Tour operator Dertour has launched portal dedicated to travel agents on its website. The new area allows travel agents to book packaged holidays and short breaks to 11 European countries, with a a real-time ‘live chat’ function so agents can contact the tour operator’s sales team directly for help. In addition, the tour operator is planning a Christmas market fam trip and is keen to plan face-to-face agent training. “We are really excited about our new agents’ portal which enables agents to book our holidays with even more ease,” said Lawrence Peachey, head of sales at Dertour, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in the UK this year. “We’ve come a long way in 50 years and this latest development shows our continued commitment to the UK travel trade. We hope to get on the road and meet more of our agent partners as well to find out their training needs.” To get access to the portal, contact Dertour on 0207 290 1122 for a password.