9 January 2017
Technology solution to help enable JacTravel’s post-merger growth
London - December 15, 2016 – DataArt, a global technology consultancy, today announced a successful implementation of a data consolidation solution for JacTravel. The solution merges the data from two reservations platforms, following JacTravel’s acquisition of close competitor TotalStay, enabling JacTravel’s commercial management to work with data that is transparent and facilitates faster decision-making.
Charlotte Lamp Davies, Vice-President of Travel & Hospitality, Europe, at DataArt said:
“The challenge for DataArt was to provide a technical solution that would help to enable a smooth integration of TotalStay with JacTravel. The resulting solution has significantly reduced the investment of both time and capital in bringing together the two distinct systems, making JacTravel’s acquisition a success and providing a platform for the company’s continued growth.”
DataArt’s solution avoids duplications and allows the firm to process data more effectively, as it’s combined in a single warehouse and made available to users for analysis through new business intelligence tools.
Nick Williams, CFO of JacTravel said:
“Realising the full value of a new acquisition is always a significant project. It requires integration of systems, but also of different work cultures. DataArt’s solution helped us to look at the business as one entity, with seamless integration of trading data from multiple platforms.”
He concluded: “Beyond making the integration of TotalStay with JacTravel easier, this new system will help JacTravel to remain a market-leader in the online B2B hotel booking marketplace - and to continue its strong growth.”
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DataArt is a global technology consultancy that designs, develops and supports unique software solutions, helping clients take their businesses forward. Recognized for their deep domain expertise and superior technical talent, DataArt teams create new products and modernize complex legacy systems that affect technology transformation in select industries.
DataArt has earned the trust of some of the world’s leading brands and most discerning clients, including Nasdaq, S&P, United Technologies, OneWorld Alliance, Ocado, artnet, Betfair, and skyscanner. Organized as a global network of technology services firms. DataArt brings together expertise of over 2,200 professionals in 17 locations in the US, Europe, and Latin America.
Established in 1975, JacTravel is one of the world’s leading suppliers of hotel accommodation for the global travel industry and provider of specialist inbound travel services to the UK and Ireland. With headquarters in London, regional offices throughout the UK, Europe, Asia, the Middle-East and North America and worldwide representation, its team of over 500 travel professionals is well placed to serve over 20,000 clients globally. This is facilitated by a directly contracted inventory of more than 12,000 hotels and, an additional aggregated portfolio of over 130,000 properties and an extensive range of preferred group tour suppliers.
A multiple award winning business-to-business specialist, JacTravel operates a number of distinct but complementary divisions:
- Global wholesale accommodation solution available through a simple API connection
- Worldwide travel agent booking website through totalstay.com
- Specialist inbound group travel services to the UK, Ireland and key European destinations
For more information about JacTravel, please contact David Tarsh, David@Tarsh.com on +44 (0) 20 7602 5262 (o), +44 (0) 7770 816 070 (m).