New agreement provides Liknoss’ partner network with access to over 55,000 experiences worldwide
Liknoss, a leading technology company in online bookings, has selected TUI Group, the world’s leading tourism group, as its global Tours & Activities partner. Through this new partnership, travel agencies and ferry companies that are part of the Liknoss partner network will now have access to more than 55,000 curated experiences in over 100 countries.
By working with TUI, Liknoss aims to create exceptional value for its partners in a very dynamic and competitive market. Complementing Liknoss’ ferry ticketing system, TUI’s technology platform will enable partners to add another revenue stream through offering clients a wide range of activities, such as sightseeing tours, art performances and gastronomy experiences. The new service includes a secure and easy booking process, instant confirmation, immediate digital delivery of tickets or vouchers, and customer support from TUI’s expert team 365 days a year.
"With the restart of tourism approaching, our agreement with TUI reflects Liknoss’ commitment to provide our partners with world class Travel services in the global online marketplace” stated Michael Mavropoulos, CEO of Liknoss Group. “TUI’s digital platform, curated and diverse portfolio of activities, will open up new growth opportunities for our partners. We are delighted to collaborate with TUI, the leading Tourism group, in offering unique travel experiences”
TUI is the first third-party provider to integrate with the Liknoss platform, representing a key step in Liknoss’ digital strategy to provide partners with high value-add technology products and the ability to offer customers unique experiences on one platform.
“We are excited to work with Liknoss, a business that is very much aligned with TUI in recognizing that digital solutions will enhance service and deliver value for customers in the travel sector,” added Nishank Gopalkrishnan, Chief Business Officer of TUI Musement, the Tours & Activities division of TUI Group. “This is another example of a travel technology company trusting our digital solutions and valuing the portfolio of experiences we offer – a true testament to the expertise and hard work of our team.”
A diverse selection of excursions, activities and tickets is available to Liknoss partners, ranging from historic walking tours of Athens and night visits to the Acropolis, to sunset cruises in Santorini and 4x4 safaris in Mykonos.
About Liknoss Group
LIKNOSS is a leading technology company in online bookings and electronic services of ticket reservation systems and services in tourism, travel, and culture industries. The company operates the most reliable Digital Interconnection Network of the Greek Ferry with the Tourism industry over the past 21 years and manages over 26 million ferry tickets annually with a global sales network and one of the most advanced global distribution systems (Global Distribution System) Liknoss was founded in 2000 under the name FORTHCRS. Since 2018, Liknoss is the Travel & Tourism Technology arm of the North Star Group. North Star Group is an independent, international group of companies active in the Shipping, Technology, Energy and Real Estate sectors, focusing on and investing in technological developments and innovation. Liknoss Group consists of CRS Liknoss SA, Liknoss Italy Srl and Liknoss Central Europe SA.
About TUI Musement
TUI Musement is a leading Tours & Activities business that combines a scalable digital platform with local service delivery in more than 140 countries worldwide. Available in all major holiday and city destinations to travellers around the world, including the 28 million annual TUI customers, there are currently more than 170,000 experiences, including excursions, activities, tickets and transfers. These are distributed through the Musement and TUI websites and apps, and B2B partners, including the world's leading OTAs, tour operators, cruise lines and travel companies. TUI Musement is one of the major growth areas of TUI Group.
About TUI Group
TUI Group is the world's leading tourism group and operates worldwide. The Group is headquartered in Germany. TUI's share is listed on the FTSE 250, the benchmark index of the London Stock Exchange, and on the Regulated Unofficial Market in Germany. The TUI Group offers integrated services from a single source for its 28 million customers, 21 million of them in the European national companies. The entire tourism value chain is covered under one roof. This includes over 400 hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU, TUI Blue and Robinson and 15 cruise ships, from the MS Europa and the MS Europa 2 in the luxury class and expedition ships to the Mein Schiff fleet of TUI Cruises and cruise ships at Marella Cruises in Great Britain. The Group also includes leading tour operator brands and online marketing platforms across Europe, five airlines with more than 100 modern medium and long-haul aircraft and over 1,000 travel agencies. In addition to expanding its core business with hotels, cruises via successful joint ventures and activities in holiday destinations, TUI is increasingly focusing on the expansion of digital platforms. The Group is transforming itself into a digital company. Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social action is at the core of our corporate culture. The TUI Care Foundation, initiated by TUI, focuses on the positive effects of tourism, on education and training and on strengthening environmental and social standards with projects in 25 countries. It thus supports holiday destinations in their development. The globally active TUI Care Foundation initiates projects that create new opportunities for the next generation.