Chile’s largest Travel Agency selects OpenJaw Technologies

Posted: August 26th, 2010

OpenJaw supplies Turismo Cocha with industry leading online selling platform and dynamic packaging solution as part of major new ecommerce strategy

Dublin, Ireland & Santiago, Chile – 26th August 2010

OpenJaw Technologies, a leader in delivering high performance travel distribution solutions to the global travel industry, today announced that it has deployed its online selling platform and dynamic packaging solution to power Turismo Cocha’s new website:

The new online selling platform enables Turismo Cocha’s customers to search for flights, hotel accommodation and insurance products which can then be combined to dynamically build travel packages to meet their individual requirements. Turismo Cocha’s call centre agents are also using the new platform to service bookings and for the cross-sell of additional travel products. At an operational level, the new online selling platform has also streamlined operations and reduced maintenance costs by consolidating online travel and corporate sales into one system.

Commenting on the announcement, John McQuillan, Chief Executive Officer of OpenJaw Technologies said: “We are delighted to announce that Turismo Cocha’s new travel website is now live. Using OpenJaw’s online selling platform and dynamic packaging solution; customers can now search and create their own travel packages to include flights, hotel and insurance products. At a business level, the new platform has streamlined and automated Cocha’s back office processes such as content management, contract loading, searching, pricing, booking, ticketing and notifications. OpenJaw Technologies is delighted to have been selected to partner with Turismo Cocha on this strategic ecommerce project.”

Sergio Purcell, General Manager of Cocha added: “Turismo Cocha is the largest travel agency in Chile, which has traditionally serviced its Leisure and Corporate customers through its network of Sales Agents and Travel Consultants who provide a highly personalised service. In order to take our travel agency business online and to streamline our operations, we sought the expertise of OpenJaw Technologies, a recognised global industry leader in travel distribution and dynamic packaging. By deploying OpenJaw’s online selling platform, we have been able to open a new sales channel and significantly improve the speed and quality of service we offer to our existing customers. We look forward to working with OpenJaw on future phases of the project which will enable us to provide our customers with even more choice and convenience. “


Notes to Editors:

About OpenJaw Technologies

OpenJaw Technologies is a leader in delivering high performance travel distribution solutions to the global travel industry. Our solutions enable the world’s leading travel companies to market, distribute and sell their online travel offerings in a differentiated way.

OpenJaw’s solution portfolio includes the xDistributor Integration Platform and Business Rules Engine that enables travel supplier integration, distribution channel management and dynamic packaging; xRez: a highly customisable Internet Booking Engine; xRezAgent: a sales and servicing platform for call centre agents; xFares: an airline web fares engine; xHotel: a content, mapping and inventory management system for accommodation and xEvent: a content and inventory management system for event tickets and destination attractions.

OpenJaw is a member and active participant of the Open Travel™ Alliance.

OpenJaw Technologies is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with regional offices in Galway, Madrid, Oslo and Dallas.

About Turismo Cocha

Founded in 1951, COCHA is the leading travel company in Chile. With more than 50 years of experience in the travel industry, it has grown to be one of the strongest, most reliable and innovative travel companies in South America.

COCHA has been dedicated to fulfilling successful meetings and incentive programs for over 35 years. Being a Destination Management Company has given us the opportunity to execute programs ranging in size from 5 to 500 or even more participants. Creativity, quality and value are all hallmarks of our success.

All supported by our own customer services counter at the International Airport in Santiago, including behind customs capability, a 24/7 Customer Care Phone, our own professional multilingual staff of experienced guides and a dedicated team that enables COCHA to provide the clout, reliability and capabilities of a large firm, while retaining the flexibility and personalized service of a small one.

At COCHA, we believe in our business, and we work earnestly to make the travel dream come true. We enjoy our work and know our products. Moreover, we are permanently looking for new ideas and choices to meet the needs and requirements of our clients.

That is why, you may trust COCHA and travel better as a result of our unparalleled expertise and top quality service from the moment you plan the trip, make the reservations, until the day of your return home.

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For more information, contact:
Yvonne Waldron
Director of Marketing
OpenJaw Technologies Ltd.,
Station Mews, Lindsay Grove,
Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Tel: +353 (0)1 882 5444