Checkfront’s Headed to Adventure Elevate 2018

by Taylor Odgers

Checkfront’s excited to announce that we’re headed to Banff Alberta March 14-15 for the 2018 Adventure ELEVATE Conference. We can’t wait to spend some time in one of the most stunning places in Canada connecting with people in the adventure tourism industry. We’ll be sponsoring some fascinating workshops on Tuesday that cover topic from rural…

7 Ways to Design A Wicked Tour

by Taylor Odgers

Designing your tour is one of the best parts of starting a tour operator business. You get to let your creativity run wild to create a unique experience for your guests. But as Nicholas Wilson of Wicked Wine Tours knows, designing your tour isn’t just about planning a route and picking stops along the way—…

The Best Time Saving Tools for New Tour Businesses

by Taylor Odgers

The life of a new tour business owner is insane. You have a million things to do and can never seem to catch up. Most times you are too busy reacting to things that come up that you don’t have time to cross tasks off your list. You’re losing sleep and rarely make it home…

The Best Tools to Grow Your Online Presence Fast

by Taylor Odgers

You’ve just launched your tour business and want to grow your online presence fast. Or maybe you’ve been running your business for awhile but could use some help on the digital side. Today travelers turn to the internet for trip inspiration, planning, purchasing, and then to #humblebrag by posting pictures post-trip. So, no matter what…

3 Tweaks to Get More Mobile Bookings

by Taylor Odgers

Chances are you’re an expert in customer service. It’s how you connect with your guests, create memorable experiences, and maybe even earned your five-star rating. But if you had to rate your mobile booking experience could you say the same? Today the guest experience doesn’t begin when someone arrives on your property, but when they…

How Successful Tour Businesses Prepare for Peak Season

by Taylor Odgers

If you’re feeling the pains of the low season, you’re not alone. Seasonality is a big challenge for everyone in the tourism industry. As the temperature drops, profits and bookings follow. While you might be tempted to take the winter off— laying on a beach with a piña colada in your hand— successful operators understand…

Checkfront’s attending the 2018 ACCT Conference in Fort Worth

by Taylor Odgers

Checkfront is pleased to announce we’ll be attending the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) Conference for the 5th year in a row. This is the 28th annual event and will be hosted in Fort Worth, Texas. We can’t wait to get down there and reconnect with our friends in the challenge course, canopy/zipline tour…

Gift Certificates for Site Builder

by Taylor Odgers

If you’ve been using Site Builder these last few months, you’ve been reaping some serious benefits. Like, how you can create a stunning website with a few clicks. Seriously, there’s no coding required. You just pick a theme and import your inventory from your booking manager. An increase in your web visitors and online bookings,…

10 Relationships You Need to Make When Starting a Tour Operator Business

by Taylor Odgers

It’s no secret that starting your own tour business involves a ton of hard work and dedication. And while at the end of the day everything falls on your shoulders, you can never do it all alone. There are sure to be some areas you’ll need help. The truth is, starting a business is all…

The Tour Operator’s Holiday Wishlist

by Taylor Odgers

Are you still searching for the perfect gift for the tourism professional in your life? Feeling the pressure of Christmas approaching in umm 4 days. Well, don’t worry, because Azar and Paul try* to save the day with the Tour Operator’s Wishlist— your last ditch last-minute holiday gift guide.       The best part…