Travel agents can now access real time inventory and booking facilities for all APT and Travelmarvel cruise programs through the Traveltek booking platform for travel agents.
APT and Travelmarvel have rolled out the new Traveltek integration throughout Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
Commenting on the news, Debra Fox, APT Executive General Manager, Global Sales and Marketing said, “This is an exciting development for our travel industry partners. Being able to offer them real time access to our entire cruise portfolio across our luxury APT and premium Travelmarvel brands will deliver multiple business benefits. Not least the ability to check immediately the availability, pricing and our market leading offers for their clients, enabling them to make instant bookings, dynamically package our inventory with other ancillary services and securing sales on the spot.
“We’ve put a lot of time and energy into ensuring this initiative delivers value to our industry partners. It’s an exciting development and we are pleased to be at the forefront of opening up our portfolio to the travel trade in our key distribution regions,” she said.
The APT business has been working in close partnership with Traveltek to introduce the live booking capability. As well as APT and Travelmarvel’s expansive river cruise product in Europe and Asia, agents will also be able to access the small ship expedition and luxury cruise inventory available through each brand.
Paul Millan, Regional Director for Traveltek Asia Pacific said “River cruise is one of the fastest growing cruise sectors in our region and now our clients are able to book APT and Travelmarvel river cruises live. Additionally they are able to offer dynamic and pre-package products to really capitalise on these high margin, growth opportunities.
“With our technology, travel agents are able to present APT and Travelmarvel river cruises more effectively online and deliver streamlined operating efficiency within shops and call centres with the Traveltek iSell point of sale platform.”
Existing Traveltek clients with an active Web Partnership Agreement with APT or Travelmarvel should contactWeb.PartnerProgram@aptouring.