Luxury Travel Specialist Takes

Leading luxury travel specialist ITC Classics has announced it will harness Illusions Online`s booking system.

The browser-based system will provide ITC Classics, whose annual turnover is over £50m, with its complete reservations and management environment, and will power the operator`s website, including a travel agency bookings extranet. is the latest version of Illusion Online`s
TraveLLusions tour operator system and the first solution within the market to employ technology.

ITC Classics will additionally take advantage of`s new fares module, a sophisticated new search and booking facility, offering tour operators live and intelligent web-links to airlines, to underpin the operator`s seat-only `Flight Connection` service.


ITC Classics said it decided to take because of the benefits Microsoft`s .net technology offers. These include increased operating speeds and reliability, and the ability to simplify the creation of interfaces to third-party systems such as airline, car rental and hotel CRSs, GDSs, travel agency systems and industry websites.

Steve Byrne, CEO at ITC Classics, said: “Our business demands a reliable and robust system, that will also enable us to use and exploit the web to improve further the service we provide to our travel agent partners. We believe is at the cutting edge of tour operator technology and will provide ITC Classics with a dependable, secure and future proof IT framework for continuing our rapid business expansion.

Faisal Memon
, Illusions Online`s CEO said: “ITC Classics` decision to sign to provides validation of our decision to develop our system using .net technology. We`re now expecting to set the pace in the tour operators systems marketplace.”


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