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Canadian Travel Agents Can Increase Sales with Free Tool Available through Travelport’s Galileo Vacations Shopping and Booking System

September 1, 2014 Technology No Comments Email Email

Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, in partnership with Softvoyage, Canada’s leading provider of vacation booking software, today announced enhanced functionality of its popular Galileo Vacations booking engine.

Travelport-connected agents now have immediate access to the powerful and free TripBook and TripSearch tools — available through Travelport — which will make it even easier for travel agents to sell and book the perfect vacation for their customers.

Accessible via the “My Bookings” tab on Galileo Vacations, TripBook is a new after-booking sales tool that allows travel agents to maintain client relationships after the initial booking propose additional trip components prior to departure, access a customer’s complete booking information, make payments and more.

Using the TripBook tool, travel agents can:

  • Add a payment to an existing booking using a secured environment
  • Send eDocs for participating suppliers
  • Cancel a  booking
  • Send the My Booking Summary by email (with or without the commission amount)
  • Print the My Booking Summary (with or without the commission amount)
  • Consult and print the supplier hotel description for Packages
  • Consult and print the Google Maps and the points of interest for the property
  • Consult and print the Travel Guide available on SIREV for the destination
  • Consult and print the Monarc.ca rating for the property
  • Add client email address to Monarc.ca, the travel experience rating site, after travel has taken place

To complement the TripBook tool, Travelport and Softvoyage have also integrated TripSearch, which is available on Galileo Vacations’ Package Search Results page. It provides notification when a package price changes and gives agents the ability to save a quote which can be easily referenced when following up with a customer.

“TripBook and TripSearch are flexible and free booking tools designed to help travel agents increase sales and customer satisfaction,” said Dan Langevin, vice president, Sales and Marketing for Softvoyage. “We’re delighted to have worked closely with Travelport to integrate these easy to use tools into Travelport’s industry-leading Galileo Vacations shopping and booking system.”

“Travel agents want to improve their ability to maintain post-booking relationships with customers and convert these opportunities into more sales,” said Maurita Baker, general manager, Travelport Canada. “The TripBook and TripSearch features, available to Canadian travel agents through Travelport, are valuable new tools that demonstrate Travelport’s ongoing commitment to provide travel agents in Canada with superior travel content and industry-leading tools.”

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