Travel technology specialist Open Destinations will be introducing their new Package Builder module for the first time at this year’s ITB Asia and World Travel Market. This new module is the latest addition to the company’s Travel Studio reservations platform, which is currently live in travel businesses across more than 30 countries.
‘Our clients have extremely complex needs when it comes to packaging,’ says Open Destinations CEO Kevin O’Sullivan. ‘They need a simple, intuitive and quick way of building sophisticated itineraries – whether their trips depart daily, weekly or twice a year. They need more flexibility than ever before.’
The module has been designed to cater to Open Destinations’ diverse client base of tour operators and O’Sullivan claims that this will have mass appeal to the worldwide market. The enhancements to the user interface have greatly simplified the process of building package itineraries, such as using drag-and-drop functionality to make adjustments to itineraries.
The software has been designed to optimise the user journey of building single and multi-day package itineraries, combining both ground and flight services along with any associated data, such as content, pricing, departure dates, allocation and cancellation policies. The module also allows itineraries to be predefined and then sold as escorted or private tours with flexible pricing, dates and itinerary variations.
To further complement Travel Studio, Open Destinations has also increased the range of channel managers and suppliers integrated with the system. Recent additions include SiteMinder, RateTiger, Restel (Hotusa), Tourico and DerbySoft.