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2017

Open Destinations acquires a majority stake in Tineri, a mobile itinerary startup designed for the tour operator market. Our company further expands into Peru, with a new joint venture between luxury travel company Belmond and PeruRail.

Record growth at Open Destinations triggers a major recruitment drive, with expansion of our consulting, business analysis and project teams at the UK head office. Open Destinations releases a new DMC case study with Destination Asia and a joint report with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) titled Top 5 Quick Wins for Tour Operators.

2016

Open Destinations further expands our international client list, with new clients that include Road Scholar in North America and Great Southern Rail in Australia. 2016 sees the launch of our new Travel Builder software – a rapid deployment reservation system designed for specialist and emerging tour operators.

For the second year in a row, Open Destinations is ranked in the Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 league table. Our UK office sees further expansion of the management team with the addition of Mike Russell as our new Chief Operating Officer.

2015

Open Destinations is recognised as one of the fastest growing companies in the UK by the Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 and releases a new report with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), titled Top 5 Technology Challenges in the Tour Operating Sector. New clients include Belmond, Miki Travel, and Travalco.

Our Travel Studio software undergoes series of integrations, including a direct connection with Hilton Worldwide in 97 countries, as well as air interfaces with Jetstar, Air Arabia and Aer Lingus and large bedbanks such as Miki Travel, JacTravel and Diethelm Travel Group. 2015 also sees the launch of the next generation of dynamic packaging within Travel Studio, combining flight and hotel product from our worldwide library of GDS, airlines, hotels and wholesaler content.

2014

Open Destinations celebrates its 15th anniversary with the launch of a new brand identity. Our Travel Studio software evolves with a new supplier extranet, bringing more efficiency in the back office with management of hotel suppliers. Our company further expands into Asia, with new clients that include Diethelm Travel Group and Destination Asia.

2014 is also the launch of the first ever London Technology Week, where Open Destinations partners with Travolution to host a special speaker session about the future of travel technology.

2013

This year sees the launch of Travel Studio 2.0  - the next generation of software built on the .NET platform. Our company sees further expansion at our UK headquarters, with the addition of new business analysts, project managers and implementation consultants. New clients include The Travel Corporation, Explore Worldwide, Topdeck Travel, Gartour and ETStur.

2012

Open Destinations hosts its first ever customer conference in London with 17 different workshops over two days. The conference is attended by over 50 delegates, representing tour operators and wholesalers from Europe and other worldwide clients who travelled from as far as Australia and Canada.

Travel Studio is now installed in over 30 countries, with more than 5,000 users logging on to the system every day.

2011

Open Destinations opens new purpose built offices in Goa, India to accommodate over 300 staff. The company sees large scale growth in the development and customer support teams, as well as travel outsourcing, which provides flexible staffing for tour operators in the back office.

2008 - 2010

The Fare Studio software now provides even more functionality, with integrations through the Sabre and Amadeus platforms. The customer base for Open Destinations expands even further around the globe to include Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, Abreu, Wendy Wu Tours and TUI Sport.

In other technology news, 2008 sees the launch of the iphone and Facebook becomes the most trafficked site on the Internet in 2010.

2006 - 2007

Open Destinations launches Fare Studio, a fares and contracts database integrated with Galileo and Travel Studio. The company again sees large scale expansion with a relocation of staff to larger offices in both London and Goa.

The travel industry also see air travel move to new heights, with the Airbus A380 beginning its commercial service with Singapore Airlines.

2003 – 2005

Open Destinations launches travel outsourcing services for clients, providing flexible staffing for back office processes that include contract loading and finance processes. Open Destinations also expands to open its first offshore office in Goa, India to provide development and support for the software.

Social media also beings to gain momentum worldwide, with the launch of Linkedin (2003), Facebook (2004) and Youtube (2005).

2000 - 2001

Open Destinations launches Travel Studio – a comprehensive travel reservations system designed for complex tour operators and wholesalers. The software further evolves within the year to include an e-commerce module offering a comprehensive web services API.

1999

Open Destinations is founded, with JacTravel and Abercrombie & Kent signed on as charter clients.