ODYSSEUS Solutions has announced new integrations with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and Crystal Cruises, with inventory from both operators now connecting directly with the Odysseus platform via an API.
Distribution partners now have immediate access to Uniworld, U by Uniworld, Crystal Cruises, Crystal Yacht Cruises and Crystal River Cruises, bringing the Odysseus platform to a total of 28 cruise lines along with thousands of hotels and airlines which can be dynamically packaged.
Odysseus also offers live flight and hotel bookings via connections with all three major GDS as well as Expedia Affliate Network & Tourico.
Odysseus founder Monish Luthra, who recently showcased the platform to Australian travel consultants in Sydney during the CLIA Australasia Cruise360 conference, said there had been a fantastic response to the product.
“We’ve talked with a lot of people recently and shown them the booking engine, what it can do, how easy and fast it is to use.
“It does a lot of things that others don’t, and there’s serious interest from a number of travel companies in Australia and Asia, which is where we’ve focused our sales efforts this year,” he said.
Luthra said the company was gearing up to meet the demand, with the addition of twenty more software developers and support engineers taking total staff numbers beyond 100.
Miami-based Odysseus currently generates over 55,000 cruise and 300,000 flight bookings each year, with volume growing at a rate of 30% annually.
The Australian sales office for Odysseus is headed up by travel industry IT veteran Dave Upton.