The travel industry`s leading agency software provider Comtec has launched EasySell Package - a dramatically enhanced version of its multi-operator search and booking system EasySell.
EasySell Package now enables agents to search holiday availability from a record 55 of the UK`s major tour operators. It also presents a raft of breakthrough features designed to help agents seamlessly achieve quicker bookings. These include the option to quote fully-inclusive holiday prices; links to electronic brochure pictures, and simple access to alternative flight options for the same holiday.
For the first time in industry history, EasySell Package will generate prices that incorporate all operator supplements, allowing the agent to present prices to customers with no hidden extras.
Simon Powell, group chief executive at Comtec comments: “In the past the travel industry has been criticised for not making pricing transparent. EasySell Package addresses this issue by enabling agents to present the complete cost of a holiday.”
The new system also increases holiday choice with agents able to extend search results to include a wider choice of departure times. This enables consultants to instantly present extra options if a flight time does not suit the customer.
EasySell Package allows agents to instantly display electronic brochure pages that correspond with holidays highlighted in search results, with the programmes of almost half of EasySell Package` 55 operators available.
Another new feature is access to the DG&G Gazetteer online enabling agents to answer customer questions about the holiday destination, including weather forecasts, resort information and hotel reviews.
To complete a booking, EasySell Package effortlessly connects the agent from the chosen holiday in the search screen to the appropriate page in the operator`s reservations system, so dramatically speeding up the booking process. The system also uses the XML programming language to translate booking data for download to TravelCat, the UK`s leading agency management system, again reducing the time it takes for an agencies to process bookings.
Simon Powell adds: “It has always been our aim to respond to industry trends by developing technology that makes it easier for agents to meet their customers` needs and speed up the working process at the same time. Travellers have become increasingly discerning and are keen to see greater choice, with price not the only driver. EasySell Package presents all the information agents need to complete sales, and in the fastest possible time.”
EasySell Package is powered by the Comtec Transaction Centre (CTC), the industry`s most comprehensive data warehouse of current late and full season holiday and charter flight availability from operator reservation systems. CTC constantly polls operator availability so whenever agents make a booking search through EasySell Package they are guaranteed to receive the industry`s most up-to-the-minute data.
EasySell first launched in 1999 and upgraded to 1.5 in 2000. Comtec continues to launch innovative and pioneering products for agents and travel providers, including EasySell Flights - its recent breakthrough initiative with Datalex - the industry`s most comprehensive flights booking solution, and Travel Agent`s White Label, the only solution enabling agents to sell operators` packages directly to customers on the web and earn commission on every booking.