PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN CRUISEHOST AND DOLPHIN DYNAMICS SEES CRUISEHOST SOLUTIONS EXPAND INTO THE UK AND IRELAND
CRUISEHOST Solutions, operator of the leading European booking systems for cruises, and London based travel technology company Dolphin Dynamics announced their partnership today. As of now Dolphin Dynamics has taken over the distribution of the two CRUISEHOST products: CRUISEA (for agency use) and CRUISEC (for online sales) in the U.K. and Ireland. These products have been rebranded as “Dolphin Cruise powered by CRUISEHOST” in these markets and are available to use on their own or can be integrated with Dolphin’s existing suite of travel technology products.
With Dolphin Cruise powered by CRUISEHOST, travel agents in the U.K. and Ireland have access to the offers of more than 20 renowned cruise companies. These include Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa, Cunard, MSC, NCL, P&O and Princess Cruises. More will follow shortly. Agents can compare fares and book those for their customers and can offer this facility online.
Beyond cruise-only offers, cruise packages of the cruise companies including extra services like transportation to/from the ship will be available too via Dolphin Cruise by CRUISEHOST. Also, with the help of these systems, travel agents can bundle individual cruise packages and distribute them. Available shortly, travel agencies and tour operators using Dolphin’s back office product will be able to import cruise quotes and bookings guaranteeing the seamless data transfer to further streamline the process of booking cruises.
Akhil Kapur, founder and Managing Director of CRUISEHOST Solutions, stated: “We want to continue the success story of CRUISEA and CRUISEC in the U.K. and Ireland, one of the biggest cruise markets in the world. With Dolphin Dynamics we found an excellent partner with extensive know-how, close relations to travel agents and a fantastic product portfolio. Our systems perfect complement each other. Entering the U.K. and Ireland, CRUISEA and CRUISEC are now available in 23 countries. Today, already more than 9,000 travel agencies are working successfully with CRUISEA, while CRUISEC is empowering over 4,000 travel websites.
Dolphin Dynamics Managing Director, Chuck Richardson commented: "We are extremely excited to from a strategic alliance with CRUISEHOST Solutions to bring their innovative cruise booking technology to the U.K. and Irish markets. The cruise sector has grown relentlessly for the past 10 years but until now, U.K. and Irish agencies and operators have had very limited choice with respect to cruise booking solutions.
Feedback from our initial pilot users of Dolphin Cruise powered by CRUISEHOST has been overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to helping cruise focused travel companies streamline their operations and improve sales with Dolphin Cruise, just as we have done for so many other travel agencies, tour operators and TMCs using our existing range of products. “
About Dolphin Dynamics: Dolphin Dynamics Ltd. is a software development company that specialises in developing integrated information solutions for the travel industry. Since its first product release in 1996, Dolphin Dynamics has installed its software at over 850 client sites, large and small, for a total of over 13,000 users in 26 countries worldwide. Dolphin offers a suite of integrate travel technology products spanning CRM, reservations, product and inventory management, mid/back office and online booking engines. The Dolphin suite is designed to streamline operations and boost sales tour operators, leisure agencies, travel management companies, consolidators and call centres. www.dolphind.com.
About CRUISEHOST Solutions
CRUISEHOST Solutions is among the leading online providers of sea, river and sailing cruises worldwide. The database includes over 50,000 departures and more than 70,000 cruise packages by 45 cruise companies. With CRUISEA for stationary and CRUISEC for online sales, CRUISEHOST commands two comprehensive systems for the comparison of offers, booking as well as packaging. These systems are used in23 countries and are available in 20 languages. At present, more than 9,000 stationary travel agencies and over 4,000 online travel agencies are operating with products from CRUISEHOST Solutions. The company was founded in 2002 under the name CruisePool and the head office is located in Eschborn near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. www.cruisehost.netYou can meet the Dolphin Dynamics team at Travel Technology Europe, 20-21 February 2019 at stand T34 to find out more.