Colletts Travel Launches Traveltek Booking Platform for its UK based Independent Travel Advisors
Traveltek will simplify booking processes for travel advisors across Colletts’ Leisure network.
LONDON (19 July, 2023) – Colletts Travel, part of Global Travel Collection UK, is rolling out Traveltek – a new fully-integrated booking tool for its luxury leisure travel advisors.
We are delighted to have Colletts as an important customer at Traveltek and supporting them with a seamless booking journey, enabling them to scale their business using our award-winning solutions
-Tracy Sharp, Head of Revenue & Supply, Traveltek
Traveltek will allow advisors to access flights, hotel and cruise package rates with live availability and pricing 24-hours a day. The introduction of the platform means timesaving, as the bulk of bookable content will be integrated, making it possible to create bespoke packages immediately and to pull full itineraries as and when required.
The implementation of Traveltek at Colletts will allow for increased productivity and profitability compared to other agencies who currently employ the tool. Advisors will no longer need to rely on GDS to make an initial booking. Colletts Travel will have the ability to own all bookings and function as a traditional tour operator with the help of its advanced technology, whilst reducing the use of third parties. The booking process will be more seamless, with the capability to display key information and marketing content for luxury travel advisors. It comes as GTC UK looks to grow and evolve its support for its advisors and affiliates, streamlining and increasing efficiency across the board.
Small in-person training group sessions have been held at GTC UK’s central London office as in-person training is important to advisors. They had the opportunity to understand fully how to maximise the use of the system and this allowed an open learning environment with opportunity for all questions to be addressed.
“We are excited to be partnering with a leading company like Traveltek and it will be transformational to the way business is conducted at Colletts. Not only will we see more efficiency, but our advisors will have a smoother workflow and be able to view all their bookings in one place.” said Jason Oshiokpekhai, Managing Director, Global Travel Collection UK. “With the implementation of Traveltek, we will be propelled into an industry-leading position and have the ability to scale up our tour operating business.”
Additional system updates are planned for the end of 2023, based on aggregated user feedback. There will also be opportunity to develop the back end of the platform for a more tailored tool which fully complements the Colletts business model, including a more advanced flight booking functionality.
“We are delighted to have Colletts as an important customer at Traveltek and supporting them with a seamless booking journey, enabling them to scale their business using our award-winning solutions,” said Tracy Sharp, Head of Revenue & Supply, Traveltek.
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About Colletts Travel
Since 1983, Colletts Travel, part of Global Travel Collection, a division of Internova Travel Group, has been a pioneer in providing luxury travel, with a personal touch. Over the years, the company has nurtured a loyal clientele of like-minded travellers, all looking for professional travel expertise and counsel to help them sate their wanderlust for stress-free luxury travel. Each of Colletts Travel’s advisors takes pride in their personal relationships, ensuring that each luxury travel experience is carefully planned and executed. Colletts Collection is B2B division of the brand, launched in 2021, offering tour operator services to Internova Travel Group businesses.
About Global Travel Collection UK
Global Travel Collection UK (GTC UK), a division of Internova Travel Group, unites a collection of luxury brands including Colletts Travel, Protravel, Tzell Travel Group and Scotia Travel. GTC UK services clients across leisure, corporate and entertainment sectors. Through strong connections and as a leader in the travel industry, GTC UK ensures clients have the best advice and selection of luxury destinations around the world by providing first-class support for their independent advisors across the UK.
Traveltek is gearing up for a solid year of growth and innovation after an extremely successful 2022. In 2022 Traveltek won ‘Best Technology provider’ at the prestigious Travel Weekly Globe Awards in London and ‘Best Technology Team’ at the Travolution awards in London, 9 months later. Traveltek announced their rebrand at World Travel market before jetting to Phocuswright a week later to announce a new partnership with Sabre. Traveltek will power Sabre’s cruise solution when Sabre exits the Cruise market in October 2023. This product will be Traveltek’s new look Cruise Connect and Agent Connect product.
Traveltek is one of the world’s leading travel technology providers. A pioneer in its field, the company has been delivering cutting-edge solutions to travel businesses for almost two decades. It is operating worldwide with offices located in the United States, United Kingdom, India, and Australia – with the head-office located in Glasgow (UK).
The company mission is ‘We exist to make travel connectivity seamless. Providing travel technology products that promote, exploration, enrichment and education’.
Traveltek’s award-winning product suite includes; iSell – featuring dynamic packaging solutions including both cruise and tours itineraries; iBos – back-office systems offering CRM, booking reports and documentation; travel API – connects to hundreds of leading travel suppliers; and data insights.
We are continually innovating and developing our products to ensure we deliver high quality, software and tools for travel companies to remain cutting edge within a highly competitive marketplace. In 2023 we will launch a new suite of products, more info coming soon.