TPConnects, Launched Dynamic Holiday Packaging for Airlines and Travel Agents

The platform enables agents and airlines to build an entire holiday package including air, hotel, car, transfers and all other components with ancillary products.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 26, 2016 --( TPConnects, the first IATA New Distribution Capability (NDC) IT Aggregator and Vendor from MENA Region, today launched Holiday Shopping, a new dynamic holiday packaging tool that enables airlines and travel agents to quickly and accurately build an entire holiday package -- including air, hotel, transfers, car, tours, cruise, activity components -- through the TPConnects Travel Retailing Booking Engine.

Holiday Shopping uses real-time availability, content and pricing from suppliers (airline, hotels, car etc) to generate a complete day wise itinerary by searching negotiated fare content (if contracted and available from an airline or other supplier), if not best available prices and inventory as appropriate from the suppliers integrated to TPConnects platform using agents own credentials. Individual trip components including ancillaries are bundled together based on specific traveler needs and preferences, and each trip is completely flexible and customizable.

"TPConnects' Holiday Shopping is a great productivity tool for my agency," said Wael Sunjod, Owner of Palm Oasis Travel, one of several agencies who tested the product. It enables Travel Management Companies like ours to better position in today’s highly competitive environment. With TPConnects Travel Retailing Platform, Agents can dynamically build a total trip with multiple components for customers and Holiday Shopping enables us to enhance customer service while increasing productivity and revenue. We really like that when the customer want to finalize his holiday he only need to refresh our quotation and the final rates will be updated with the available inventory from airlines, hotels etc. according to the planned itinerary.”

TPConnects platform offers easy access to all major global distribution systems (so that agents will not lose their incentives), central reservation systems (for airlines to directly distribute their products including ancillary), hotel property management solutions (PMS), hotel consolidators (like Expedia, GTA etc.) car rental providers, rail providers as well as tours, activities and Low Cost Carriers (LCC). As a technology provider TPConnects aggregates travel products from various sources using the credentials of individual agents. They offer access to travel content and inventory through a single Web based Point of Sales (PoS). The PoS can be a Travel Agent Website for an Airline, a Travel Agent Desktop, a Corporate Online Booking Engine, or an XML API.

Kristine Fernandez, Senior Vice President Commercial commented, "We are glad to introduce our Dynamic Holiday Packaging module to our Travel Retailing Platform. With Holiday Shopping agents can quickly shop for various air, hotel options, car, tours, and activities etc providing travelers with a complete holiday, including pricing and availability within moments. TPConnects platform is already equipped with all elements of Travel Retailing where agents maximize time, efficiency and revenue, while travelers benefit from the convenience and customization.

Holiday Shopping is available through the TPConnects Travel Retailing Platform. Airlines or Agencies with an online storefront can also integrate Holiday Shopping into their Web site, giving their customers easy access to instant Holiday building with airline and hotel ancillaries and providing an additional source of agency revenue.
Kristine Fernandez
Business Village - Dubai - United Arab Emirates