Comtec adds cruise search

Comtec is broadening the range of travel products available via its market-leading EasySell travel selling system by incorporating cruise suppliers into the comparative search, cost and book tool. 

The TravelTradeX powered service will initially provide travel agents with instant availability across eight cruise suppliers; Royal Caribbean, P & O Cruises, Cosmos, Somak, Longwood Holidays, Celebrity Cruises, Ocean Village and Princess Cruises. Comtec added that it also has plans to include access to additional Cruise Lines in the near future.

In a separate development, the technology supplier has signed an agreement with Amadeus to launch a cruise search facility via its Travelink sales and management system later this year, powered by Amadeus Cruise. The Travelink product is aimed at tour operators and travel agents aiming to integrate cruise into dynamically packaged and tailormade travel itineraries and will offer search, cost and book with 14 major cruise lines.

Ed Whiting, Product Director at Comtec commented “Our customers require easy, integrated, access to all types of leisure travel services. Cruise has been a fast-growing sector within the UK travel industry and our new cruise modules will enable travel agents and tour operators to efficiently sell a travel product which offers an opportunity to earn a high margin on sales.”