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  • The kulula family expands with the merger of Holiday Tours and kulula holidays

    September 21, 2015

    The kulula family expands with the merger of Holiday Tours and kulula holidays RWA has been working with to consolidate Holiday Tours – the Comair-owned package holiday business – with the kulula brand under the kulula holidays banner. Through the consolidation of brands and resources, the business can now focus on marketing one brand, to ...

  • Complete Incoming System for

    September 24, 2014

    Complete Incoming System for RWA has delivered a complete reservation system to TourHERO. The system is based on our industry leading Sell-It Suite system, with RWA providing a full Facilities Managed (FM) offering. It includes connectivity to HBSi’s Demand Gateway which, in turn, provides access to a wide variety of supply partners. The RWA and TourHero ...

  • RWA to exhibit at World Travel Market 2013

    September 30, 2013

    RWA to exhibit at World Travel Market 2013  RWA is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at World Travel Market 2013, the leading global event for the travel industry. We will be taking part in an event boasting consistent growth in the value of deals it drives and also recognising that WTM 2013 will ...

  • Why travel businesses need ERP systems

    July 8, 2013

    Why travel businesses need ERP systems Travel is a complex product, with correspondingly complex business processes. Travel companies often use multiple systems to support these processes. This leads to the need to either manually copy data from one system to another, or to create interfaces between systems. One of the most common scenarios where this occurs is ...

  • Evolution or revolution? Is “ground breaking” the answer?

    June 24, 2013

    Have you noticed how many press releases, particularly from travel technology companies, use the phrase “ground breaking”? Is your business ready for some ground breaking? Is now the time for evolution or revolution?” Here are the 5 key questions we recommend you consider when thinking about replacing your current reservation system.

  • Evolution of online booking solutions and demand in South Africa

    June 17, 2013

    In the UK in particular, stark contrasts are painted between travel firms that are seeing dramatically declining sales and those achieving increases. The proposition is that the former have out dated models or failing to adapt to the way we use technology, delivery methods and trading hours. Similar disparities are being experienced by travel agents ...

  • Holiday Tours expands new online booking inventory

    June 17, 2013

    Holiday Tours has added online availability for Phuket with Bangkok to follow on its web-booking engine which is powered by RWA’s Sell-It Online.

  • TTI Summer Forum 2013 – Take Flight!

    June 13, 2013

    RWA recently sponsored the Summer TTI forum at the Strand Palace hotel in London on 11th June 2013. The forum discussed the the turmoil surrounding the whole issue of access to flight inventory. TTI assembled an authoritative group of speakers including RWA’s own Rob Wortham, Joint CEO & Chief Information Officer who gave their ...

  • Joined Up Thinking – Are You Getting It?

    April 17, 2013

    The public sector has used the phrase “joined up” for many years to discuss and even promote the benefits of improved connectivity between disparate but related processes or organisations. Are you seeing the ‘joined up’ potential when it comes to your business? If you are only thinking call centre, web site and traditional advertising are ...

  • Why Do Some Travel Firms Fail and Others Succeed?

    February 7, 2013

    What is it that causes some travel firms to fail while others seem to prosper? What differentiates the two? Why are some firms failing to adapt while others increase profitability and sales. This article outlines 3 areas to consider for any travel business looking to succeed.

  • Open systems – old hat?

    October 24, 2012

    Amadeus are now making noises about using open systems, specifically Linux. Good news for those of us trying to use GDS XML interfaces. However, many travel technology providers have been using these modern, open technologies for years.

  • Passwords and Online Security Issues in Travel

    October 8, 2012

    This article relates the general concerns over online security specifically to travel systems. If you hack a private consumer’s login details, then maybe you get all their personal info and credit card details – bad enough. If you hack a login into a travel system, then maybe you get access to hundreds of peoples names, ...

  • Congratulations to 1time!

    September 26, 2012

    Congratulations to 1time on being recognised as Africa’s Leading Low Cost Airline again!

  • Why we think Linux is the Best Choice for Mission Critical Servers

    September 21, 2012

    We’ve just this week retired one of the servers from our office infrastructure. Having had great success using virtualisation in our customer hosting platform, we are now busy virtualising several office servers onto a similar VMWare environment……..

  • Why travel companies need a strategy for mobile now!

    September 13, 2012

    Over 20% of the web browsing of travel web sites takes place on mobile devices. This figure has apparently more than doubled over the last 12 months. Its a no-brainer that the successful players will be those that embrace the mobile platforms.

  • The impact of BYOD on Tour Operators

    May 28, 2012

    BYOD – bring your own device – the latest topic of discussion in mobile telecoms and digital/online security. How does this latest technology trend impact tour operators?

  • Why Travel companies should spend more on their IT systems

    May 18, 2012

    “There is hardly anything in the world that someone cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price alone are that person’s lawful prey. It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money — ...

  • Holiday Tours – the ‘cyber’ trailblazers

    April 17, 2012

    Holiday Tours is pushing forward with their plans to overhaul the wholesale model and become the first ‘cyber’ tour operator in the South African market.

  • Are you ready for the era of ‘big data’?

    March 22, 2012

    Are You Ready For The Era Of ‘Big Data’? I have just read two fascinating McKinsey Quarterly articles on this subject. The premise of the these articles is that “the amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so-called big data—will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of ...

  • Holiday Tours Launches Agent Online Leisure Hub

    February 1, 2012

    Holiday Tours Launches Agent Online Leisure Hub Holiday Tours, South Africa’s oldest outbound tour wholesaler has launched an agent online leisure hub using RWA’s Sell-It Suite.  Commenting on the launch, Iain Meaker, Executive Manager of Travel and Distribution says that “the group’s vision…was to build an online leisure holiday hub where agents can get prices, see availability, ...

  • AA Getaways Shortlisted For Award

    September 26, 2011

    The AA Getaways web site has been shortlised as a finalist for a Travolution Award.

  • 1time Wins World Travel Award

    September 23, 2011

    Congratulations to one of our clients, 1time for winning the award for Africa’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2011 at World Travel Awards.

  • The online travel market in South Africa

    August 10, 2011

    The adoption of online booking of both flight only and holiday packages. In this article, Mark Bradbury, joint CEO of Cardiff-based travel technology provider RWA, takes a look at online booking of dynamic packages in South Africa and at the changes he expects to take place over the next two to three years. “The flight + add-on ...

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