TravelTainment was one of the first travel companies to take the Microsoft Surface table seriously in 2009 when it committed to developing an interface for offline travel agents.
The idea for creating such a system was that it would add a new and exciting dimension to the research process within travel agencies, rather than sitting at a desk with a representative, flicking through the pages of a brochure or staring at a computer screen.
Six months on and Traveltainment has trialled a number of units across Germany.
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TravelTainment chief executive Andy Owen-Jones says valuable experience was gained from watching how real consumers and agents, not just the system's developers, interacted with the device in an agency shop.
The software allows the agent and customer to browse destinations on a map, select destinations and hotel properties, and view video and pictures.
Once a holiday is selected the customer books with the agent at a normal desk.
Owen-Jones says a different, upright device is also being developed and will be trialled in a number of travel agencies in the UK, France and Germany in the coming months.