Travel Extras Reports Increased Business In 2001.

24th Oct 2001

Bookings across the Travel Extras Web site have hit the 40,000 mark since going online with TravelOptions last December.
Powered by TravelOptions - one of the UK`s fastest-growing tour operator systems providers - the site offers real-time bookings on car rental in 5000 destinations worldwide, together with a host of other products including accommodation, insurance and car parking.

According to Travel Extras, its site has already handled over £6m worth of bookings since launch. Reservations are passed seamlessly into Travel Extras` back-office system, also provided by TravelOptions, resulting in a dramatic improvement in booking and administration times.

Because TravelOptions runs over a PC server there is no need for a high-cost, high-maintenance server. As a result, the operator`s in-house system can operate across up to 200 individual PCs or dumb terminals at speeds faster than more expensive products. Furthermore, the system`s flexibility makes possible both direct and commissionable travel agency bookings.

Travel Extras is the latest company to be web-enabled by TravelOptions. Other companies harnessing the supplier`s systems include Shortbreaks, SkiWorld, Cottages to Castles, Teletickets and the Independent Holiday Company.

Said Travel Extras` managing director Adrian Duthie: “With online bookings now accounting for 55% of our business, choosing TravelOptions to power our website was clearly a good decision. The system is fast, reliable and, above all, flexible, allowing us to sell a wider range of products online. We look forward to seeing online bookings break all records over coming months.”


Commented TravelOptions` marketing director Tim Argent: “The success of Travel Extras` website confirms TravelOptions` position as the most-affordable and productive route to the web for travel providers. Not only can the solution handle a large volume of bookings, it also means providers can offer an unrivalled range of products to the trade and consumers alike.”

Based in London, TravelOptions` management has a wealth of experience gained with some of the UK`s top tour operators. The company also believes its customer offering is distinguished by its service, including free consultancy, training and support on all systems.


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