As promised in our previous post, we can now provide access to the recording of Jazz FM’s ‘Jazz Shapers’ radio show featuring Open Destinations CEO and Founder Kevin O’Sullivan. Kevin was invited to appear on the show – which is produced in partnership with legal giants Mishcon De Reya – to speak about his experiences as an entrepreneur and business owner.
Our recent webinar on Going Mobile was such a success we’re repeating it next month, this time in collaboration with PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association)! So if you missed the webinar first time round, here’s your chance to catch up.
Will you be in London next month for Travel Technology Europe? If so, we’d love to welcome you to Open Destinations’ stand (T208) to introduce our latest software innovations for Tour Operators, DMCs and Wholesalers. If you’ve not registered to attend yet, you can do so here. There is no cost to attend the show.
Tineri is Open Destinations’ award-winning mobile solution for tour operators, DMCs, MICE organisers, tourism boards and other travel providers. We recently partnered with Singapore-based healthcare company Nu Skin to provide a mobile solution for their two big 2018 MICE events – a top sellers incentive trip to Australia, and their bi-annual Southeast Asia convention in Singapore.
Open Destinations will be co-hosting a webinar on October 4th with the European Tourism Association (ETOA). The webinar, which is free to attend is entitled ‘Going Mobile: The Future of Travel Itineraries’ and will be presented by our Business Development Manager Asia – Tim Russell.
We’re excited to be putting out a new release of Tineri this week, with some new features and enhancements to improve the experience for both tour operators and their customers! Here’s a preview of what’s new…
If you’re a tourism board, destination marketing organisation (DMO) or tourism industry group, FAM & press trips are a crucial part of your strategy – they’re a great way to promote your destination, forge strong relationships with key agents, journalists and partners, and generate business for your industry. In 2018, it’s no longer enough to give participants a paper itinerary and a few brochures – you need to wow them and showcase your destination as stylishly as possible.
Tour operating is a complicated business at the best of times, but MICE travel (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events) takes it to a whole new level of complexity. With big – often huge – groups [arriving on different flights at different times], multiple hotels & venues, activities, last-minute changes, and hundreds of enquiries, requests and complaints from clients and participants to contend with, organising MICE trips can give even the most unflappable tour operator sleepless nights.
By 2025 Millennials and younger generations will account for 75% of all consumers and travellers (Source: Airbnb). Numbering 79 million, Milllenials are already the biggest generation in history and they’re already spending on travel too. While saving for on a house or paying debts was the priority for previous generations, those born since 1994 rank travel as their most important expenditure (Source: Airbnb).
About Open Destinations
Open Destinations is a leading provider of travel technology solutions, designed for tour operators, wholesalers and DMCs. The company’s flagship travel booking system, Travel Studio, has been successfully implemented into travel businesses across 30 countries.