This week The Travel Network Group (TTNG) is rolling out a new release of its Honeycomb IT platform to more than two thirds of its entire membership who are now using the system as an integral part of their independent travel businesses.

Out of a total membership of 910, 650 are now active users of the booking system and this new release – version 7.0 - will be the group’s latest upgrade to Honeycomb representing a significant investment to deliver free technology to members.

Gary Lewis, CEO of TTNG, said: “We developed Honeycomb eight years ago and today it is a market leading platform that gives members a technology solution – free of charge – allowing them to dynamically package under our ATOL license, whilst controlling their own sales margin. The new updated Honeycomb has seen 12 new business partner/low-cost airline feeds added to the system, major improvements to its functionality and the speed of the system has also been greatly enhanced."

Lisa Henning, the company's group membership services director, said: “Honeycomb has proved itself to be a robust and value-adding platform for members, but as with any technology of this size and scale, it needs to be continually adapted and invested in to ensure it remains relevant. This latest update incorporates many of the changes that members fed back to us that they would like to see changed or added and through a new relationship with Comtec, Members are now seeing a real difference in the performance of the platform.”

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