What’s kleesto all about?
Kleesto is the booking management tool helping OTAs and tour operators optimize their workflows, communications, distribution, and revenue management.
Hmm… Could you tell us a little bit more about it?
Kleesto is a next generation back-office system for travel companies helping them digitalize, automate, and optimize their business. The system covers the market’s needs in a holistic way.
Users can streamline a plethora of their company’s operations like distribution, communications, personnel and suppliers management, resources and equipment management, yield management, payments and expenses management, as well as advanced pricing management. Kleesto addresses OTAs, and resource-heavy tour operators (Private transfers, Boat charters, etc), helping them grow their revenue.
What problem/issue are you trying to solve?
kleesto focuses on companies working with transfers, tours, outdoor activities & experiences helping them optimize their operations. Their need is to keep up with the digital expansion of the tourism market and to provide their services on scale by connecting with fast-growing companies. Making their services accessible next to accommodation and transportation is a priority followed by a need for interconnectivity with new partners to create unique and appealing travel products. Market leaders like TripAdvisor, Booking & Airbnb are leaning towards experiences to serve the trending traveler needs. The main problem is that experience providers are not well-organized and find it difficult to scale up their business because their operations are neither streamlined nor time-efficient.
What’s the solution provided by kleesto?
Kleesto focuses on the market’s needs providing a platform tailor-made for tour & experience distribution and administration. Providing end-to-end web and mobile solutions for organizing, distributing and running in-destination travel services, we level up the game with a twist focusing on optimization of daily processes. We digitalize all business operations for managing equipment, resources, and personnel and allow our clients to directly connect with new distribution channels (OTAs, Hotels, other) and suppliers.
Additionally, we bring in cutting-edge technologies like dynamic pricing and yield management, expenses and accounting management, dynamic package generation, automated handling of schedules, resources, and availability based on traffic, seasonality and company performance.
Manolis was always curious about how things work; from Legos to scripts. Until 2018, he is co-founder of kleesto, responsible for the operations of the company focusing on customer success, customer growth. Additionally, he is responsible for the participation of kleesto in events, expos, and startup support structures alongside the relevant communications and operations.
George Sotirlis started his career as a Software Engineer by studying Computer Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Ioannina. Today, he is the acting CTO of kleesto, and he is responsible for leading the technical team and develop technical aspects of the company's strategy in order to be aligned with the business goals.