Traveltek the UK’s largest provider of online cruise solutions today announced two major additions to their online cruise booking portfolio propelling them to the number one position in cruise technology, worldwide.
The addition of both Holland America Line and Thomson Cruises to their live iCruise platform takes Traveltek’s coverage of ex UK cruise inventory to 95% coverage and surpasses that of any other company. Holland America Line (HAL) will provide even more choice to agents with live pricing and online book-ability. Holland America Line offer more than 125 itineraries from Alaska to Bermuda and epitomizes the ultimate in worldwide premium travel experiences onboard a fleet of 15 five star ships. They offer the best in “premium” cruising, onboard stylish modern ships and were recently awarded “Best Cruise Value” for the 18th consecutive year by the World’s Ocean & Cruise line Society. Holland America Line offers quality, value, excellent service – and innovative ideas to enhance guests’ experience.
The addition of Thomson Cruises, one of the UK’s favourite cruise lines was previously unavailable for agents to book online until this latest Traveltek release.
Traveltek MD, Kenny Picken stated, “Traveltek only develop direct connections to the cruise operators, as opposed to via a GDS and this strategy has proven successful, adding true value in their distribution not only in the UK but also in Europe and the rest of the world as we have developed iCruise to suit a global audience. Agents realise by dealing direct with a cruise operator or via their systems on the Traveltek platform that they can take advantage of the best deals and tacticals in real time.
We have been very busy in cruise recently expanding our repertoire to provide a multi lingual solution and have achieved major client wins in Australia, Poland, Germany, France, Portugal, Malta and Brazil. Working in alternative markets has proven a real challenge but one we have relished and will continue to expand our presence across the globe.”
Traveltek provide a basic entry level cruise solution that helps agents generate enquiries to their fully integrated, multi-channel, multi-lingual, multi-currency cruise platform, linking not just e-commerce, but call centre and retail cruise sales in one seamless environment. Traveltek’s intention is to open up this growing market to everyone and will rapidly expand the possibilities even for the most established players.