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Eindhoven, the Netherlands, October 2016 – The modern travel consumer is his own product manager: with all the content that is available online nowadays, it is easy to create your own perfect holiday. The customer is looking for flexibility and customization, he no longer wants to be tied to the pre-set holiday packages with a set departure day and duration. On top of that, 75% of the leisure travelers orient online on a holiday. No less than 60% of the bookings are made online, of which 22% on a mobile device. The traveler is not only a (potential) customer of travel companies, but also a competitor: he takes over the job of tour operators and (online) travel agent by purchasing directly at suppliers of hotels and flights, or at special-deal-websites and holiday auction websites.

Travel agents

Pyton offers Belgian travel agents solutions that help them respond to this changing consumer. With Dynamic Packaging and Shopping Basket, the travel agent is able to create Dynamic (flexible) packages or to compose a customized holiday by combining components of various suppliers. This packaged trip is offered in the  travel agency or on their website, next to existing tour operator packages. This means the consumer no longer has to make several bookings at different suppliers to create his perfect holiday: the travel agent is offering exactly the flexibility that the consumer is looking for. On top of that, it is easy to increase earnings because as a travel agent, you can determine your own margins.

Tour operators

Pyton’s products also ensure that the traditional tour operator can take its changes in the changing market. By composing Dynamic packages, they respond to the demand for flexibility: they can combine their own travel components such as accommodations with, for example, scheduled flights or Low Cost Carriers (LCCs). This means the consumer is no longer dependent on the set departure days of charter flights, of which the departure time is often known only days before departure. This also means that the duration of the holiday is flexible, because there are considerably more departure days, times, and airports available because of the many connected airlines. The Dynamic packages can be offered next to the existing packages, online or to third parties.

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Vilvoorde, Belgium, 22 September 2016 – With its surprise trips, srprs.me is launching a completely new concept onto the market. The tour operator is extremely popular in the Netherlands, and is also rapidly becoming well known in Belgium, but was looking for new ways to continue to meet the rising demand. srprs.me has been able to implement a customised solution working together with technology partners Amadeus and Pyton. The automated and newly created advanced cache of airline products represents huge gains in efficiency for srprs.me.

Technology partners Amadeus and Pyton have developed a customised solution for srprs.me, a Dutch tour operator specialising in surprise trips. The innovative concept of surprise travel is currently enjoying a rapid upward trend. The solution provided by Amadeus and Pyton supports this growth through the automation of administrative tasks and the provision of absolute added value for a tour operator catering for spontaneity. For example, sprs.me is now able to put together packages even more efficiently, with the correct availability and prices of both the regular and low cost airlines.

srprs.me: spontaneity, excitement and adventure

What could a traveller expect from a surprise trip? That’s hard to say, because surprise is precisely what this innovative concept is all about. Travellers make a reservationd and pick a topic: City Tripping, Broke, Multi City, Sunsation, Adventure, Solo Together, Honeymoon or Road Tripping. They only find out what their destination is once they arrive in the departure hall of the airport. Next is an amazing experience packed with excitement. Tim Beglinger, co-founder of srprs.me: “With srprs.me, we want to bring back the spontaneity of travel. Our customers are looking for a unique experience, an unforgettable adventure, and we are happy to give them exactly that, because, for us, the travellers take central stage, and we spare no effort to make them happy.”

A unique solution for a unique concept

Thanks to the tailor-made solution by Amadeus and Pyton, srprs.me now has a much larger and more up-to-date offer of scheduled flights and low cost airlines for their surprise trips. For example, the tour operator now has a considerably larger range of departure days, times, and fares. The new cache also makes it easier for srprs.me to keep an eye on the money by keeping track of any additional costs for payments with a credit card.

Luc Pannecoeck, General Manager of Amadeus Benelux: “We are following the innovative approach and growth of srprs.me with a lot of admiration. As technology specialists, we are quite happy to think along with them in terms of the optimisation of sales and operational processes. A generic approach is not suitable for an innovative player like srprs.me. Therefore, we absolutely opted for providing a tailor-made solution for the unique concept they’ve put on the market.”

Tim Beglinger, co-founder of srprs.me: “Thanks to the solutions from Amadeus and Pyton, we’ve been able to automate a large part of the administrative operations. This saves us a lot of time, which we can use now to make our travellers happy.”

Also introducing spontaneity in Belgium

“srprs.me is preparing for further growth. In just two years, we booked more than 30,000 travellers on surprise trips. That’s good news for the return of spontaneity in travel.” The concept was launched in the Netherlands, but meanwhile, srprs.me is also addressing the Belgian market, where the concept has also received quite a lot of enthousiastic attention.

6 april 2016 – NextPax signed a partnership with Pyton, developer of custom-made software for the travel and leisure industry. The partnership will leverage the strengths between both companies and boost their customers’ range of choice with over 300,000 properties.

NextPax founder Erik Engel: ‘NextPax and Pyton are a natural fit. Where NextPax delivers seamless real-time connectivity between channel partners and property managers together with all tools needed to manage properties, reservations and channels for both sides of the supply chain, Pyton develops tailor-made Internet Booking Engine (IBE)- and API solutions to online travel agents (OTAs), tour operators and travel product suppliers. They start where we leave off, designing their clients’ software to tie in with our system.’

Account manager Pyton Netherlands Silvia Vereijken: ‘With this deal, Pyton customers such as TravelClub, all Veluwegroep members, VakantieXperts, Prijsvrij and TUI Travel Agencies will (among others) also get access to over 300,000 leisure properties, such as rental homes and 300 holiday parks, currently managed through NextPax’ rental platform’.

6 april 2016 – Op dinsdag 26 april organiseert Travel Alliance, een Belgisch samenwerkingsverband van enkele niche touroperators en leveranciers voor de reisbranche,  de workshop ‘Casino Avond‘. Tijdens deze gezellige avond krijgen reisagenten de kans om langs verschillende stands van bedrijven in hun branche te lopen. Ze leren, onder het genot van een hapje en een drankje, over de nieuwste producten en diensten in hun branche. Pyton zal deze avond aanwezig zijn als sponsor, en zal deelnemers uitleg en demonstraties geven over de Pyton Leisure Portal.

Deelnemers kunnen bij de sponsors en partners van dit evenement langslopen om productkennis op te doen. Daarna kunnen ze meedoen aan een spelletje roulette, poker, of blackjack, en worden er mooie prijzen uitgedeeld. De workshop duurt van 19:00 tot 00:00, en zal plaatsvinden in het Van der Valk hotel Brussels Airport te Diegem. Wilt u ook deelnemen? Ga dan naar http://www.travelalliance.be/index.php/nl/workshops en schrijf u in!

Casino Avond Pyton 26-4

25 March 2016 – The Germania API is now connected to the Pyton Flight Portal. Before March 2015 we had a connection based on screen scraping, but now Germania is re-introduced as an API connection. Under its own brand and with their slogan “Closer than ever…“ Germania flies from airports all over Germany to many European cities, to popular holiday regions in the sun and to destinations in Southeast Europe and West Asia. The content offered includes, at this stage, the flights as operated by Germania Fluggesellschaft GmbH (headquartered in Berlin, with IATA code ST, www.flygermania.de). The content of its Swiss-based subsidiary Germania Flug AG (headquartered in Zurich, with IATA code GM, www.germania.ch) is not yet included in this new airline connection. Germania Flug AG, with a fleet of 3 aircrafts, might be connected separately in the future.

Germania API connection added to Pyton Flight Portal

25 March 2016 – Malindo Air is now available in the Pyton Flight Portal. Established in 2013, Malindo Air is an up-and-coming airline based in Malaysia. Malindo is a joint venture between a Malaysian and Indonesian airline, the name Malindo is derived from the names of these countries: Malaysia and Indonesia. Their fleet of 737-900ER and ATR72-600 aircrafts flies to domestic and international destinations operated centrally from hubs in Kuala Lumpur and the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Subang Airport). Their fleets’ average age is only 0.5 year. The connection is based on screen scraping.

Malindo Air added to Pyton Flight Portal

25 maart 2016 – Naast Transavia’s Basic fare class zijn nu de fare classes Plus en Max beschikbaar in de Pyton Flight Portal. Het is nu mogelijk voor Transavia klanten om, tegen een vergoeding, extra services bij te boeken. Het Plus pakket bevat 20 kilo ruimbagage, vrije keuze uit alle standaard stoelen, 500 Flying Blue Award Miles en gratis omboeken van de vlucht tot 14 dagen voor vertrek. Het Max pakket bevat 30 kilo ruimbagage, vrije keuze uit alle stoelen, 1000 Flying Blue Award Miles en gratis omboeken van de vlucht tot 2 uur voor vertrek.

Pyton adds Transavia fare classes