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4 Clever Ways Tour Operators Can Make Their Job Easier

October 23, 2017 | By | No Comments

Tour operators have a challenging job as there are many factors they need to consider. If you are in the tour business you probably do it because you love it and you have a passion for providing guests with great experiences. How can you maximize your performance and streamline your job so that you can improve your profits for the long term? How can you optimize your efforts in order to do more for your guests?
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3 Trends Driving Tourism In 2017

October 16, 2017 | By | No Comments

Travel and tourism’s contribution to GDP grew by 3.1% last year. It’s evidence that the travel industry is booming year on year. And, that’s all thanks to the online shift made possible through online tour booking software, holiday management systems and best designed travel websites offering enhancing tour booking experiences to customers.  In the face of such growth, we researched and discovered 3 major trends that are driving the travel industry in 2017.
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5 Hacks to Boost Your Tour Website Performance

October 13, 2017 | By | No Comments

Are you feeling the heat of competition? Is your tour website losing critical leads to competing websites? Are you looking for ways to make your tour website design more effective? If you have been wondering about all this, we have 5 proven hacks to put your mind at ease and turn your tour website into one of the best travel sites for improved performance:
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How To Use Photos To Sell Tours Online Like Hot Cakes

October 10, 2017 | By | One Comment

Your tour photos will make or break your conversions. It’s the difference between a visitor booking a trip or leaving your site never to return.

As per Tourism Marketing, website visitors will spend 10X more time on AirBnB listings with professional photos versus amateur photos (20 seconds vs. 2 seconds). Clearly, quality photos can make all the difference to your online sales.

So, let’s walk you through how to use photos to sell your tours online like hot cakes. We’ll look at:

  • The 3 Characteristics of Compelling Photos
  • Four Ideas for Authentic Photos that Don’t look like Fake Stock Images
  • Adding Photos to Your Tour Website Without SEO Mistakes

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Better way to communicate tour prices

December 5, 2016 | By | No Comments

We’ve added the ability to label your advertised prices! Previously, the advertised price of a tour gave no indication if it was the starting cost, per day, per head, or anything else. Now you can place a custom label before or after the price.

This new feature lets you position your tour pricing more effectively.

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You can set pice labels on the Prices & Rates page in the back office:

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Better way to communicate your tour’s duration

November 28, 2016 | By | No Comments

When you’re displaying the duration of a tour, it might be cumbersome to tell your customers the tour’s duration down till the last hour and minute. Whilst it might be technically true that a tour lasts 9 days and 3 hours- say the tour starts at 9am on the first day and ends at 12 noon on the tenth day – it’s more convenient for both you and the customer to say that the tour lasts “9 nights, 10 days” instead. Here’s how this will look on your website:duration_ad_1
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