Open Destinations, the London-based travel technology company, today announced that ‘Rail Studio’, their flagship solution for rail operators, has been selected by Accor, the world-leading hospitality group. Accor will implement Open Destinations’ SaaS solution to manage and sell their upcoming “Orient Express – La Dolce Vita” trains, which will operate iconic itineraries throughout Italy and […]
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Open Destinations has appointed Rail industry specialist Olivier Bressard VP Sales for Rail Solutions with immediate effect. He will take on the building of new partnerships with Rail Operators worldwide and will be overseeing the business development and marketing for Open Destinations’ ‘Rail Studio’ suite. Bressard is a former Railteam executive and CCO of Air Cube ; he has more than 20 years’ senior level experience in […]
Rupesh Naik – Programme Manager Rupesh is a technology expert with 10 years’ experience in the travel industry. Since joining Open Destinations in 2010, Rupesh has played a major role in many large-scale project implementations, including for ETSTur on-site in Turkey and a current initiative for Abercrombie & Kent Travel. What is your role […]
Today, there are over 3.2 billion smartphone users in the world, and according to a recent survey we check our phones every 12 minutes during a typical day! No surprise then that mobile is the channel where we’re also getting informed and inspired when it comes to our travel planning and booking. But Open […]
For Tour Operators the decision to outsource core business functions is a vital strategic choice. The specific factors driving the decision will depend on your business segment, financial position, stage of company’s development and the specifics of what you’re looking to outsource. Open Destinations has been supporting Tour Operators and other travel industry players with […]
As the travel industry steadily returns to pre-pandemic levels of business, Open Destinations is marking another milestone in its travel technology timeline with the launch of our end-to-end Rail Management, Product Packaging and Reservations System, – Rail Studio. Rail Studio is in high demand, demonstrated by Alaska Railroad’s decision implement the system to provide an […]
In the post-pandemic world of travel restrictions and changing Government guidelines, keeping travellers safe and informed has become a key priority for Tour Operators. At Open Destinations, we’ve responded by adding valuable new features to Tineri, our market-leading itinerary app. Tineri enables Tour Operators to deliver up-to-date information to their customers, on the go, all […]
On track for a sustainable future of rail travel The Global Carbon Project has estimated that emissions from aviation were reduced by up to 60% at the height of the pandemic. As the industry recovers, travellers have definitely been inspired to think about more environmentally friendly ways to take their vacations. Rail is going to […]
The pandemic has given us all time to think about how we can do things better. Whether it’s balancing office and home working, picking up new hobbies or ditching some of our bad habits, we’ve all had space to reflect on how we can improve. The same is true in business. The global pandemic is […]
TTE in London back in February 2020 seems like a very long time ago, – all those great face-to-face meetings and coffees with our clients. And boy, did we miss ITB in Berlin as our regular date with industry colleagues over a Pils and some Currywurst! Just like everyone, the Open Destinations team has spent […]
London, 19 November 2020 – Open Destinations has launched a COVID Recovery Pack to help tour operators, wholesalers and DMCs recover and rebuild after the impact of COVID-19. “This year has seen a dramatic downturn in travel but with the recent positive vaccine news our customers are already seeing renewed interest from travellers to book […]
PLEASE NOTE – ITB Berlin 2020 has been cancelled. If you would still like to arrange a meeting with our team please email [email protected]. ITB Berlin, one of the travel industry’s biggest trade shows, is set to take place from March 4-8th 2020. Like at last year’s event, the Open Destinations team will be stationed […]