New Technology Updates Streamline Sales for Travel Industry
Latest software changes from Travel Holdings, Inc., add new capabilities for suppliers and sellers of wholesale travel worldwide
Hoteliers loading their room rates, reservation cut-off dates, and terms and conditions through Travel Holdings’ supplier system can now view the history of reservations made to their property, as well as the history of agents and sellers who provided the bookings. New revisions to overall functionality, content and ‘user friendliness’ further enhance the user experience, including the ability for suppliers to export an Excel report of their reservations and sales.
As always, any changes made through this secure supplier system are immediately available to the full portfolio of Travel Holdings’ global client base and distribution channels online, including Tourico Holidays and all of its clients, users of 1MinuteBooking.com and sister retail company LastMinuteTravel.com.
In addition, when searching for hotels, users can customize results with a new breakdown of areas within each city, whether accommodations are needed downtown, near the airport or in other highlighted areas. Hotel listings have also been made more descriptive for clients, including specific location details, general information, and room features.
When browsing flights, users can also select which airlines appear in the results pane. Rates have been organized from lowest to highest in price, further streamlining the process. When booking, clients can now add hotel rooms directly to their flight reservation with a direct packaging capability built into the flight-booking page.
Travel Holdings’ previously created hotel mapping feature has also been enhanced, now supporting the format of Microsoft® Virtual Earth™. This tool provides aerial satellite images of all hotels, integrated with street and landmark names, 360-degree bird’s eye views, and room rates, with the unique ability to make a reservation directly from the image.
Impacts for Travel Professionals and Tour Operators
U.S. travel agents and home-based sellers benefit from the new capabilities through 1MinuteBooking.com, the fastest online booking resource available to travel professionals. This site has recently completed another list of enhancements that saves agents time and money, including the reduction of airline booking fees and rates, a net rate pricing structure that allows personal control of commissions online, and a system that charges agents 30-days prior to check in, rather than upon booking.
About Travel Holdings, Inc. | Travel Holdings, Inc. () was created in 2004 through the merger of Tourico Holidays, LastMinuteTravel.com and Travel Global Systems (TGS). The company utilizes proprietary technology to supply travel inventory at competitive pricing to all segments of the online travel industry, including retail, wholesale, group, travel agents, corporate and affiliates. The company's core asset is its merchant hotel network, which exceeds 13,000 individual properties throughout North America, Europe, South America and Asia Pacific, supplemented with dynamic packaging from contracts with leading airfare, cruise, car, attraction and transfer suppliers.
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