HitchHiker & ISO Travel Solutions announce partnership

Flight specific solutions such as a Multi-GDS connection, mixed display of several tariff sources or calendar-shopping are finding their way into more and more sectors of the tour operator business. Therefore, ISO Travel Solutions GmbH, a specialist for tour operating IT solutions, announces its partnership with HitchHiker GmbH, an IT specialist for flight tariff management and online flight querying.

To emphasise this partnership and true to their mutual slogan “ Your IT Experts for Flight, Hotel and Tour Operating ”, ISO and HitchHiker present their individual solutions and an array of joint solutions / scenarios demonstrating the benefits of the partnership at a joint stand during the ITB Asia in Singapore as well as at the WTM in London.

At present the market is under such massive changes like never before. Inhomogeneous business models such as Lufthansa’s “preferred fare” model e.g., which is applied differently on each GDS, is only the tip of the iceberg. It is becoming increasingly important to be able to react to the conditions of each channel in a much more flexible manner in order to be able to earn the highest possible revenue. In response to the current situation HitchHiker has upgraded its hosted TeMyra.Agent portals with a new, additional product called the “Multi-Channel Rule Engine”.

TeMyra.Agent is a globally used professional booking engine for net, published and web based flight tariffs, searching the most important suppliers’ websites from one single screen.

This is only one example of important features which will also provide the customers of ISO’s tour operator solutions Pacific or OCEAN/Canary with the latest flight trends. TeMyra.Agent can be integrated into ISO’s solutions seamlessly for a professional and streamlined flight business.

With more than 30 years experience and projects in more than 25 countries worldwide both companies have already proven their dependability and professionalism on the international platform.

Both company managers are very enthusiastic about the partnership.

Markus Kretschmer, Sales Director at ISO Travel Solutions : "For many years, HitchHiker and ISO have been 'friends on the market'. This long lasting relationship has helped us to get to know HitchHiker and to understand their philosophy. Ever since, ISO has actively recommended HitchHiker to interested customers. This year's ITB Asia and WTM London mark a new step in our partnership. For the first time, we are actively promoting and announcing our partnership on the market, which will be visually and demonstratively displayed through our shared stand. This partnership offers all companies in the tourism industry a real chance to find a 'one-stop-shop' satisfying all the needs concerning modern IT systems for flight, hotel and tour operating . We are certain that no other IT company on the market can provide a comparable portfolio, which is chock-full of solutions backed by an unprecedented in-depth expertise!"

Andreas Bieber, Key Account Manager at HitchHiker commented: “The tour operator sector is now a key customer segment for us. Our investments in developing an online solution (TeMyra.net) that can be integrated into other systems have really paid off. This enables us to make rapid strides towards tour operators, which is a sector mainly handled by ISO. With several large tour operators using ISO solutions and a commitment towards further investment in this area, HitchHiker and ISO are now a compelling new option for operators looking for a modern, cost effective and flexible selling and management platform.”

HitchHiker and ISO have built a next generation sales and booking management solution comprised of a browser-based reservation module providing a single user-friendly interface as well as a fully integrated advanced booking management module and a sophisticated product database to suppliers of flights, hotels, car hire, transfers and insurance. Both companies incorporate a wide range of features for tour operators, consolidators and call centres and as such are particularly well suited for travel companies with a mix of business.

Sascha Nau, Director of Marketing & Support at HitchHiker: “The partnership with ISO builds on the growth and success of the hosted HitchHiker online query solutions to date such as TeMyra.Agent and ensures that we are able to provide our customers with accurate and comprehensive flight information. Extending HitchHiker´s relation to key players such as ISO is important to the future of TeMyra.net and we are looking forward to a long and successful partnership.”