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Useful advice from our experts who used to work in travel agencies and tour operator companies.

iTravel Software integration with Tourico Holidays!

Posted by on July 17, 2015 in IT & Integrations, Management & Strategy, Tips, Travel software | 9 comments

iTravel Software integration with Tourico Holidays!

iTravel Software has been integrated with Tourico Holidays! This means that you can use the integration to book directly from the back office and see all products coming from Tourico with only a few clicks. Not only does this integration allow iTravel’s customers to book large hotel chains from the back office but it also allows them to publish items from Tourico’s database on their own websites by using API.   About Tourico Holidays For 21 years, Tourico Holidays has been a growing global travel brokerage company, directly contracting with travel providers (hotel chains, cruise...

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Why you should have a responsive travel website

Posted by on June 18, 2015 in IT & Integrations, Management & Strategy, Marketing & Sales, Tips | 0 comments

Why you should have a responsive travel website

Everyone, including us, is saying that a travel website (portal) has to be responsive. But what does responsive design mean? Responsive design means that a website responds to the device or screen that it’s being viewed on. The site adapts to better accommodate whichever of the screens (PC/laptop, tablet, smartphone or Internet TV) the travel shopper is using, so that the site appears as if it were customized for that specific screen. There is a constant growth in tablet and smartphone usage, meaning tourists book their trips and find information not only on PC, but also on their mobile...

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The hottest platform of 2015 for travel business!

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Marketing & Sales, Tips, Travel software | 0 comments

The hottest platform of 2015 for travel business!

I am sure you have all heard of Instagram. For people that do not know – Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun platform to share photos and videos. It is the fastest growing social network in the world, enough said. BUT, there is one tiny problem that I have with Instagram – the more I use it, the more I LOVE it! It is so contagious and for most young people, it is a daily routine as well. So, if you are targetting young people, Instagram is a MUST. Writing this article and searching through Instagram, I was trying to find travel companies that have an Instagram account, and,...

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Use coupon codes for your travel business to increase sales

Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Management & Strategy, Marketing & Sales, Tips | 0 comments

Use coupon codes for your travel business to increase sales

  Coupons are one of the most popular marketing and advertising strategies used by travel companies to gain more profit, either by attracting new customers or by selling more frequently to existing ones. There are several ways to distribute the coupons, including direct mail, in-store or central location, print media, and through retailer advertising. Because of its targeted distribution, coupons sent by direct mail offer higher redemption rates than coupons distributed by print media.   Why are coupon codes great? 1. Engaging customers with coupon codes Attracting customers with...

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Boost your online booking sales with travel product reviews

Posted by on October 13, 2014 in IT & Integrations, Marketing & Sales, Tips | 2 comments

Boost your online booking sales with travel product reviews

  As a tour operator or a travel agency, you probably spend a significant amount of time and money on advertising. As well you should, because you can’t grow your business and increase your revenue without well-thought-out advertising strategy. Advertising has always been important, but never more so than today. In fact, the advertising industry has transformed in recent years under the influence of social media, putting more emphasis on customer engagement and building trust among consumers than ever before. The focus has shifted from merely building a brand image to building brand...

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Tour operator system vs. Excel

Posted by on October 4, 2014 in Management & Strategy, Tips, Travel software | 3 comments

Tour operator system vs. Excel

In the time of tecnological developments, there are still companies that have over 100 employees and are managing everything manually, writing on papers or on walls (yes, walls). As a software consultant, I often hear travel companies say “We can do it faster in Excel” or “Excel is really fitting our needs”. But what about the back office part, online booking part, GDS integrations part – this isn’t a future-space- shuttle-thing, it’s  a must or someone else will take your place maybe even tomorrow. Here are reasons why Excel cannot compare to tour...

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