Voluntourism With Scott Maclennan of Mountain Volunteer

by Mariah MacWilliam

If you are in the Voluntourism Industry, you may not have thought of using an online system to automate your booking process and streamline the journey of prospective volunteers. In this article, I talk to the founder of Mountain Volunteer Scott Maclennan about his experience owning and operating a Non-profit, and how he uses Checkfront…

9 Tips to Increase Your Online Bookings

by Mariah MacWilliam

If your business is not gaining traction on the web, or you’re new to building an online presence, here are 9 easy steps to begin globalizing your reach.  Being an employee at Checkfront means getting to work with a variety of impressive tours, accommodations, and other business ventures that people use our product for. Too often,…

Introducing: Stand-Alone Package Items

by Mariah MacWilliam

Up until now, package add-ons have automatically adopted the settings of whichever parent item they were attached to. If somebody had booked a bike tour for three people and wanted to attach just one helmet, they would have no choice but to book three helmets, unless you booked each spot separately. The addition of stand-alone package items…

4 Ways Tour & Activity Companies Are Using Pokémon Go to Increase Business

by Mariah MacWilliam

The scope of Pokémon Go is almost incomprehensible; after just over a month since its release, it has double the engagement of Snapchat and it is closing in on Twitter’s percentage of daily active users. The ‘Go’ aspect of this new craze has all of us here at Checkfront jumping on the bandwagon, being that it is…

How Small Tour Companies Elevate Vacations

by Mariah MacWilliam

Whistler has captured the attention of travelers from all over the world, and we spoke to Keenan Moses, owner of Whistler Eco Tours to get an idea of how smaller businesses have contributed to that recognition. Modern travelers are hoping to have individualized experiences and to discover destinations untouched by many others. Another emerging theme of modern travel is…

Homegrown Trailers for Environmentally Conscious Travelling

by Mariah MacWilliam

Homegrown Trailers is dedicated to minimizing the environmental impact of the service they provide, which has recently become more accessible through their new rental program. Each of their trailers is hand crafted with class and style at the forefront of their design, using exclusively renewable materials. With consumer interests shifting in an Earth conscious direction, sustainability is…