Checkfront’s Tech Stack

by Grant Jurgeneit

Recently, I wrote a series of posts about the Tour Operator’s Essential Tech Stack. We went over marketing and sales technology, payment and point of sale technology, and decision support technology. But I also alluded to how there is an application programming interface (API) that sits on top of the entire tech stack. If you’re…

Tour Operator Decision Support Technology

by Grant Jurgeneit

If you’ve been keeping up with the posts in tour operator software: the essential tech stack, you’ve been following my wife and me on a hypothetical weekend getaway to Whistler. We took a look at how marketing and sales technology helped us discover Whistler Eco Tours and Whistler Ebikes. Then we saw how payment and…

Tour Operator Payment and Point of Sale Technology

by Grant Jurgeneit

Today we’re going to take a look at how payment and point of sale technology fit into the essential tech stack of tour operator software. In my last post, we took a look at how marketing and sales technology can create a seamless discovery experience. Let’s continue where I left off— Laurel’s on the Whistler Ebike…

Tour Operator Marketing and Sales Technology

by Grant Jurgeneit

This past summer my wife and I were on our way to Whistler trying to decide how we should fill our time. We were already planning on kayaking Green Lake. Keenan from Whistler Eco Tours (WET) had emailed us a promo code for their end of the summer deal the week before. But we still had…

Tour Operator Software: The Essential Tech Stack

by Grant Jurgeneit

The landscape of software available to tour operators is continually evolving. There are three general areas you can invest in— marketing and sales, payments and point of sale, and decision support. Within each of these systems, you have reporting and analytics. They help you make sense of your day to day operations and find trends over…

When There’s No Time to Waste Parking at the Airport

by Grant Jurgeneit

For many of us, airport parking can be stressful. Does the lot provide a shuttle, and will it leave in time for you to make your flight? Which lots are full, and which ones have availability? How much will it cost, and will you have the right amount cash? ExpressPark, based out of Philadelphia, answers…

Urban Pirates Set a Course for Success

by Grant Jurgeneit

Customer Spotlight: Urban Pirates Baltimore’s #1 Trip Advisor Activity Company Boosts Bookings by 40%. When you’re growing your tour business, efficiency is essential in maximizing profit and expanding your market. The difference between managing a labour-intensive booking model and automating your bookings is significant. Urban Pirates have found their buried treasure in automating and mobilizing…

High Tech Multi Property Management On The Remote Coast

by Grant Jurgeneit

Customer Spotlight: StayTofino Multiple properties and multiple booking calendars? Managing bookings for your vacation rental properties doesn’t have to be cumbersome, especially when you’re always on the go. Just ask Jason Watts, owner/operator of StayTofino. Jason uses Checkfront with iCal to manage booking calendars for StayTofino’s seven properties so that even when he’s out in…

Customer Spotlight: the Pointhouse at Sargent Bay

by Grant Jurgeneit

Do you capitalize on a potential customer’s website visit by turning their clicks into bookings, regardless of whether they used their smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac to find you? Does your mobile booking experience reflect the great service your business provides on a daily basis? Responsive Website Design and Booking System It’s no secret: More…

Checkfront and Contemporary Website Design

by Grant Jurgeneit

Web design has undergone a rapid transformation in the last few years, ever since the introduction of smart phones and tablet devices like the iPad. People can now access your website from wherever they happen to be, on whichever device they choose to use. And that in turn means that your website needs to be…