Travelport has launched its new cruise booking tool to travel agents in Ireland.
Travelport Cruise Net aggregates product and booking information of cruiselines and has been available to UK agents for several months.
It features itinerary and port information, onboard facilities, comparisons, an image library, real-time rates and booking conditions. It is now available to all agents in Ireland, regardless of which global distribution system supplier they use.
Travelport Ireland country manager Dave Walsh said: “During 2011 we heard from a number of Irish agents that there was a clear need for a product to aggregate cruise content.”
Walsh said the booking tool was one of the few to aggregate cruise product and eliminated the need for agents to check each cruiselines’ website separately and go into each individual booking system.
“Agents using the system are saving time on each and every cruise booking and providing their customers with a quick and easy method of making a fully informed decision. One of the most popular search criteria is for passengers wanting to stop off in a particular port. The system will search for all cruise itineraries that stop at that port in the period of time the customer wants to travel,” he added.
The tool was developed in partnership with TravelTek.