Tourico Holidays, a wholesale travel brokerage company, has launched a new push service that allows distribution clients to build and refresh an up-to-date Availability and Rates cache. Distributors now have the option of importing and caching Tourico’s inventory – creating an offline, in-house database of available product and prices.
Tourico’s new service now immediately pushes individual updates – or inventory changes – to clients, maintaining a fresh cache. The instant updates reduce latency and allow clients to sell last minute inventory, while greatly reducing failed bookings.
The new push service also exposes the Tourico “business logic”, providing clients with precalculated total prices that reflect currency changes, promotion discounts, and other business factors. Furthermore, if suppliers focus on certain regions, they can opt into only receiving updates to certain hotels and inventory.
“Companies selling travel no longer have to pull data for current inventory,” said Lev Koutamonov, the Head of API Integration of Tourico Holidays. “Our new push service allows distribution clients to integrate Tourico’s massive inventory of products and maintain up-to-date prices and availability. The process is more efficient and will lead to more successful transactions and better profits for our clients.”
“Tourico is the only business-to-business travel company in the world that has developed a push service that immediately updates changes to the wholesaler’s inventory,” said Koutamonov. “Travel suppliers can now maintain a current offline cache to better serve their customer.”