TripCenter looks to circumvent DMCs with new booking service

 The newsystem displays live availability of all vehicles uploaded by transport companies

UK and European coach companies and guide services can now offer real-time availability and direct bookings to tour operators and group travel organisers (GTOs) for the first time with the launch of

The new system displays live availability of all vehicles uploaded by the transport companies, covering transfers, tours and sight seeing plus guides and driver/guides, with no up-front charges and a simple commission structure on confirmed sales

Membership to the cloud-based platform is free for tour operators, GTOs, educational institutions and corporates. The ‘disruptive technology’ of effectively cuts out destination marketing companies.

International outbound tour operators and GTOs to the UK and mainland Europe can search the system for transport and guide services– and book directly with suppliers live online. director Lesley Marshall commented: “For transport service providers and guides in the UK and Europe, signing up to is really a no brainer. There are no upfront costs and it gives them immediate 24/7 access to potential business partners globally. It also saves them many of the costly overheads in marketing themselves internationally”.

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