We’re creating a more connected travel industry, underpinned by sustainability and long-term investor relations.
Vilvoorde, Belgium, 22 September, 2016: With its surprise trips, srprs.me is launching a completely new concept onto the market. The tour operator is extremely popular in the Netherlands, and is also rapidly becoming well known in Belgium, but was looking for new ways to continue to meet the rising demand. srprs.me has been able to implement a customised solution working together with technology partners Amadeus and Pyton. The automated and newly created advanced cache of airline products represents huge gains in efficiency for srprs.me.
Technology partners Amadeus and Pyton have developed a customised solution for srprs.me, a Dutch tour operator specialising in surprise trips. The innovative concept of surprise travel is currently enjoying a rapid upward trend. The solution provided by Amadeus and Pyton supports this growth through the automation of administrative tasks and the provision of access to more and up-to-date airline products thanks to an improved cache. This is an absolute added-value for a tour operator catering for spontaneity. For example, srprs.me is now able to put together packages even more efficiently, with the correct availability and prices of both the regular and low cost airlines.
srprs.me: spontaneity, excitement and adventure
But what can a traveller now expect from a surprise trip? That’s hard to say, because surprise is precisely what this innovative concept is all about. Travellers make a reservation and pick a topic: City Tripping, Broke, Multi City, Sunsation, Adventure, Solo Together, Honeymoon or Road Tripping. They only find out where their destination is once they arrive in the departure hall of the airport. What follows is an amazing experience packed with excitement.
Tim Beglinger, co-founder of srprs.me:
“With srprs.me, we want to bring back the spontaneity of travel. Our customers are looking for a unique experience, an unforgettable adventure, and we are only too happy to give them exactly that, because, for us, the travellers take central stage, and we spare no effort to make them happy.”
A unique solution for a unique concept
Thanks to the tailor-made solution from Amadeus and Pyton, srprs.me now has a much larger and more up-to-date offer of scheduled flights and low cost airlines for their surprise trips. For example, the tour operator now has a considerably larger range of departure days, times and fares. The new cache also makes it easier for srprs.me to keep an eye on the cash by keeping track of any additional costs for payments with a credit card.
Luc Pannecoeck, General Manager of Amadeus Benelux:
“We are following the innovative approach and growth of srprs.me with much admiration. As technology specialists, we are quite happy to think along with them in terms of the optimisation of sales and operational processes. A generic approach is not suitable for an innovative player like srprs.me. We therefore absolutely opted for providing a tailor-made solution for the unique concept they’ve put on the market.”
Tim Beglinger, co-founder srprs.me:
“Thanks to the solutions from Amadeus and Pyton, we’ve been able to automate a large part of the administrative operations. This saves us a lot of time, which we can now use to make our travellers happy.”
Also introducing spontaneity in Belgium
srprs.me is preparing for further growth. In just two years, we booked more than 30,000 travellers on surprise trips. That’s good news for the return of spontaneity in travel. The concept was launched in the Netherlands, but srprs.me is meanwhile also addressing the Belgian market, where the concept has also received quite a lot of spontaneous attention.
srprs.me was founded in 2014 by Marcel Hagedoorn, Raymond Klompsma, Stefan Wobben and Tim Beglinger with the aim of bringing back spontaneity into travel.
The idea for the concept emerged while Stefan was travelling on business. As a travel organisation, srprs.me has only one target: to enable the traveller to put aside all his expectations and travel to a surprise destination.
At srprs.me, we believe that the most wonderful things can happen once you step outside your comfort zone. With the arrival of the Internet, people ‘google’ their holidays into disaster. They read hundreds of reviews, have sky-high expectations, and are stressed out for fear they might miss something. It’s time for people to create their own memories once again, and follow their hearts.
About Pyton Travel Technology
Pyton, an Amadeus company since September 2015, is a Dutch travel technology company powering leading online travel agencies and software companies in the international travel industry. Pyton has a strong international footprint with customers in 20 countries worldwide across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the US, Canada and South America. Pyton, five-time winner of the Dutch Travel Innovations Award, has over 20 years of experience in the travel industry and has 40 employees in two locations: Eindhoven (headquarter) in the Netherlands, and Lindlar near Cologne in Germany. Pyton has two main products: the Pyton Flight Portal and the Pyton Leisure Portal, the latter being the leading leisure travel platform in the Dutch market.
For more information, do not hesitate to contact Andries Oprel, phone nr. +31 88 16 51 380 or send him an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies).
The Amadeus group employs around 13,000 people worldwide, across central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations), as well as 71 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations globally. The group operates a transaction-based business model.
Amadeus is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under the symbol "AMS.MC" and is a component of the IBEX 35 index.
To find out more about Amadeus please visit www.benelux.amadeus.com and www.blog.benelux.amadeus.com
for more on the travel industry.
You can also visit our Newsroom page where you can find this press release too.