Resources for Tour Operators, Trip Designers, and DMCs

Before creating tailor-made itinerary travel software, the Tourwriter founders began as travel specialists.

That’s why we’re continually building our resource kit with the latest industry news, customised itinerary software tools and best practice business guides specially designed to help you grow your travel agency, tour operator or DMC business.

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5 ways for Tour Operators to easily enhance the visibility of your website

Having a solid marketing strategy should be one of the cornerstones of your tour operator business, but let’s be honest...sometimes it all gets a bit overwhelming. Marketing is such a broad topic - it covers everything from your website and visibility online, all the way through to your pricing and colour palate...you’re probably sweating already just thinking about it all. Combined with all of the other things you have to manage day-to-day, there’s no surprises that marketing sometimes takes a back seat when things inevitably get busy.

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How to create powerful travel itineraries: Our tips and templates

There’s no secrets here...itineraries are sort of our thing. We live and breathe them every day, and have been developing software that makes it easier to create them for over 10 years. We’ve helped create thousands of itineraries, from the simplest single day trips, through to complex multi-destination tailor-made itineraries …. you could say we’ve learnt a thing or two along the way!

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Why using Excel may be harming your Tour Operator business

The Microsoft Office suite is currently used by over 1.2 billion people. It touches almost every industry in the world, and the travel industry is no exception. When things start to get busy, and you inevitably start to expand your operations is when using it for you back office processes can cause growing pains.

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Create quotes that sell more travel

Quotes allow a prospective buyer to see a breakdown of costs before they purchase your products or services - pretty simple, right? Perhaps not… At Tourwriter we’ve seen thousands of tour operator quotes: the good, the bad and the ugly! There is a big difference between a quote that just ‘does the job’ and one that sells more business, so we’ve put together what we’ve learnt over the years into this article so you too can create beautiful quotes that sell more!

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Understanding travel industry fragmentation

‘Fragmentation’ - Is it just another business buzzword... Or is it something that we in the travel industry should be paying attention to? At Tourwriter we wanted to explore this concept further to better understand what Fragmentation is, how it is affecting the travel industry, and provide you with some ways you can prepare your business for the industry's changing landscape.

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How much should you spend on your travel software?

We’ve put together the following guide to help get you through the foggy early stages of looking for tour operator software. From understanding what you’re investing in, through to calculating how much you should be spending, you’ll be an expert in no time!

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7 reasons why you should invest in travel software that has business reporting functionality

With the announcement that 4 brand new reports have been added to the Tourwriter suite of reports, we thought it was about time we talked about why we think reports rock!

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Best practice tips to get the most out of your CRM

It certainly is CRM season at Tourwriter! We’re hot off the back of our latest product update, where we added tonnes of new features designed to give Tour Operators more flexibility - all the tech excitement got us thinking, using Customer Relationship Management software in your Tour Operator business shouldn’t be this confusing!

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The 4 most important features you should look for in your CRM

Customer Relationship Management software or CRM - some would say it’s a necessary evil, others would say it’s the key to the strong bonds they’ve built with their customer base. Regardless of where you sit on the spectrum it’s something that all tour operators are (or should be) using.

3 reasons why your tour operator business should invest in customer reviews

Customer reviews – you’ve probably read them before, and you may even have written one or two yourself. When it comes to your business are you leveraging the potential hundreds or thousands of customers you look after every year?

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Does your tour operator company have a digital strategy?

This month we’ve been diving deep into the world of digital, and more specifically how an effective digital strategy can mean great things for tour operators and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) - it really is a brave new world! In case you missed it, check out Part 1 where we talk about all things mobile.

Does your tour operator company have a digital strategy?

Tour operators and DMC’s (Destination Management Companies) can provide a customer experience that traditional high street travel agents simply cannot match.

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