AC Group Leads TourConnect’s Rapid UK/Europe Expansion

AC Tours, Tenon Tours, and Crystal Travel will use TourConnect for rate management and automation  

London, England – February 13, 2020 – TourConnect, the travel trade partner management platform, significantly expands their reach today with AC Group, Tenon Tours, and Crystal Travel all signing on to use TourConnect’s rate management platform to manage all of the rates they receive from their suppliers across the UK, Ireland, and other key destinations.

AC Group, the largest of the incoming tour operators, will utilize TourConnect’s proprietary rate management and workflow tools to focus on streamlining internal processes for the thousands of contracts they manage each year.  The ability to automatically upload annual supplier rates into their booking management system, Tourplan, is a key process enhancement that will come with implementing TourConnect. Across the organization, AC Tours will see significant cost savings from minimizing inefficiencies, manual data entry, and rate-related errors.

Rob Russell, CEO of AC Group said “We are delighted to be working with Michael and the team at TourConnect. The tools that they have already developed will provide us with a significant cost and time saving in the loading of complex contracts for our worldwide portfolio.”

Tenon Tours and Crystal Travel join AC Group in reaping the benefits of TourConnect’s tools to create more efficient internal processes.  Collectively, the tour operators will seek to replicate TourConnect’s success in Australia and New Zealand where TourConnect is quickly beginning to be regarded as an industry standard.  The natural overlap across the products they sell will ensure the tour operators will introduce thousands of suppliers across the UK and Europe to the benefits of streamlined contracting processes.

“We are very excited to have such incredible partners to start our UK and European journey with,” said Michael Herrmann, founder of TourConnect. “Our vision is to create global standards that help all tourism B2B organizations, and this is a big step towards achieving our goals.”

In the near future, TourConnect will use this new foothold in the UK and Europe to begin releasing market-specific tools for the region. TourConnect’s expanding global presence is advancing their mission of creating a more efficient, nimble, and profitable travel industry.

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Mike Herrmann

Author Mike Herrmann

After beginning his career in technology, Mike moved to Sydney in 2004 to start Bonza Bike Tours. His unique combination of experience in software development and tourism helped form the vision for TourConnect. While wearing out the airspace between the US and Australia, Mike has also become an expert in sleeping in uncomfortable chairs and B-grade movies.

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