annabel coveBookings are booming this October with a reported 5.7million Britons taking trips abroad this autumn. This has been attributed to the wet summer Great Britain has experiences and, of course the Olympics. From a survey by currency specialist Travelex the most popular destinations are in the Med including Egypt and Turkey.

 

Adding tickets is the perfect opportunity for travel agents to differentiate themselves from their competitors, increasing revenue and booking margin.

Pre-booking clients’ experiences and attraction tickets with companies such as ourselves  will also guarantee that their customers will get the most out of their holiday – they won’t need to worry about getting ripped off in resort, or missing out because the experience was fully booked.

Agents should also be safe in the knowledge that, should anything go wrong, we indemnify all travel agents, act as principal, and ensure all sales are covered by full public liability insurance.

The ones to watch
With the arrow pointing to the Med as the most popular holiday destination this autumn, now is the time for travel agents to make sure their clients don’t leave without their essential tickets. In Turkey, no trip is complete without experiencing the Turkish baths or a day out at Pamukkale; Egypt must do’s include the Pyramids & Sphinx of Giza and a hot-air balloon flight over the Valley of Kings; and no holiday to Greece is complete without a Knossos & Heraklion city tour or a boat trip to Lindos, the jewel in the island’s crown.

For travellers heading in other directions, we offer more than 2,000 other experiences, so there is something to suit every customer and their budget; from Champagne cruises along the Seine, to a VIP Graceland entourage tour, to helicopter flights across the Grand Canyon. Above all agents that use our full technical integration will have the most to gain:

When you are finalising a customer's holiday our integrated XML feed will prompt you and show the most popular experiences in that destination first and provide live availability. All agents will have to do is read the prompts and ask their customers which experiences they would like to book...

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