Tourism Success Q&A: Can I cut out the middleman?

Published by Nicole Kow on Jan 3, 2018 | 2 minute read

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Hey there Nicole,

I am a small business and a tour operator in Jamaica, providing transport for visitors to my country.

I notice that in my country, larger companies that provide similar services as I do get lots of bookings, even more than they are able to manage. They would then sub-contract bookings to people like myself in order to satisfy their clients and they will take as much as 50% for doing so little. Is this a common practice in other countries? Also, is there any solution for me to cut out the middleman?

Hope I was clear,

Lamur.

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The role of tour and activity operators in sustainable travel

Published by Nicole Kow on Dec 22, 2017 | 5 minute read

For so many years, sustainability meant conservation of trees and the sea and the coral reefs - which are all important issues and deserve attention. However, it left out the local communities from the conversation which led to protests which then led to “overtourism” finally taking center stage.

 

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How to set up a blog with your TrekkSoft website

Published by Nicole Kow on Dec 13, 2017 | 2 minute read

After wrapping up the recent webinar I ran about writing content that converts, it occurred to me that we didn't actually tell you how to set up a blog with your TrekkSoft website.

So without further ado, here's how you do it.

 

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9 travel trends that will drive the tourism industry in 2018

Published by Nicole Kow on Dec 8, 2017 | 9 minute read

The travel industry has got their work cut out for them as we head into 2018.

With the continued growth of travel and evolving travel preferences set against the backdrop global safety concerns and the over-tourism crisis, destination companies, tour operators and activity providers will be faced with higher expectations from more sophisticated travelers.

Here's our breakdown of 2018's travel trends and how the industry can get ready for a whirlwind year.

 

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Travel booking trends: what's changing for 2018?

Published by Lucy Fuggle on Nov 20, 2017 | 4 minute read

By understanding the coming year’s booking trends, travel professionals can make strategic choices to double down on strengths and pivot towards rising markets and booking channels to make 2018 a real success. 

Following the success we’ve had with our Travel Statistics Report, we’ve published our newest edition with an even more in-depth look at the year ahead. You can get your copy now:

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4 lessons from WTM London 2017 and what it means for tours and activities

Published by Nicole Kow on Nov 15, 2017 | 5 minute read

From overtourism to dinnertime conversation about diversity in the travel sector, our team got together to compare notes from WTM London 2017. 

Now that we're recovered from WTM London, here are some key takeaways from the conference and how tour and activity operators can adapt these lessons to their businesses. 

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Viator vs Get Your Guide - Which online travel agent is best for your business?

Published by Nicole Kow on Nov 1, 2017 | 7 minute read

Online travel agents (OTAs) act as online marketplaces where tour and activity suppliers from all over the world can list their services. OTAs then spend a lot of time and money aggregating services from all over the world and marketing their inventory to a global customer base.

The two main players in the industry are Viator and Get Your Guide. While OTAs have been growing slowly over the past few years, they still lag behind their counterparts in hospitality sector like booking.com.

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5 things we're looking forward to at WTM London 2017

Published by Nicole Kow on Oct 24, 2017 | 2 minute read

With WTM London just around the corner, our team has been working hard to get prepped and ready for one of the travel industry's largest conference. Apart from meeting our customers and fellow industry professionals from all over the globe, we're also looking forward to hearing industry leaders share their thoughts about and predictions for the future of travel.

Here are a few things we're really looking forward to.

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An in-depth comparison between TrekkSoft and Rezdy

Published by Nicole Kow on Oct 17, 2017 | 4 minute read

Founded in 2011, Rezdy is a booking software for suppliers (tour operators, activity providers, rental companies) and agents (travel agents, resellers, OTAs). Based in Australia, the company was co-founded by CEO Simon Lenoir and CTO Hugo Sterin. Early this year, the company secured $1.8 million in funding to expand their operations into America.

Rezdy offers a fuss-free booking system with a comprehensive set of features for companies of all sizes, and pricing plans to match. They offer similar features to TrekkSoft, but lack advanced features like Business Intelligence that larger companies can benefit greatly from.

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6 Key opportunities to look for during your next trade show visit

Published by Sara Napier Burkhard on Oct 16, 2017 | 5 minute read

The summer months are behind us and we're coming into one of our favorite times of the year – trade show season. From TTG to ITB, we're gearing up for the events that bring the whole world of travel together under one roof.

Trade shows are multifaceted because they allow you a chance to hear from leading experts, meet with potential partners, and even provide awareness about your business. With WTM London coming up, we look forward to figuring out how to make the most of the opportunities these events offer. 

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