IT solutions to be showcased at ATM include Global Innovations International’s new set of innovative travel automation solutions for local travel agents and tour operators.
The UAE/Canadian company’s new range of “Office Anywhere” solutions, promise to usher in a revolution in travel automation market,” according to Kabir Ali Baig, managing director, Global Innovations International.
The launch of these IT packages for the travel industry comes at a time when Dubai is poised to clinch the No. 1 position as the most sought-after destination in the world.
An estimated 15 million tourists from around the world are expected to travel to Dubai by 2010 and the iconic city of Dubai is moving fast to provide the infrastructure needed to cater to such a huge inflow of tourists.
With more than a decade in successful IT innovations targeting the travel industry, the company will this year display its entire range of enterprise level software. The idea is to use the power of the Internet and the B2B engine to grow the business and reach out to a larger number of people.
“Our research and development team has worked tirelessly to improve and automate workflows. Travel and tourism is largely a human intense industry and our solutions have been tailor made to reduce this dependence and promote a paper less and environment-friendly environment,” Ali Baig.
Global Innovations International also credits itself for devising systems that talk to each other using XML data integration technology. Making reservations and bookings will now be a lot easier for tourism companies, inbound tour operators, destination management companies, online portals, MICE companies, travel agencies and travel wholesalers.
“Our expertise and success in providing a tailor made IT solution for the travel industry has spurred us on to do better with each passing year. The awesome growth of Dubai’s tourism sector has thrown up new challenges and our research and development team of software engineers have put together improved solutions that have reduced man hours and helped in the seamless integration of the travel industry,” said Anish Varghese, sales and operations manager of Global Innovations International.
Particularly relevant to the travel industry is the use of XML structures for data integration that breaks down international barriers and offers tourists and travel agents an opportunity to find the best possible pricing.
The I-travel wholesaler module has been specifically designed keeping in mind the needs of wholesaler, facilitating communication between GSAs and travel networks to manage regional customers. The I-travel connect will help to integrate one system with multiple suppliers through the use of XML technologies. The I-travel car hire is fleet management software that will multi task on different aspects of a company’s fleet of vehicles.
The I-travel agency is a powerful and cost effective package designed to automate and streamline the back office system of any organisation. The I-travel DMC is meant for destination management companies that deal with traffic, visas and tours.
The I–travel mice is a software designed for mice is a meetings, incentives, exhibitions and conferences – a networked database tool that helps in accessing information at a single level.
TTN is the most established trade publication in the Middle East distributed on a controlled circulation basis to members of the travel and tourism industry.
Published monthly by Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group, the region’s foremost trade publisher, TTN is aimed at professionals in the industry, from travel agents to airline and hotel personnel.
TTN provides in-depth and extensive coverage of relevant issues in the Middle East and North Africa as well as in other parts of the world. Travel related news, analysis, and new appointments together with information on up-coming exhibitions, marketing and promotional campaigns are presented in an innovative and striking colour tabloid.
Every issue also contains a collation of international and regional news and topical features of interest to readers.