed IT delivery for customer and overseas projects.

The new extranet aims to bring more efficiency into the back office of tour operators, aiming to save time with the management of hotel suppliers.

O’Sullivan said: “This latest development demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our clients to provide them with tools to make their businesses more efficient. Our technology helps them divert their staffing resources towards what really matters – growing their business.”

The enhanced functionality of the new extranet allows hoteliers more flexibility when updating contracts. Operators are provided with instant updates of all communications with hotel suppliers, guaranteeing that sales agents, XML connections and websites have real-time access to pricing, allocations, special offers and hotel content.

Other new features of the extranet include an improved user interface, enhanced language functionality and paperless billing, ensuring that tour operators and hotels have total transparency of financial information relating to customer bookings.

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