Tour Operator*Connect creates a new distribution channel for airlines. Radixx currently partners with airlines that work closely with Tour Operators (TO) by offering full charters, protected blocks and shared blocks on all or some schedules and/or flights. Radixx also gives its airline partners the ability to manage ad-hoc charters through a few easy steps within the Radixx system using the Tour Operator*Connect solution. For airlines with a business model that relies on partnerships with TOs, the Tour Operator*Connect product serves as a solution to automate the booking process between an airline and its travel industry partners.
Our airline partners have seen numerous benefits from the Tour Operator*Connect solution including:
- Reduction in Costs: The Tour Operator*Connect solution bypasses BSPs/ARC, schedule filing service providers, GDSs, and fare filing service providers; eliminating costs associated with traditional Travel Agency connectivity via the GDS. The level of automation enabled by the list submission drastically reduces the amount of time airline personnel will spend on managing TO bookings.
- Increase in Revenues: Each distribution channel can add value for an airline and Tour Operator*Connect is no different. One of our airline partners offers this channel as the only way to book currently, using a “no risk” approach as the airline is not selling its own seats directly to passengers.
- Real-time Management: Private fares, protected and shared blocks are managed in real-time by the airline so the most up to date information is always maintained in the system.
- Proven and Scalable Solution: Any number of TOs can be integrated with the Radixx system using the Tour Operator*Connect product.