18 October 2013 - The 8th Bus and Coach Forum provided an excellent opportunity to dialogue on the current situation, market potential and future opportunities for European group tourism by coach. The Forum showcased eCalypso - a new online solution that can help coach operators discover new business opportunities.
eCalypso aims to stimulate holiday departures, especially in low seasons, between different European countries, for:
- families facing difficulties
- people with disabilities
The platform offers a wealth of references on social tourism in Europe, including publications, best practices, news, and background information on the Calypso initiative.
Speaking on the numerous benefits, Dani Silva, Manager of the eCalypso platform, highlighted, “eCalypso aims at bringing the offer and demand within social tourism into one global online location, allowing for quick and simple transactions between the two. Through eCalypso, a coach service provider can strike accords with hotels, restaurants and other tourism professionals in order to construct a full package offer, which can then be placed onto the reservation area of the platform and bought directly by customers.”
Find out more about the eCalypso online platform