Along with this new development, the tech-driven integrated travel service provider’s dynamic packaging technology, to be integrated end 2022, also allows its travel-buying customers the added option of combining flights with accommodation to boost ancillary revenue
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Diversifying into selling flights, DidaTravel, has launched its B2B flight booking multi-GDS portal, which includes access to full-service carriers, low-cost carriers, and new distribution capability content.
The tech-driven integrated travel service provider’s 23,000 B2B buyers around the world can now access flights from 500-plus airlines to fly to more than 20,000 destinations globally.
With dynamic packaging technology that comprises in-path and post-booking cross-selling tools, clients will have the added option of combining flights with accommodation to boost ancillary revenues too.
Packaging of flights with accommodation is currently available through the company’s new flight booking engine or as an XML/API integration, with dynamic packaging to be integrated at the end of 2022.
DidaTravel’s clients also have the option to check on flight prices manually.
To lead this latest development, Jason Guan, flight business unit general manager, heads a new team of specialists with expertise in areas of system analysis and design, system architecture and modelling, development and coding, as well as testing and implementation.
Guan who joined the company last year, reports directly to Rikin Wu, DidaTravel founder and CEO.
Guan said: “We have put together a team of top-notch professionals to provide our 23,000-strong B2B travel-buying clients with the best booking technology and customer support available. We have an ambitious expansion plan that adds value to all tourism stakeholders.”
According to Wu, DidaTravel’s partners have requested for flight products for years and the company decided to utilise the pandemic downtime to allocate resources to build this new portal for flight bookings.
He is confident that DidaTravel’s unique dynamic packaging capabilities and Guan’s leadership will enable its flight business to grow and scale.
Founded in 2012, DidaTravel is headquartered in Shenzhen, China and has over 300 staff in eight offices globally.
The company works with travel-buying clients around the world, including travel agencies, tour operators, wholesalers, OTAs, TMCs and airlines.
Additionally, it boasts a portfolio of over 51,500 competitively sourced direct hotel contracts, as well as 700,000 hotel products provided by about 600 global suppliers, covering more than 200 countries and regions.
Pre-pandemic, DidaTravel sold hotel bookings in China and the Asia Pacific region worth over USD700 million in 2019.
To find out how to tap into DidaTravel’s extensive network of travel agencies, tour operators, wholesalers, OTAs, TMCs, airlines and hotels, visit www.didatravel.com.