TOURRADAR & G ADVENTURES MAKE WAVES IN THE TRAVEL TECH INDUSTRY
Simple proof as to why a well programmed API is what the travel industry needs
TORONTO – SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 – Imagine if the internet didn’t have seamless processes and communication. Well, when it comes to the online travel industry, many haven’t hit that point yet. Some still push aside key components, such as application programming interfaces. Fortunately, TourRadar is pushing forward to show tour operators its importance and utilizing the G Adventures API as proof.
“API technology is at the heart of travel distribution on the web,” said Travis Pittman, CEO and Co-Founder of TourRadar. “If TourRadar can continue leading from the front, pushing more tour operators to upgrade their legacy systems to include bookable API’s like G Adventures has done, we will finally start to see a shift where the multi-day tour industry catches up to the 21st century.”
TourRadar is the first multinational online marketplace to implement a full-featured integration with the G Adventures API. The entire process is seamless for agent use, making it easier and faster to complete bookings for travellers. As the online travel industry continues to grow, the use of an API is becoming the key component to a consistent and streamlined consumer experience.
“We love working with partners like TourRadar, who share our vision where technology plays a key role in the future of travel,” said John Salama, VP of Software Engineering at G Adventures. “APIs provide a scalable means for travel partners to share and access data. This data exchange is driving the development of innovative online consumer experiences. TourRadar has been able to take the powerful features offered by the G Adventures API to quickly roll-out industry-leading online functionality. They have a talented and forward-thinking development team, which makes them a great partner to work with from a technology perspective.”
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TourRadar is the world’s trusted online marketplace for multi-day tours. With its headquarters in Vienna and regional service centres in Brisbane and Toronto, TourRadar has a vision of bringing like-minded travellers together for journeys of a lifetime. Whether it’s trekking Kilimanjaro, heading on a coach tour in Europe or a safari in Kenya, they connect travellers to more than 20,000 tours in over 200 countries. TourRadar is on a mission to ensure booking tours is made easy for everyone.
About G Adventures
G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the widest selection of affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions to more than 100 countries on all continents. It was the first adventure travel company to offer 100% guaranteed departures in 2013. Powered by an international team of passionate travellers, the award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travellers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. The intimate, authentic and sustainable approach to small-group travel introduces travellers to the highlights of a destination while offering the freedom to explore it on their own. Whatever age, interest, ability or budget, G Adventures has a genuine life-changing experience. For more information please visit www.gadventures.com.