Entries by Open Destinations

BLOG – ‘IN THE CLOUD’ OR ‘ON PREMISE’: WHICH HOSTING METHOD IS BEST FOR YOUR TOUR OPERATOR?

Tour operators implementing a new reservations system need to consider their IT infrastructure. As a tour operator, where should you host your applications? More and more, we are asked about cloud computing. Tour operators are considering whether to run their applications in ‘the cloud’ versus ‘on premise’. What are the benefits of hosting in the […]

NEWS – NEW TINERI DEMO DOWNLOADS NOW AVAILABLE

Just a short article to announce that we have now released a series of new demo downloads for our mobile itinerary solution, Tineri app. There a 6 new downloads available in total, with each one focused on a different type of travel. The demos cover the following specialist travel segments: Sports Activities & Adventure History & […]

NEWS – LISTEN BACK: KEVIN O’SULLIVAN ON JAZZ FM

As promised in our previous post, we can now provide access to the recording of Jazz FM’s ‘Jazz Shapers’ radio show featuring Open Destinations CEO and Founder Kevin O’Sullivan. Kevin was invited to appear on the show – which is produced in partnership with legal giants Mishcon De Reya – to speak about his experiences […]

BLOG – WOMEN’S OWN ADVENTURE USING TINERI APP FOR GROUP TRAVEL

Australia-based specialist tour operator Women’s Own Adventure (WOA) has been enhancing their group tours with Open Destinations’ mobile technology. We spoke with their Director, Marika Martinez, about her company’s experience using Tineri. Tell us about Women’s Own Adventure, why you started the company, and what your mission is… “I started Women’s Own Adventure from an […]

BLOG – BREXIT IN TRAVEL: FEARS, PLANNING & OUTCOMES

There were many fantastic speaking sessions taking place at the ITB Berlin 2019 trade show. One such session, which attracted a sizeable and enthusiastic audience of over 120, was a panel entitled ‘Confused by Brexit? Emergency Stunts & First Aid’. The current and future status of the UK’s relationship with the EU has been front […]

BLOG – 6 REASONS YOUR BOOKINGS AREN’T CONVERTING

BOOKING TAKES TOO LONG There are two main reasons that booking online can take too long. The first thing that can put a customer off, is if they are made to fill in lots of information. For certain tour operators this is unavoidable but it’s always worth thinking how booking forms can be streamlined. The […]

NEWS – OPEN DESTINATIONS WILL BE AT ITB BERLIN 2019

UPDATE 7/2/19 – OPEN DESTINATIONS CEO KEVIN O’SULLIVAN JOINS ITB BERLIN BREXIT DISCUSSION PANEL. MORE INFO. ITB Berlin, one of the travel industry’s biggest trade shows, is set to take place from March 6-10th 2019. Like at last year’s event, the Open Destinations team will be stationed in Hall 5.1 at stand 113.  Check out our exhibitor […]

NEWS – PHIL NAPLETON JOINS TTE PANEL: ‘WHAT ROLE NOW FOR THE CLOUD?’

Phil Napleton,  Senior Vice President – Products at Open Destinations, is set to join an expert panel at Travel Technology Europe 2019. ‘Europe’s leading show for travel technology professionals’ will take place over two days on February 20th and 21st at Olympia in London. Alongside a select group of travel technology experts, Phil will be […]

NEWS – OPEN DESTINATIONS NAMED ‘TRAVEL OUTSOURCING TEAM OF THE YEAR 2018’

Open Destinations is delighted to announce that we have added another award to our collection. Corporate Vision’s ‘Travel Outsourcing Team of the Year 2018‘ prize was announced in November of last year.  Open Destinations’ launched its Business Process Outsourcing service in 2004 and has had an extremely successful fifteen years in the market working with […]