Global travel technology specialist Open Destinations has today announced the addition of caching functionality to its reservations management platform, Travel Studio. This release comes just three months after Open Destinations were named ‘Technology Team of the Year’ at the 2017 Travolution Awards.
Following this release Travel Studio customers can pull in cached prices and availability for any part of a travel itinerary over a specific period. Flight prices, hotel availability and more can be saved offline enabling users to access price and availability data immediately rather than using time-consuming live requests that access APIs over the web for each individual query. Travel Studio is capable of storing millions of prices and availabilities at once ensuring that users work more efficiently and can deliver accurate quotes, itineraries and packages to their end-users in far less time.
Travel Studio’s cached price and availability data can be pulled in from suppliers within Open Destinations’ extensive partner network. These include the likes of GTA, Hotelbeds, Expedia, JacTravel and Miki Travel as well as the major GDS systems Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport.
“This timely release further cements Travel Studio’s position as one of the travel industry’s most powerful reservations platforms for tour operators” comments Open Destinations founder and CEO Kevin O’Sullivan. “Combatting the latency of live searching by being able to use a cache database greatly enhances the user experience. We know from talking to our clients that using a cache has a massive effect on booking conversions. As the travel market gets more competitive this technology will give tour operators a clear edge over their competitors.”
The release coincides with the opening day of the Travel Technology Europe 2018 conference in London where Open Destinations are amongst the headline exhibitors.
The big events for travel and travel technology are coming thick and fast at the moment. TTE 2018 in London is closely followed by the world’s leading travel trade show, ITB Berlin. Over 160,000 visitors will attend the event which takes place at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds between 7th and 11th March.