WTM 2017 Unofficial Guide

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Yet another WTM is upon us this year – with the TourConnect team, and 50,000 of our favorite people are heading to London for a week of amazing networking, learning, growing and let us not forget about having some fun too. We’ve made this trip an annual occasion, but we know there are some first timers too, so we’ve taken a lot of what we have experienced and learned from our time over the years and created our Unofficial Guide to WTM 2017.

Check it out, we’d love to hear your thoughts and more about what you’d include. Share it with friends and colleagues too! If you’re going to be at WTM, we’d love to see you, we’ll be in the Technology section at booth TT439. Safe travels to all and we’ll see you in London!

An Open Letter To New Zealand Suppliers

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In our continued mission to change the travel industry, we’ve received the support of many key Inbound Tour Operators for New Zealand. They’ve come together in support of TourConnect’s effort to standardize rate exchanges between suppliers and buyers. We greatly appreciate the support and are humbled by the value they see in what we have created. This is their letter to their suppliers –

To Our New Zealand Suppliers —

We are the inbound tour operators that sell your products, and this year, we are joining together to ask that all 2018-2019 rates be sent to us using TourConnect.

Among other things, TourConnect is a service that will allow you to enter your rates in a universal format that everyone in the travel industry can use. Using TourConnect for your rates will ensure that your rates are complete, and in a format that makes it easy for your products to be loaded, and ultimately sold.

You will still have control over the commissions you wish to give, and there is a free option to send your rates to all of your partners. TourConnect can even store your rates from year to year, so you’ll never have to load them from scratch again.

While your 2018-2019 rates may not be ready yet, we recommend creating a free account now. If you have any questions, TourConnect will be happy to assist.

We believe that TourConnect is beneficial to all of us in the industry. We understand that sending rates in a new method may have some challenges, but we’re trying to improve the way we all communicate and do business so we can all forever get rid of lengthy, manual contract forms.

We appreciate you joining the effort and look forward to selling your great products in the future.

Your product managers,

– Scott Mehrtens – General Manager, Leisure Time Travel
– Katie Hill – Rates/FX Strategist, Australia One
– Graziella Caruso – Product & Business Development Manager, Goway Travel
– Kumar Swaminathan – Managing Director, XperieNZ
– Alberto Rezende – Director, OPS Travel
– Ezequiel Nunez – Director, Pacific Travel Planners

TourConnect is Hiring: Senior Software Engineer & Manager

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You’ll have a role in shaping the future of TourConnect.
We’re a young start-up with a team of 9, including 3 engineers, so we’re not looking for a big-company engineering manager. We need someone that’s passionate about solving complex problems, and fired up to design, build, and deploy great solutions. You should be ready to roll up your sleeves and provide technical leadership to a small engineering team. Read More

TourConnect and ETOA Form Strategic Partnership

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ETOA (European Tour Operators Association) developing industry relationships for members using TourConnect

TourConnect is pleased to announce an agreement with ETOA (European Tour Operators Association), the leading trade association for tour operators and suppliers with business in European destinations. The agreement will allow ETOA members to access TourConnect’s global B2B tourism network, to be verified on TourConnect’s platform, and to receive discounts on the service.

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TourConnect and NTA Form Strategic Alliance

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NTA (National Tour Association) to facilitate member industry relationships with TourConnect technology

TourConnect is pleased to announce an agreement with NTA (National Tour Association), the leading business-building association for professionals serving customers traveling to, from and within North America.  The two organizations are creating an alliance that will help tour operators and travel agents connect more readily and efficiently with suppliers.

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