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Vayant pricing cache helps Sunspot Tours offer travellers more flexibility and value

Sunspot can exercise complete flexibility over the airfare content they receive, using the Pricing Cache administration portal to modify the cache and update the frequency of content updates.

LONDON – Vayant Travel Technologies announced that UK specialist tour operator Sunspot Tours is using Pricing Cache, Vayant’s precomputed airfare shopping and export solution for travel sellers.

Sunspot is the first UK-based Pricing Cache customer announced by Vayant.  The tour operator will use the comprehensive and accurate results from Pricing Cache  to support its ‘value added extras’ package model, which offers customers a high degree of flexibility (i.e. choice of holiday duration and departure airports) at competitive prices.

With Pricing Cache, Sunspot strengthens its marketing offer with the ability to display available prices on banners, deal lists, special offers and email offers.  Content includes published fares, CAT 25/35 fares of Sunspot partner airlines, as well as some low cost carrier fares.

Sunspot can exercise complete flexibility over the airfare content they receive, using the Pricing Cache administration portal to modify the cache and update the frequency of content updates.

By enabling Sunspot to build, export and update airfare content without hitting the GDS, Pricing Cache also helps the specialist tour operator reduce its IT and distribution costs.

Emma Bugeja, Online Operations Director at Sunspot Tours, said: “We chose Vayant because it met our requirements to be able to offer our clients a broad range of prices on our website at speed, therefore giving greater flexibility and choice. It has also allowed us to provide holidays to meta-search sites which have strict policies relating to accuracy and speed all the whilst ensuring our look-to-book ratios are not exceeded.”

Boyan Manev, VP of Business Development and Product Marketing, Vayant Travel Technologies, said: “Pricing Cache makes it easy and economical for travel sellers to offer customers more choice and freedom. Today’s traveller wants things their way – and Pricing Cache means responsive, customer-focused travel sellers like Sunspot Tours can give them what they want.”

Vayant builds each customer’s Pricing Cache solution using its proprietary airfare pricing and shopping engine with direct access to worldwide schedules, available fares, and taxes/fees for both network and some low cost carriers.

Sunspot Tours joins airberlin holidays, HLX, Hotelplan, Lufthansa, Swiss Air Lines, Austrian Airlines and more as a Pricing Cache customer.

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