Colombo, Sri Lanka Apr 20, 2012
As part of a multi-year agreement, Ascensor will provide a fully customised version of ARIA to support all of AKQUASUN's business demands using a managed service model.
With tourism and holiday travel on the rise, diversifying to satisfy the appetite of travelers of various interests is essential. The inbound tour industry has exponentially grown across the world to support this need in the market and are currently filling the gaps with technology platforms and process re-inventions to better deliver their services and stay competitive in the marketplace.
Some of the other users of ARIA are Ceylon Tours, World Travel Centre and Qantas holidays owned franchise for Sri Lanka and Maldives Tour East, Sri Lanka.
ARIA – Web based tour operator software and destination management system is offered as a managed services offering to customers world-wide with servers hosted in clouds with reputed hosting locations. ARIA has drawn the interest of many inbound tour operators globally due to its ability to integrate third party integration of web services along with other web capabilities, user-friendly features including an accounting module, the ability to customize the application to suit the business processes of large organizations and the minimal training needed to get started.
Ascensor has identified the gaps in the software that is available in the market for Inbound Tour operators and address remedial measures with version 4.0 of ARIA. ARIA reduces the time tour operators spend in generating estimates or quotes and eliminates double handling while doing post tour costing transactions.
Aria’s web capabilities expands the business to a 24 x 7 operation and pave the way to increase revenue by increasing the number of quotations that could be generated in any given time. ARIA in effect will take tour operators to new levels with simple technology.
The roadmap for ARIA includes integration of web services from 3rd party services and real time bookings of hotels, car rentals and other services provided by suppliers.
The Executive Director of Akquasun Lanka Mr. Chaminda Dias had this to say about his expectations on the product “We have been using a windows based tour operator software prior to ARIA and therefore no stranger to computerization nor automation. However, when the time came for us to expand and exploit market demand, we realized that we were limited with windows based software. ARIA complemented what we wanted to achieve as a business and its roadmap is shaped around our business plan and growth strategy. ARIA’s web technology and open architecture will help us integrate easily with 3rd party partners, suppliers, agents as well as customers to build an eco-system around Akquasun group. Aria’s competitive pricing model and innovative technology has lifted our game for Akquasun group. ARIA’s ability to customize the application when required to support our evolving business processes will certainly help us stay ahead of market demand.”
Akquasun group (www.akquasungroup.com)
“We thank AKQUASUN for the confidenand deem it’s a previledged to be selected as their technology provider to power the tour operator software. Ascensor will ensure that ARIA will stay ahead of technology innovation and support the business processes of Akquasun group to stay competitve in the market place and deliver a comprehensive class of service to its customers and partners”
Ascensor web solutions include tour operator software, hotel reservation system, property management solution, POS solutions, inventory solutions, health care solutions, mobile audit solution, airline booking engine, airport solution, sales force automation, CRM, android and Mac application extensions and other enterprise solutions.
Source : Ascensor Partners
Business Development Manager