Travel technology provider Open Destinations has added the new Drag & Drop functionality to its reservations platforms, allowing users to more easily build custom itineraries.
Users of Open Destinations’ Travel Studio and Travel Builder platforms can now click, drag and input various trip elements into a template. Elements include start and end dates, flights, transfers, excursions and accommodation.
In addition, users can assign images to each component (e.g. destination), supplier (e.g. Avis) or product type (e.g. five-door 4×4 vehicle) and use Drag & Drop to position them accordingly.
Once a Drag & Drop itinerary has been created, the software’s Document Generator can be used to push it into a number of pre-designed templates which can be saved in various formats (PDF, HTML Word Doc) before being emailed or posted to the end customer.
“Itinerary generation is one of the most widely used processes within Travel Studio and Travel Builder so we’re delighted to introduce Drag & Drop to both speed it up and make it easier,” Open Destinations founder and CEO Kevin O’Sullivan commented.
According to O’Sullivan, this will allow customers to build itineraries “three to four times faster”.
Drag & Drop is the first in a series of itinerary build-focussed features planned for release by Open Destinations over the next six months.