IST, the leading technology partner in the distribution and sale of online cruises, has announced the integration of Celestyal Cruises into its FIBOS platform, which will enable to travel agencies to make online reservations. With this new incorporation, the company increases the number of cruise ships integrated in its solutions to more than 22,500 itineraries and 30 cruise lines in order to continue promoting the automation of the sale of this tourist product.
Celestyal Cruises, which recently has announced for 2021 the debut of its new ship, Celestyal Experience, the award-winning, number one choice for cruise travelers to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean. The foundation of the company’s philosophy is built on a unique Greek heritage which combines outstanding hospitality with genuine cultural destination immersion and provides authentic, lifetime experiences both onboard and onshore.
With the aim of covering the maximum number of cruise lines and market share, IST continues to grow its cruise offerings to offer more options to their customers, the travel agencies. With this new partnership, the more than 46,500 travel agencies integrated into IST technological solutions and those that are not yet integrated will be able to book Celestyal Cruises’ online cruises simply, easily and immediately through its platforms such as FIBOS or Cruise Browser.
“Our main mission is to continue providing the sector with the best technology in order to continue gaining in efficiency and process automation in a delicate moment where the travel agent must focus his efforts on selling and not on searching for information” said Manuel Sardi, CEO and Owner of IST. On the other hand, Noelia Dominguez, Country Manager of Celestyal Cruises said that ” It is our pleasure to announce our co-operation with IST. We are certain that their advanced technology will offer to us new distribution channel and the opportunity to continue growing our presence in Latin America and Europe along with the thousands of agencies that IST already works with in these markets.
“Moreover we will be able to cover the need to optimize costs and automate processes in the face of the growing demand for cruise ships”. “It is essential to continue expanding our technological solutions as a key to boosting cruise ship sales by travel agencies and cruise lines” emphasized Sardi.
“At IST, we have been designing and developing online solutions for the industry for over 20 years, as well as collaborating with all industry stakeholders to take cruise ship sales to the next level. “We offer flexible, tailored solutions that fit the needs and business models of all travel agents, tour operators and wholesalers,” concluded IST’s Owner and CEO.
For 20 years, IST has connected +30 cruise lines with +22,500 itineraries to boost cruise ship sales, making it the leading technology partner in the distribution and sale of cruise ships online.
The technology company is connected to more than 95% of the cruise offer in the whole cruise market that converges in online solutions to adapt the needs of each travel agency, in real time and at a click.