Dolphin Dynamics has revealed plans to focus on the European expansion of its tour operating customer base, with Italy and other key markets in focus for 2015.
Distribution of the tour operating platform will be handled directly by Dolphin Dynamics with company founder, Roberto Da Re, taking overall responsibility for sales and marketing within the territory. The existing Italian office in Torino will continue to be supported by the UK headquarters. Under the new arrangement, Dolphin Italia will continue to distribute the Dolphin mid and back office product to travel agencies from its office in Padova.
Da Re commented, “Our product and project experts are based in the UK, which is recognised as one of the most advanced tour operator markets in Europe. By leveraging that know how, we feel that we can bring expertise into the local markets. Over the last 5 years the UK has seen a dramatic increase of travel agents migrating to a hybrid agency and ‘self tour operating’ model with many making the full transition to tour operators, and we have developed our platform in support of that. Italy is no doubt on the same evolutionary path and therefore offers considerable growth opportunity.”
Dolphin Dynamics has enjoyed considerable success in the last 12 months, signing up a number of the UKs’s leading tour operators. Already well established in Europe, Dolphin Dynamics list Bluevacanze, Bravofly and eDreams among their existing customers. Da Re again, “For those medium to large companies willing to invest the Dolphin Dynamics tour operating platform has the potential to be transformational.”