PEAK 15 Systems, a BizSpark One startup, provides tour operators with the software they need to build you the trip of a lifetime. Anyone can go online to quickly purchase airline tickets or find a cheap hotel room, but when it comes to planning a truly unique travel experience, most people need the help of a travel professional. That's where specialty tour operators come into play: They design specific types of trips or specialize in certain destinations, from Napa Valley food and wine adventures to luxury biking trips across Europe.
PEAK 15 Systems, which builds software for tour operators, is the computing brain that helps to pull all the details together.
Today, the company provides more than 35 tour operators, outfitters and travel suppliers with integrated trip planning, marketing, reservations, operations and accounting automation as an easy-to-use and affordable online service. Carlsbad, Calif.-based PEAK 15 Systems is also a founding member of the OpenTravel Alliance Tour Operator Project Team, which develops technical standards to allow businesses to participate in a global online travel ecosystem.
Tour operators find that the software successfully cuts through the detail work. For years, operators had to exert a lot of time researching and tracking all the minutiae that go into planning adventures. PEAK 15 Systems reduces much of that workload by helping users organize their business and streamline operations. A Web-based component integrated with familiar Microsoft products such as Outlook and Word makes the software even easier for clients to use.