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Integration of Tourplan tour operator software and AXUS itinerary delivery creates complete workflow system, improves productivity for tour operators and partners.
AXUS, the leading itinerary management software for the travel industry, has announced the latest addition to its robust list of integrated systems: a partnership with prominent travel technology firm Tourplan. The integration creates a turnkey solution combining the expansive tour sales and management features of Tourplan with the elegant digital proposals and itineraries of AXUS, resulting in the most comprehensive end-to-end workflow system for tour operators and destination management companies.
Tourplan is a premier provider of software and services for tour operators and DMCs globally. The addition of AXUS’s itinerary delivery options enables users to quickly transform back-end data from the Tourplan system into a sleek, powerful presentation fit for clients and partners, available via PDF, web link or AXUS’s interactive mobile app.
Digital itineraries provide a next-level traveler experience through dynamic features like real-time booking and flight updates, rich destination content, group messaging and driving directions. For tour operators, having access to those capabilities is becoming an important part of winning and maintaining business, whether they work through travel advisors or directly with travelers.
Travel planners using AXUS have been enthusiastic about the integration. Once Tourplan itineraries are imported into AXUS, they can be shared with advisor partners for further customization.
“Connecting the Tourplan and AXUS systems builds a bridge that creates stronger partnerships,” noted Gabriela Figueiredo of Matueté Worldwide in São Paulo, who relies on AXUS to manage her itineraries and deliver them to clients. “Working with my tour operator vendors, many of whom use Tourplan, right inside the AXUS platform turns an extensive manual copy-and-paste process into a much more efficient and collaborative effort.”
“This new partnership supports what we do best – that is, helping tour operators and DMCs increase sales, achieve better margins, and source product more efficiently – with what AXUS does best, which is streamlining itinerary collaboration and delivering innovative traveler technology,” added Craig Gray, Director of Global Sales & Marketing for Tourplan.
Together, the two companies boast the largest global network of tour operators and travel advisors adopting this modernized approach to itinerary management.
“The strength of our worldwide community of users is our greatest source of success,” said Sheila Rice, Vice President of Information Products at Northstar Travel Media, AXUS’s parent company. “The economies of scale and efficiencies that our network provides are truly helping our entire industry work smarter together to deliver a new gold standard of travel experience.”
Tourplan is a complete tour operator software system designed for tour operators and DMCs providing group, FIT, tailor-made and packaged tours. Tourplan’s solutions are the distillation of years of intellectual input from some of the best tour operator and DMC businesses worldwide. 370 tour operators and DMCs in 70 countries trust Tourplan to run their businesses.
Tourplan is a global tourism technology company based across five continents, providing world-class software and services to its customers. With offices in New Zealand, Malaysia, England, South Africa and Costa Rica Tourplan delivers premium quality services by experienced consultants with travel industry knowledge in all major regions and time zones.
For more information please see https://www.tourplan.com/.
AXUS automates itinerary creation and delivers a content-rich, interactive mobile itinerary so travel advisors and tour operators can devote more time to selling travel and building stronger relationships with clients. Learn more at www.axustravelapp.com.
About Northstar Travel Group
Northstar is the owner of well-known brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Business Travel News, Successful Meetings, Meetings & Conventions, Travel Weekly China, Incentive, M&C China, Web in Travel and the events that comprise the Burba Hotel Network. The company produces more than 84 face-to-face events in 11 countries in retail travel, hospitality and hotel investment, corporate travel, travel technology, sports travel, and the meetings and incentives industry. In addition, Northstar owns Phocuswright, the leading research, business intelligence, and event producer serving the fastest growing segment of the travel industry, online travel distribution. Northstar is also the majority shareholder in Inntopia, the leading SaaS e-commerce software, CRM database marketing and predictive analytics business serving the mountain destination, activities, and specialty destination travel markets. Based in Secaucus, NJ, the company has offices in New York, NY; Stowe, VT; Denver, CO; Edwards, CO; Los Angeles, CA; Costa Mesa, CA; Lombard, IL; and global offices in Singapore, Beijing, and Shanghai. Northstar Travel Group is owned by funds managed by EagleTree Capital.
About EagleTree Capital
EagleTree Capital, formerly Wasserstein Partners, is a leading independent private equity and investment firm, focused primarily on leveraged buyout investments and related investment activities. EagleTree manages capital on behalf of institutional and individual investors. The firm is focused on investments primarily in the media and communications, consumer products, and water and industrial sectors. EagleTree is located in New York.