Explora and Banca Popolare di Sondrio have reached an agreement to support and favour the touristic sector and hospitality services in general, in view of Expo 2015 and beyond. The agreement of collaboration includes the management of bookings, through a booking engine, and of payments in a dedicated portal for hospitality and the touristic offer of the Expo 2015 destinations. These destinations at the moment are Milan, Lombardy, Piedmont, Parma and Bologna and are complete of an integrated offer of services able to satisfy the necessities of all the subjects involved.
For Josep Ejarque, General Director of Explora: "The agreement withe Banca Popolare di Sondrio represents, thanks to the Wonderfulexpo2015.info portal, that has the aim of promo-commercialisation and the facilitation of bookings, a further development in the direction of support and help to the tourist operators of Milan, Lombardy, apart from the other Expo Destinations 2015, so as to have visibility and the potential of offering tourists and trades one's own tourist services in view of Expo 2015. It is also a signal -concludes Ejarque - as to how technology helps - with simplicity, transparency and efficiency - that quality leap towards which Explora aims to better the Lombard tourist system and to make it an Italian Best Practice."
Banca Popolare di Sondrio, in collaboration with CartaSi, will be the official supplier for payment services on both platforms that make up the portal, the B2C, for final consumers, and B2B mainly for tour operators and agencies, both Italian and foreign, characterised by the possibility of creating personalised service packages. The portal's visitors are estimated to be 10 million, excluding specialised operators. The showcase, for those who choose to promote their services through this platform, is therefore very relevant.