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CruiseAppy and iprogress merge to create Liverpool-based tech and digital agency


Two Liverpool-based digital specialists have completed a merger to form Digital Travel Media Group (DTMG), which aims to change how travel companies use digital tech to engage with customers.

Travel retail app and web developer CruiseAppy, which launched less than two years ago, has joined forces with well-establised digital agency and design specialist iprogress to create DTMG, whose focus will be on travel and tourism – specialising in app and website development, e-learning, video streaming and channel management platforms.

The new travel tech and digital agency already works with more than 50 businesses worldwide, with clients including Cruise Britain, Ignite Travel Group, The Cruiseline, The Travel Village and Click&Go.

“Forming DTMG is a natural evolution of our plans,” said Peter Whittle (pictured, right), CEO and Co-founder of DTMG. “We have continued to drive growth and develop innovative new services throughout the challenging environment of the pandemic by broadening our product offering.

“The world of travel and tourism has changed irrevocably in the wake of Covid-19. By combining our expertise under one DTMG umbrella we are well placed to help the industry in tourism recovery and we have more innovation on its way.

“Recent data and analysis shows that contactless technology is strongly desired by customers, and travel apps, which also offer travel companies the opportunity to upsell, are clearly the way forward to benefit customer, company and destinations alike.”

Peter Aland (pictured, left), DTMG CTO and Co-founder, added: “It makes perfect sense for iprogress to join forces with CruiseAppy to form DTMG. We have seen a massive increase in demand for our digital services in the travel sector since working with CruiseAppy and now as part of DTMG have an ambitious roadmap of product innovation in the cruise, leisure travel and tourism sectors.

“We have always had a strong affinity with the sector working on many tourism projects over the years and now as part DTMG have a plans for global growth from our Liverpool offices.”

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