The Canadian travel industry is fuelled year after year by huge volumes of ITC package sales to sun and sand destinations. So does that mean we’re immune to 2019’s travel trends? Not at all.
TORONTO — The B2B global travel portal TBO Holidays has arrived in Canada.
As a B2B travel portal the company says it provides travel agents with access to over 350,000 hotels worldwide in real time at tboholidays.com. Agents can choose from a large inventory of hotels and dynamic packages, all with net rates.
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Founded over 10 years ago as a B2B travel portal for Middle East and India, TBO now counts sales offices on five continents “and provides a compelling and cost-effective way for agents to access travel content from 50+ leading suppliers globally”, along with its own directly contracted content.
TBO says it has customers in 90+ countries with total sales exceeding US$1 billion in 2017.
Agents can quote rates in currency of their choice, manage online trip quotes, and monitor back-office activity, with 24/7 reservations support. TBO also reconfirms each hotel booking and provides a hotel confirmation number before check-in.
“Our XML/API enables online travel agencies and travel suppliers access to our vast global travel content via XML interface integration into their reservation system or website,” says TBO.
A mobile app, available on both iOS and Android, allows agents to make and access bookings while away from the office. A ‘Roamer’ app is available for clients, allowing them to access all their bookings while remaining in touch with the agent.
Some of TBO’s product offerings include:
. FIT – 350,000 hotels worldwide from standard to deluxe with net rates
. Dynamic packaging for Europe, Asia, Gulf Region, Latin America, Australasia, India/Indian Ocean
. City transfers and excursions
. Customized itineraries for groups
. Agent reward points program
To support the Canadian retail trade TBO now has local sales presence with Gigi Estragadinho, TBO Holidays’ Country Manager, Canada. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (416)358-9169.