Ensemble Enhances Content, Adds TRAMS Functions

Ensemble Travel Group is expanding its suite of technology products for members with a multi-layer cruise and destination content platform as well as TRAMS Live Connect functionality for the TravTech cruise-booking engine. The content is free to all U.S. members with an Ensemble Client Site, the customizable consumer web site developed and hosted by Ensemble Travel Group. Enhancements of the new cruise and destination content include the entire cruise inventory with every category and cruise line; a feature that lets the consumer review up to six cruises, itineraries, ports of call, ship features, and prices; destination content for each port city, including local weather, shopping, transportation, emergency numbers, and parking information; photographs of local highlights and attractions; ship section featuring images and descriptions of ship profiles, public areas, and deck plans with staterooms by category, and itinerary maps; static cruise prices by category type, which are refreshed regularly; ability to e-mail personal cruise selections. Members that are live with the TravTech cruise booking engine already have access to this content and live cruise pricing. Ensemble Travel Group officials anticipate a mid-May rollout of the cruise and destination content to all U.S.members with Ensemble Client Sites. Ensemble Travel Group members with the TravTech cruise-booking engine also will soon have access to TRAMS Live Connect functionality, which integrates with supplier web sites and electronically passes the login and client data to TravTech's cruise booking engine. The technology then seamlessly imports reservation data back into Client Base+ so travel agents can print itineraries, generate invoices, store travel history, and perform other helpful functions.