Explora Journeys partners with Amadeus to boost online booking system
Luxury cruise line Explora Journeys has partnered with Amadeus to strengthen its online booking and fulfillment program for travel advisors.
Explora said Wednesday that the partnership will allow travel advisors to access Explora’s offerings in the GDS, as well as the line’s image library. Inside, Advisors will have the ability to sell pre- and post-guest experiences in the same booking on the Amadeus Cruise portal.
Chris Austin, director of sales at Explora, said Tuesday that the partnership “will further provide our travel partners with real-time access to inventory, pricing and our rich Explora Journeys content to enhance further booking experience for our growing travel advisor community.
“This announcement with such a great partner as Amadeus comes as we remain firmly on track for the first of our six luxury ships – EXPLORA I – to make her maiden voyage in less than 12 months, in May 2023, and , when demand for luxury ocean tourism returned to pre-pandemic levels,” he added.
The luxury cruise line also recently added two new group programs for travel advisors: Journey Together and Journey Together+, and expanded its By Appointment program for agencies.