2021 has very possibly been the so-called year of tourism recovery. However, the new COVID variants, as well as some government policies, have put the brakes on the sector’s definitive take-off. There have been ups and downs during the whole year, with significant differences in performance between continents. Asia and China in particular, still require quarantines, so the markets are almost entirely closed.
Even so, the spirit of collaboration between the different companies, organizations, and industry leaders worldwide has been exemplary, even in the most challenging moments of the pandemic. This resilient attitude was more than palpable in our participation in the Tourism Innovation Summit in Seville. One of the industry’s leading research firms, Arival, delighted us with outstanding sessions and multiple opportunities to connect with our industry colleagues.
Despite this scenario of uncertainty, 2021 has been the year in which Globick has definitely taken off. We have signed several strategic agreements with leading suppliers of activities, resellers, and other players in the tourism industry that have allowed us to expand our product portfolio and distribution capabilities worldwide. In this regard, in September 2021, we announced an agreement with NTT Data to launch Globick’s distribution platform. Moreover, just a few weeks ago, we announced a strategic alliance with the leader in technology solutions for the travel industry, Juniper.
We also signed new resellers in 5 different markets. Our pipeline for travel companies integrating our APIs is a good sign for future sales.
In the field of sports and with stadiums open again, we have renewed our contract with Futbol Club Barcelona, started the Premier League sales, and expanded to other major worldwide events.
Looking ahead to 2022, we feel more prepared than ever to strengthen our position in the sector by focusing our efforts on closing more deals, attracting new clients, and doubling our investment.
New supplier integrations, improved APIs, and new versions of our recommendation engine will follow.
COVID will continue to be present in our life and our industry, but this won’t make us lose energy pursuing our goals. Travel is one of the biggest industries worldwide. The desire to explore is embedded into the human brain, and that will never change.
A final word to our team. You have been outstanding during the whole year, both in Barcelona and Hong Kong offices. Your passion and dedication have been the key to making this challenging 2021 a successful one.
Take your deserved holidays with pride and come prepared for 2022.
Merry Christmas and happy 2022 to everyone!
- The agreement will enable the B2B platform to expand its distribution capabilities worldwide by accessing Juniper and Cangooroo’s 400+ customers.
- For its part, Juniper will have access to a portfolio of more than 35,000 activities, tours and attractions products in more than 1,300 destinations through Globick connectivity and Globick catalog solutions at preferential terms.
Barcelona/Palma de Mallorca, 30th November, 2021. Globick, a B2B platform designed to connect the travel industry with an extensive portfolio of tickets, tours and activities in more than 1,300 destinations, has announced today a strategic alliance with Juniper, a leader in technology solutions for the travel industry.
This new agreement will allow Globick to increase its capacity to distribute activities in the more than 50 countries where Juniper is present, particularly in Spain, the United States, Colombia and Brazil. In addition, the B2B platform will have direct access to more than 400 customers of the Juniper Booking Engine and Cangooroo Booking Engine brands, which include, among others, Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), wholesalers, DMCs and bed banks.
Juniper will gain access – with preferential conditions – to Globick’s portfolio of destination activity products, consisting of more than 35,000 tickets, tours and activities in more than 1,300 destinations worldwide through two solutions:
- Globick CONNECTIVITY: provider of API connectivity to an extensive catalog of more than 35,000 products in more than 1,300 destinations worldwide, allowing to maintain agreements and direct rates with each provider. Juniper becomes the first customer to integrate the latest version of the API, which enables better response times and new services.
- Globick CATALOG: solution where, via API or using the agency portal, all products in Globick’s portfolio can be acquired as a wholesaler through a single contract and a single integration.
Xavier Boixeda, CEO of Globick comments: “We are very pleased to be able to join forces with a strategic partner in the sale of technology and digital services focused exclusively on the travel industry as Juniper. This alliance will allow us to continue advancing our mission of unlocking the vast supply of tickets, tours and activities that exist in traditional sales channels by maximizing their distribution through the online channel.
It will also allow us to expand our distribution capacity around the world and increase sales for our activity providers.”
Juan Mateos, General Manager of Juniper, comments: “We are very proud of this agreement with Globick thanks to which our customers will be able to increase their portfolio with more than 35,000 activity products in more than 1,300 destinations worldwide.”
Globick is a B2B platform designed to connect the travel industry with an extensive portfolio of over 35,000 attractions, tours and activities products in over 1,300 destinations worldwide.
Founded in 2017 by an experienced ticketing and travel team and on a mission to digitize and transform the destination activity distribution industry. Globick is a platform that connects operators with distributors in a seamless, agile and simple way.
Juniper is the leading global technology company providing best-in-class online solutions for travel industry companies (OTAs, DMCs, BedBanks and Wholesalers).
It provides booking engines (Juniper and Cangooroo Booking Engines) that are flexible, modular and adaptable to the needs of each business.
With more than 360 XML integrations with external travel product providers, Juniper has the most extensive connectivity portfolio. More than 350 customers in over 50 countries already rely on Juniper.
Since 2003, Juniper has offered our customers a permanent commitment to quality and service, meeting their needs in a constantly changing and evolving market.
We are a team of more than 280 experienced professionals in Internet, technology and tourism. Find us at our headquarters in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Miami (USA), Cali (Colombia), São Paulo (Brazil) and Dubai (UAE).
Juniper is part of Constellation Software Inc. (TSE:CSU).