Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Adventure Engine Pricing Change

Why are prices changing ? Because we can offer you more than ever before..

Why are we changing fees July 1st? Our top 4 reasons.

1.So we can guarantee companies will recognize a return on investment within the first months of using Adventure Engine.
2.To ensure that the transition to Adventure Engine will continue to be painless with our unlimited customer and technical support.
3.Clients have told us they want a pricing structure that allows them to budget for their office system and distribution monthly.
4. We can continue to maintain a cutting edge system, transfer funds automatically, absorb credit card fee changes for our subscribers, continue to provide free monthly upgrades to our subscribers at no additional costs.
And so you can keep saving more and more with Adventure Engine...and Adventure Engine can guarantee we will keep adding to your benefits every month.

What's changing?
Our base fee will be increasing.
A quarterly fee will be negotiated by company based on your current volumes and paid automatically to Adventure Engine.
So Yes - You will save money by initiating discussion in June about using Adventure Engine.
In fact up to $1500 if you need the agent and inventory package.
So contact us now if you are ready to get started or want to plan for your ideal implementation season. ** prices are customized by operation volumes and requirements.

Who will be effected?
If you are already actively using Adventure Engine or in talks to subscribe your prices won't change. If you are not currently in discussions with AE staff - you MUST have active trips loaded and be using Adventure Engine to be considered for a price freeze. Not sure - call us now.
(Hint: if you haven't logged into Adventureengine in the last month you should call !)

What should you do?
Ensure you take advantage of the best Adventure and Experiential tourism technology catered to your company.
We can work with any size and type of company that has decided they want to grow, improve their administrative process and re invest their saved time and money into their company and/or profits!

Call us for a free consultation and demo based on your business model.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Adventure on the Rise -

Google founder to become space tourist
Thursday, June 12 2008 @ 12:49 PM GMT Email Story Print Story
One of the cofounders of search engine Google, Sergey Brin, has booked a flight to space aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket for 2011.Virginia-based Space Adventures, which arranges space flights for ultrawealthy clients, plans to buy a private Soyuz flight in 2011, and 34-year-old Brin is a new investor in the company.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

New web based reservation system release changes the world of Adventure and Experiential Travel.

Adventure Engine announces the first web based reservation and distribution system for tourism operators that provides not only for basic reservations but also has the capacity for managing return trips, multi day packages and real time inventory booking.
The system auto updates after every sale saving tour company owners from many adventure based headaches. The program ensures multiple office staff, agents and the company website are up to date on each trip by the second. No more worries of double booking or time consuming calls and emails to staff to relay trip or inventory availability or guest information updates.

For many adventure tour companies the complexity of their tours has kept them from enjoying the administrative savings and improved customer service of real time trip management. Airlines, hotels and cruise lines save huge overheads by allowing staff, agents and in many cases guests to review and/or book their products online in real time.
Until today two main things kept complex adventure tour operators from adopting real time reservation systems and online sales.
1) No reservation system provided for the high range of variables making up each tour.
2) High levels of customer contact required and the need to talk to guests during the sale.

Adventure Engine has solutions for both If you don’t know tourism like Adventure Engine you may ask what’s the big deal?
Well some tourism companies have trips that share pieces of inventory like accommodations or vehicles (helicopters, cruise ships etc) that limit trip availability.This means often they have trips that need to change availability if a shared piece of inventory like a lodge room, is full. Many organizations also offer multiple options for return trips, multi day bookings, adding rentals or program options. In addition; they often also need to manage of all of this as trips are being sold by staff in different offices, by agents and on their website simultaneously. Adventure Engine can automate the administration of all of this.

Still don’t think it can be complicated to run a tour?
Well here is an example:
You need to manage a lodge for 20 plus 3 vehicles for transporting guests, 25 items of rental gear (each with their own subset of descriptions such as sizes, cost, type and quantity). The company sells 3,5,7 day tours all using the all this same inventory. The Adventure Engine system can handle it. If a group booking sells out Dec 25-28th with a 3 day booking the 5 and 7 day overlapping these dates will no longer be available for sale by other office staff, agents or on the website. (unless a manager overrides)

Adventure Engine can also offer ability to program an “origin trip” and options for “return trips” all dynamically in different currencies. So if you thought running a tourism company was simple – it isn’t. But new technology can make it a whole lot easier by removing all the manual work to keep up on who’s sold what, updating availability for all staff and the website after each sale. Not to mention gathering all the client information during registration, bank payments, sending auto receipts/ balance owing reminders, providing reporting and other functions.

The system allows operators complete control over their trips with features like pricing over different dates, at a glance availability calendars for staff and assigning inventory to just certain days of a trip. There are just too many features to list but visiting the Adventure Engine website will give a good overview of just how new technology can help out with many office functions. www.adventureengine.com/features.php

So for those tour operators who are not sure if the technology is ready for them yet - Adventure Engine challenges them to a demo. Intrigued ? Meet with an Adventure Engine sales representative for a private online demo and judge how the system can be catered to any business model. Adventure Engine knows there are about as many business models as there are tourism operators – and specializes in making the transition to new technology easy.

To benefit from savings of up to 60% in administrative time, it’s a good time to check out whether technology is up to your Adventure!
Visit Adventure Engine and find out.
Call 1 800 993 6648 or email info@adventureengine.com
To see features of Adventure Engine http://www.adventureengine.com/features.php
To see a video of new multi day and return trip options work visit www.adventureengine.com/movies.php