The Travel Studio technology platform has been
selected by Belmond to drive the growth of its rail and cruise
The deal involves a long-term partnership
with the UK-based technology specialist, Open Destinations.
"We have a wide range of unique, specialist
products that demand very specific functionality from our
technology," said Gary Franklin, Belmond's Managing Director of
Trains & Cruises. "Travel Studio has been custom designed for
operators like us, particularly in the area of rail and cruise. It
also provides us with a platform for growth. We are able to utilise the flexible API to ramp
up our online presence and increase our distribution to all of our
customers, through our websites and trade channels."
Belmond will be
utilising various elements of Travel Studio, including the rail
operations module of the application. This module will provide
flexible options for managing and packaging inventory across the
entire portfolio, making it possible for Belmond's customers to
book unique experiences, such as the Eastern & Oriental Express
train and Belmond Road to Mandalay in South East Asia.
The software will also provide customers with
the option of customising their trips using a wide array of flights, hotels and
excursions configured within Travel Studio.
"As we continue to
grow, we want to ensure that our technology is adaptable and
sustainable," said Franklin. "Travel Studio will enable us to
sell our experiences in the most flexible way possible, both now
and in the future."
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