TravelBrands goes live with NextTrip’s ALR platform, enabling over 22,000 travel agents to search and instantly book vacation rentals.
MISSISSAUGA, ON – TravelBrands announced today that it has completed an integration to go live with NextTrip, opening immediate access to search, discover, and book vacation rentals through NextTrip’s cloud-based booking engine, ConNextions. TravelBrands’ network of over 22,000 travel agents and their customers will now be able to book from ConNextions global inventory of vacation and alternative lodging rental (ALR) properties.
TravelBrands is a division of H.I.S.-Red Label Vacations Inc. and one of the largest travel companies in Canada, active in both the wholesale and retail travel industry. TravelBrands offers a wide range of travel options – including flights, hotels, cruises, attractions, rail passes, car rentals, and more through numerous brands, including redtag.ca, itravel2000.com, Sunquest, HIS Japan, and The Travel Experts.
NextTrip’s ConNextions supports instant confirmation of ALR reservations, allowing TravelBrands’ travel agents the power to simultaneously book complete travel packages, including air, car, and tours, rather than waiting hours or even days for confirmation as is typical in the vacation rental market.
“Expanding our portfolio of high-quality travel products with innovative booking solutions is at the heart of our operations,” commented Nathalie Tanious, COO of TravelBrands. “With NextTrip’s diverse selection of distinctive properties at great price points, we’re able to meet the standards that TravelBrands stands by. The capability for travel agents to fulfill the reservation process in one easy step further elevates the way travel is booked, benefitting both the agent and their clients.”
The connection to TravelBrands leverages NextTrip’s integration with Trisept Solutions, a subsidiary of Apple Leisure Group, an award-winning technology for travel merchandising and distribution solutions.
According to NextTrip’s President and COO Tim Sikora: “We are excited to have TravelBrands as a ConNextions distribution partner. This partnership represents a major growth milestone for the ConNextions product. By combining our industry-changing technology and sizeable vacation rental inventory with TravelBrands’ advanced travel reservation platforms and travel agents, we expect a long-term mutually beneficial partnership to drive growth in bookings.”
The ConNextions Application Programming Interface (API) provides NextTrip’s integrated travel distributors and their downstream partners with the ability to book vacation rentals within their existing reservation systems from NextTrip’s global inventory of vacation rental homes villas, chalets, apartments, condos, resort residences, and even castles. Because NextTrip’s inventory of vacation rental properties is instantly confirmed, the rental can be seamlessly booked alongside air, car, and other travel reservations as a complete package for the ultimate convenience and efficiency.
TravelBrands is North America’s leading one-stop-shop travel company comprised of wholesale and retail divisions with strong partnerships across the globe. A division of H.I.S.-Red Label Vacations Inc., TravelBrands gives agents and consumers access to the world in a way that drives meaningful industry advancement. By focusing on customer-centric service, innovative technologies, and omnichannel commerce, TravelBrands provides a seamless travel experience that meets the needs of today’s traveller. For more information, visit www.travelbrands.com.
NextPlay Technologies’ NextTrip is a technology-driven platform delivering innovative solutions for business and leisure travel. NextTrip Business is an all-in-one online corporate travel and expense management solution with a large inventory of travel options and discounted rates. NextTrip Journeys provides leisure travellers personalized vacation experiences on land, sea and across the world. NextTrip Solutions offers travel technologies that make the jobs of alternative lodging property managers, wholesalers, distributors, and other travel industry players easier and more efficient. For more information, visit nexttrip.com.
For NextTrip travel platform partnership inquiries, visit www.NextTrip.com/ConNextions.