Due to be released in the second quarter of 2017, the Phocuswright Special Project "Global Travel Activities 2014-2020: Tours & Attractions Come of Age" dives into the issues and trends transforming tours and activities. As sponsors of the project, TrekkSoft has had a first glimpse at the findings. Phocuswright research is always top-quality, and with this report they deliver yet another catalyst for a major industry shift.
From the very beginning, TrekkSoft has been about adventure – and we've stuck to our roots. As the team has grown to over seventy people, mostly based in our HQ in Interlaken, Switzerland - we've kept hiring adventurous types who climb, ski, hike, bike, or swim on any given weekend.
Renting your own properties or reselling bed nights is a great way to expand your business and give your customers an all-in-one package at your destination. Whether you've been doing this for a while or if you've just started out, TrekkSoft's Accommodation feature can help you streamline your bookings and reduce admin.
Since the release of our new accommodation feature in October, we've found that our customers are benefiting from it in interesting ways. It has given them the opportunity to forge new relationships with local accommodation providers and offer a more extensive and wholesome experience to their customrs.
Here are 7 ways you can benefit from TrekkSoft's Accommodation feature.
For many tour and activity operators, tax can cause a few complications. You might require different VAT rates for different components of an activity, for instance, such as when detailing the net amount, variable VAT rates, and gross amount on a receipt.
If your activity consists of a kayak trip with a guide, lunch and transportation, and they are all taxed differently, with TrekkSoft you will be able to determine what portion of the total activity price a certain tax will be. This is made possible with our new Extended Tax Feature.
We've partnered with Bókun, the leading tourism sales platform based in Iceland. Combined, TrekkSoft and Bókun will offer a B2B marketplace with over 30,000 bookable products.
The TrekkSoft-Bókun B2B marketplace will be the biggest inventory list in Europe, eglobal resellers to “have Europe covered” in terms of inventory. The existing 2000+ combined clients using Bókun and TrekkSoft will also be able to resell each other’s products via the joint marketplace.
TrekkSoft sent a team of 13 to London this year to meet, learn from and grow with people from all over the world. World Travel Market is the place to connect with and build up a diverse, innovative network of experts in the tourism industry. We found ourselves meeting with longtime customers, brand new companies and tastemakers; but above all, we spent the week among friends.
The World Travel Market in London is known for offering a wealth of resources. One of our favorite conferences, the insights to be gained from this event can help set businesses on the right track. It serves as a hub for tour and activity companies from around the world to meet, connect, and grow together.
There are several good reasons to sell packages on your website. You might want to upsell a guest, simplify their trip planning by combining activities that are frequently booked together, or offer a more comprehensive experience in your destination.
Night sledding, fondue in a Swiss cabin, plus transportation back to the hotel? Yes please.
Here at TrekkSoft, we work with many tour and activity companies who also offer accommodation. For instance, surf camps, diving centres, and multi-day tours.
As we've gotten to know these customers, there's something we keep hearing: juggling activities and accommodation isn't always easy. Especially if you want your complete live inventory to be bookable online.
What our customers need is a one-stop-shop: a way to sell their activities and accommodation in one place.
Enter your new secret weapon -- the TrekkSoft Accommodation Feature!
It's out! We've worked hard on this research to bring you the most relevant and up-to-date distribution strategies used by tour and activity companies from all over the world.
The report is jam-packed with data-driven insights and practical advice to help you put our findings to good use. We want to help you grow your business and see real results, and we're confident the report delivers!
So what did we find?