TourConnect & Tourplan to Introduce Automated Rate Loading

Combined Solution Eliminates Manual Entry of Annual Rates

We are very excited to announce a partnership with Tourplan. The integration between TourConnect and Tourplan is leading the charge for the industry to change how things have always been done. Please see the announcement below for details on this next step towards making the tourism industry more efficient.

TourConnect & Tourplan Integration Announcement

TourConnect and Tourplan, one of the world’s leading tour operator software providers, have reached a ground-breaking agreement to integrate the two travel industry software solutions. The integration will enable tour operators to automatically upload annual supplier rates into a booking management system, significantly reducing manual data entry.

“We are excited to work with TourConnect bringing this integration to market for the benefit of our clients,” said Craig Gray, Asia Pacific Regional Director of Tourplan. “TourPlan recognizes the challenge and expense our clients face with annual rates loading. Our TourConnect integration allows clients to recognize significant labour expense reductions while loading rates in minutes rather than months.”

With the touch of a button, Tourplan’s tour operator customers can now instantly upload annual rates for suppliers who manage their rates with TourConnect. In the past, loading rates has taken months of manual data entry, often by large teams of data entry specialists. This manual process results in unnecessary data entry expenses and errors, missed or unloaded products, and few special offer opportunities.

“TourConnect is ensuring that tour operators no longer have to rely on labour intensive, manual processes to load their supplier rates,” said Michael Herrmann, Founding Partner at TourConnect. “Suppliers also greatly benefit from their products reaching the market faster, more accurately and with significantly less effort. With TourConnect, suppliers can also reduce their time to exchange rates by over 75% after the first year!

Today’s announcement is a big win for everyone involved, and it really helps validate our vision for a universal method of rate exchange.”

The first version of the integration will be released for the 2016-2017 contracting season. Tour operators and suppliers can use Tourplan and TourConnect prior to the integration.

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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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