Leading travel technology solutions provider Traveltek is extending its relationship as preferred technology supplier to top independent agents consortium Advantage Travel Centres by taking Advantage`s business travel agents online.
Already Traveltek, the only UK travel technology company, offering consultancy services and a comprehensive range of tailored technology for agents and the travel industry, has created Advantage`s group leisure travel website, advantage4travel.com and individual Advantage agents their own individual company websites, each benefiting from referrals generated by the corporate site.
Soon Advantage is to launch its business travel site advantage4travel.com which will reflect the leisure site by enabling customers to discover and find out more about the consortia`s products and services and who their local Advantage business agent is to make bookings through.
The new business travel site is due for launch in the new year, and during 2001 Advantage`s leisure and business travel agents will benefit from click-through traffic and full online bookings from their respective group websites - allowing them to book a range of products through links forged to Advantage`s preferred travel suppliers.
Traveltek became Advantage`s preferred technology supplier in March, and was commissioned to supply 900 Advantage members with free email, internet access, fast search software as well as website design, construction, hosting and management for the consortium and its membership.
Already the consortium`s leisure site is marketing late-availability holidays and flights using Traveltek`s polled industry data, together with inventory from preferred suppliers such as consolidators, cruise lines and car rental companies.
Said Traveltek managing director Kenny Picken: “We were delighted when we were appointed as Advantage`s preferred technology supplier. The launch of the leisure website and uptake from Advantage agents for individual websites has been extremely pleasing. Now business travel bookings and full online bookings for Advantage members are well within sight.”