At World Travel Market 2006, GoQuo Ltd (stand TT 3085) will unveil new functionality and content for its innovative range of online dynamic packaging and booking engine solutions that have helped it expand its customer base by over 400% in a year.Described by some as ‘one of the best kept secrets in the industry’, GoQuo is enhancing the revenue and operational value of its GQ Dynamic, GQ Agent and GQ Consol solutions by introducing:
á a new flight calendar module, a feature usually found only on airline web sites, that will be a free add-on to all its solutions. Agents can see all flight availability in real time, while a fast search by fare type / value confirms valid dates for travel. From look to book can take as little as three mouse clicks.
á full integration of CAT 35 ATPCO functionality for all the major GDSs in the UK. Fully supported by major airlines, CAT 35 will phase out distribution of paper-based flight contracts by distributing nett contracts direct to travel agents. It will also reduce the volume of ADMs issued by airlines. GoQuo is one of the first online travel booking system providers that can simultaneously sell published, CAT 35, nett (paper contract) fares and third party air consolidator contracts in its flight and dynamic packaging solutions.
á low cost airline content that does not appear in the major GDSs, and which was developed in response to agents’ needs. They can choose specific low cost carriers they want to feature in their flight booking engine. Current inventory includes Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Easyjet, Aer Arann and BMI, and GoQuo plans to integrate up to a further eight carriers.
GoQuo Ltd was launched in 2003 by managing director Ron Ramanan who saw a ‘big gap in the market’ for robust, affordable and flexible technology solutions that delivered on their promises and could help agents, product suppliers and consolidators compete more effectively in the online world.
In the past year, GoQuo’s customer base has grown from six to 32, mainly in the UK and Ireland but also in Asia and Australia, and has never lost a customer to date. Ramanan ascribes this to ‘honesty, transparent pricing and revenue models, affordability, a focus on customising solutions to customer needs, and quality support’.
He added: “These latest features will extend the business benefit that our travel industry customers get from our solutions. GoQuo technology links to all the major GDSs, lets customers quickly load the most complex fares, increases operational efficiency, and enhances sales opportunity.”