Professionals International (TPI) has selected its award-winning collaborative itinerary management platform to streamline their advisors’ workflow, generate incremental revenue and engage with their customers, inspiring continuous connections and relationships throughout the travel journey. TPI officially unveiled the new partnership with Umapped to nearly 200 attendees at the 2016 TPI Annual Conference, currently taking place aboard Celebrity Reflection, sailing the Western Caribbean.
“We have done our due diligence across all itinerary management tools, and Umapped is by far the most advanced,” said Morris Chia, TPI President and CEO. “Umapped’s unique interactive capabilities and pioneering technology align with TPI’s ongoing commitment to finding new, innovative solutions that deliver continued program enhancements to our advisor members. Umapped empowers our advisors to become true collaborators and build connections on mobile and social platforms where travelers are spending their time. We look forward to the positive impact that this new partnership will bring.”
From inspiration and organization to collaboration and ultimately transacting, the innovative Umapped platform is designed to make traveling together better and itinerary management more efficient and profitable with communications that are relevant and reflect personalized interests. Available as a white-label and API solution, Umapped enables travel brands to deliver visually rich, consolidated mobile itineraries which includes sharing real-time content, exclusive offers and expertise via messaging and social media.
Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Top 30 Worldwide Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors, was founded in 1994 and today boasts over 850 travel advisors across the country. Proudly Canadian-owned and operated, TPI travel advisors span from coast-to-coast and provide the industry’s most comprehensive travel services backed by exceptional personalized service. The company reports that many TPI advisors already using the platform have reported improved productivity and sales, with increased conversion rates on proposals and upsell revenue.
“Mobile engagement has moved from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’ as more travelers increasingly turn to their tablets and smartphones to stay connected and simplify their trips,” said Lisa Israelovitch, CEO of Umapped. “The real value of Umapped’s mobile and social functionality lies in the idea that it extends, enhances and transforms the entire travel experience while enabling added efficiencies. We’ve been growing rapidly and now service agencies and companies in 11 countries. As a Canadian company, we are proud to partner with TPI, which will further expand our presence in Canada.”
Umapped will be a featured exhibitor at the 2016 Phocuswright Conference taking place Nov 14th – 17th in Los Angeles. Attendees are invited to visit the Umapped kiosk in the Innovation Showroom or visit umapped.com to learn more and schedule a live demo.
Umapped is the award-winning collaborative B2B2C itinerary and experience platform for the travel industry. Available as a white-label and API solution, Umapped helps leading global brands, and travel advisors engage with their customers throughout their travel journey by delivering interactive, media-rich consolidated mobile itineraries with relevant offers, content, messaging and advice. The pioneering platform also maximizes productivity and streamlines business workflow. With the Umapped API, developers can easily incorporate the unique functionality as part of their own applications and solutions. To learn more visit umapped.com.
Since its founding in 1994, Travel Professionals International (TPI) has been the premier provider of outsourced travel solutions to independent travel advisors and agencies. Backed by a head office support team of fifty highly skilled travel professionals, innovative technological solutions, and excellent supplier relationships, hundreds of TPI advisors across Canada are available to provide full-service travel solutions to leisure and corporate travelers. More information is available at www.tpi.ca. TPI – We’ll Take You There
TPI is a Virtuoso member (www.virtuoso.com) and is a division of the I.A.S. – Independent Agency Services Corp. group of companies. (www.iascorp.ca). To learn more visit www.tpi.ca.
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