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MORRISTOWN, NJ — CIE Tours has launched a brand new website for travel agents that will allow them to better sell CIE vacations to Ireland and other top Europe destinations.
Phase one of the new site is currently live, with more features and functionality to be introduced in the future. Additional enhancements will include improvements to the online reservation and booking management system, customizable downloadable tours, and a superior asset management library for flyers, logos and more.
Travel agents can now easily flip or tab through reservations, an event calendar and a robust promotions section that puts all materials at their fingertips. A new at-a-glance dashboard tracks individual and group bookings, held reservations, earned commissions and potential commissions.
Other key perks of the website include: more intuitive navigation; search and filter options that enable users to more quickly identify tours that match their interests and needs; a mobile-friendly design with a longer scroll; detail pages for each tour that highlight key elements; hotel pages featuring in-depth view of accommodations; an improved departure calendar for itinerary selection based on timing and price; and downloadable full-colour pdfs with detailed tour itineraries that are easy to share.
Also notable is an interactive search tool designed to appeal to the growing heritage travel market. Travellers who wish to learn more about their Irish or Scottish roots can input a surname to find the counties associated with that family’s history and a list of tours that include those destinations.
Moreover, the new website showcases a number of new tour types and themes introduced for 2020. These include ‘Ireland by Road and Rail’, Daytripper tours in London and Southern Ireland that include single hotel as home base for multiple days of excursions, a ‘Castles & Manors of Ireland’ tour, and a ‘River Cruises Collection featuring Danube and Rhine itineraries.
“Our new website is the go-to source for travel professionals that provides all tools and resources they need to understand, sell and book CIE Tours,” said CEO Elizabeth Crabill. “It’s designed for breadth, depth and ease, with robust, well-organized content and compelling visuals that tell our brand story at a glance.”
Direction for the new website came from travel agent and consumer research, sparking the creation of a storefront that encompasses the CIE Tours experience. For more information go to www.cietours.com.