Ensemble Travel Group has launched OneConnect, a new technology that combines three separate booking platforms into one.
Advisors using the new platform will have the ability to access reservations across all sales channels with one login, as well as being able to access GDS and supplier reservations. OneConnect will also incorporate members’ existing technology and content along with Ensemble’s supplier network and promotions.
Ensemble will also offer technical support for the platform and consultative services for new and existing reservations. The OneConnect Service Center will offer commission and debit memo management, tracking and payments across all sales verticals and the ability to manage schedule changes, exchanges, and cancellations.
Highlights of the new OneConnect Platform include:
- Flexible plug and play supplier content
- One stop shop and training across all verticals, including hotel, air, cruise, and insurance
- Ability to view or transfer bookings between advisors and manage reservations regardless of channel booked
- Options to customize each member’s platform according to their own program and individualized needs
- Creation of custom product, dynamic pricing, and packages
- Simple and consumer friendly search tools allowing travelers to book or request quotes
Ensemble has also announced that Bedsonline will also be integrated into OneConnect. Through this partnership, advisors using the platform will have access to Bedsonline’s portfolio of over 180k hotels, 25k transfer routes, and 18k activities in 185 destinations.
Ensemble Travel Group is offering three separate payment plans for the new OneConnect platform. This includes a “pay as you go” Basic option, a Business plan with more customized options and a version with full access to site customization. The group assures that all members will have access to administrative support, training, and webinars as well as front line technical support, regardless of the plan.
“The launch of OneConnect reflects the ongoing commitment of our Product Development and Technology Solutions team to develop products that our members want and need. This includes access to a singular platform that can be customized and adapted to their specific needs instead of having a one-size-fits-all approach that has been the industry standard,” says David Harris, CEO of Ensemble Travel Group.
“As a consortium, one of our objectives is to be able to embed ourselves into our members’ businesses to help them grow as well as to create efficiencies across all areas. We are also very mindful that many of our members have made tremendous investment into technology themselves and we wanted to ensure that any new platform has the ability to be customized to support and complement their existing technology instead of requiring them to adapt to a generic system that doesn’t best meet their individual needs.”