The State of Mobile Bookings for Tours and Activities 2018

by Taylor Odgers

Download and print the full report here.   Mobile use is on the rise. Today, mobile accounts for 51.2% of global internet usage. But for tour and activity providers, we believe the impact of mobile is even greater. By nature, travelers are on-the-go, which raises questions like: Do travelers book experiences online from the comforts…

Get More Mobile Bookings With Site Builder

by Taylor Odgers

We’ve been digging through some of our past data and made a crazy discovery. Last year, 53% of all Checkfront customer bookings were made on mobile phones. That’s more than half! There are two factors at play here. One— people are relying more on their phones to browse the web. And two, travelers don’t take…

Choosing a Booking System That’s Right For You

by Taylor Odgers

CHAPTER 5 Choosing a Booking System That’s Right for You There are many different online booking systems out there. And there’s no one size fits all solution. Ultimately, you’ll want the one that will work best for your business. Here are some things to consider. Support You’re adopting a completely new process for your business….

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…