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TourConnect Uses Machine Learning to Automate Loading of Closeouts and Special Offers

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Leading tourism B2B platform’s new Travel-ML toolset expects to reduce data loading effort by up to 90% using new technologies  

Dallas, TX – 07 September 2020 TourConnect, the leading B2B platform for the travel industry, has addressed a key operational challenge that nearly every tour operator and OTA experiences on a daily basis – loading closeouts and special offers. Using machine learning, add-ins, real-time reporting, and streamlined user interfaces, TourConnect’s new Travel-ML toolset drastically cuts down the manual effort needed to load this critical information that suppliers send every day. Suppliers don’t need to change their process, fill out a form, or log into an extranet. Travel-ML does all the work on its own.
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AC Group Leads TourConnect’s Rapid UK/Europe Expansion

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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. Read More

TourConnect & Didgigo Announce Digital Content Partnership

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Suppliers and buyers both benefit with access to curated content for travel documents and collateral production  

Dallas, TX – October 22, 2019 – TourConnect, the travel trade partner management platform, and Didgigo, the Australian-based bespoke travel document provider, are pleased to announce an industry-leading digital content partnership.   Read More

TourConnect Announces Tourplan, Toogo, and Tour32 Integrations

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TourConnect’s new partnerships will eliminate manual data entry into tour operator booking systems

Dallas, TX – September 4, 2019 – TourConnect is pleased to announce integrations with Tourplan, Toogo, and Tour32.  The integration between TourConnect and these booking systems means tour operator clients will no longer have to manually load annual rates for the hotels and tours they sell.

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New Feature: Instantly See Contract Differences

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It is critically important to have the correct information on a rate contract for both the buyer and the supplier. Unfortunately, when information like pick-up times or locations change, or an error in pricing is sent an update needs to be sent. These updates are generally always important for a buyer to receive and TourConnect helps suppliers to quickly make the necessary updates and send the updated rate contracts to their buyers.

However, these updates can be disruptive to a buyers current process. It takes time for the update to be reviewed and the information modified in the necessary booking systems. While we made it extremely easy for suppliers to send updates we wanted to make it just as easy for buyers to quickly determine what changes have been made. Today we are releasing our Rate Comparison Tool. With this powerful new feature of Rate Management, users can now compare two TourConnect format rate contracts.

Empowering Contracting Managers 

Mid-year rate corrections or a new annual rate agreement – it doesn’t matter. You can compare both to know what has changed since the last rate contract you received from that supplier. This powerful tool will help you to prioritize the effort necessary to get the correct information into your booking system.

Manage multiple locations? This is a Distribution Managers dream tool.

Many of our customers who operate hotels or tours in multiple destinations often have each location manage the changes in annual rates. It is then forwarded on to a corporate distribution manager to send to their buyers and agents. If this sounds like you, then you’re going to love this new tool. This new tool can now save a ton of time in reviewing changes from year to year and needing to amend and/or update rates mid-year. You’ll be able to focus on the changes, ensure they are accurate and quickly hit the send button with confidence.

We’ve seen a record number of rates exchanged using the TourConnect platform.

Buyers are quickly seeing the value of managing all of their rates they receive from their suppliers on TourConnect. Suppliers are equally seeing how easy it is to send out all of their rates with a single click to all of their buyers. What’s more impactful is that suppliers can quickly fix any errors or update important rate information without having to search through several rate documents making updates and determining who to send the updates to all over again.

We are constantly adding features and functionality to the TourConnect’s Rate Management and today is another yet another reason we’re seeing so much excitement from buyers and suppliers alike.