Friday, July 25, 2008

Arctic Tropic adds online sales to their website with Adventure Engine partnership.

Capitalizing on the trend of over 90% of travelers researching and over 55% buying their leisure travel online, Arctic Tropic is adding a “Buy Online” option to their consumer site as a value add for their subscribers. This feature will allow shoppers to view trip availability and make a purchase directly from the Arctic Tropic website.
Adventure Engine is supporting this functionality with its trip distribution system and by offering their platform to Arctic Tropic subscribers.

“We are very excited about the opportunity for Arctic Tropic subscribers to begin actively selling from the website.” commented Amber Hayes CEO of Adventure Engine.
“Adventure Engine allows any type of tour operator to load their trips to the Adventure Engine system and begin selling direct from their own website and the Arctic Tropic site. This is a great opportunity to start converting the shoppers on Arctic Tropic to buyers! We see our tour suppliers saving up to 60% per reservation by automating online reservations so this is a great upgrade for suppliers who currently don’t have this functionality.”

Tourism operators using Adventure Engine have also had their loaded to Arctic Tropic increasing their distribution scope.

To see an example of the Arctic Tropic online system in action with one of these suppliers click here
We hope that this opportunity for sales conversion is embraced by the current marketing program subscribers to Arctic Tropic.
To provide more informationAdventure Engine will be holding an online seminar to review the program open to all Arctic Tropic and Adventure Engine subscribers.
It will include program benefits, fees and requirements as well as live case studies. Industry tips like key trip description content to support online sales conversion will also be reviewed in the session.

To join the online session August 7th, 1 pm PST click here https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/805413563For private consultation contact Amber Hayes of Adventure Engine at amber@adventureengine.com or call 1 800 993 6648.


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Arctic Tropic:
ArcticTropic links to adventure travel destinations from Pole to Pole - From the Greenwich Meridian to the International Date Line.ArcticTropic is a site for serious adventure travelers - not the casual tourist.ArcticTropic is not the place to find an “All You Can Eat “ Caribbean cruise package- instead ArcticTropic will point you towards Antarctic expeditions the far flung South Atlantic. On land and at sea - many of the locations offer comfortable accommodations and excellent, exotic dining.ArcticTropic links to over 700 destinations and guides in 117 countries. The number increases daily.ArcticTropic links directly to the websites that offer adventure activities, or are nearby to adventure activities.Destination websites appear in a separate window - without leaving arctictropic.com. This allows you to explore - then return to ArcticTropic to search further. A Google Earth Icon is shown with every listing in order to determine the exact location. Click here for more http://www.arctictropic.com/

About Adventure Engine:
Adventure Engine is an award winning international travel technology company specializing in Adventure and Experiential travel. Adventure Engine knows adventure travel and our consultants will work with each company to plan upgrades based on their unique business model, client and product type. Adventure Engine guarantees profits from online sales and an improved reservation system. They work with tour companies that have simple or extremely complex tours. Adventure Engine services include ongoing consultation, trip loading, unlimited training & support. Visit the site to find out about the features and services offered at http://www.adventureengine.com/

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Rossland's Adventure Engine works toward 3rd elimination round for the $100,000 New Ventures BC competition.

"We are extremely pleased that the New Ventures BC judges recognize the potential of Adventure Engine. The first exciting aspect of our booking management system model is our specialization in the rapidly growing niche of adventure and experiential travel. This is one of the fastest growing travel segments as travelers are increasingly demanding more unique "life experiences".
The travel suppliers using our reservation and online sales systems provide a wide variety of experiences from eco tours, educational and volunteer travel to cat skiing packages. As the travel demand grows, the suppliers of adventure travel are increasingly under pressure to provide online booking, distribution and streamlined operations in order to grow their business and meet that demand. Adventure Engine provides the solutions for Operators who have identified these challenges". comments Amber Hayes, CEO Adventure Engine.
"The second aspect of our model taps into the craze of internet use and online buying. Over 90% of consumers research online and over 55% of those are buying online. Adventure Engine is bringing that capacity to adventure Operators. People often don't understand the complexities tour suppliers have to manage their tours and the sheer size of this industry. That's really our specialty, helping Operators optimize booking of their complex trip offerings. We look forward to sharing this process and the great industry opportunities with the competition judges."

Adventure Engine has developed a reservation and online/agent sales system that allows Tourism Operators to save up to 70% per client registration. The Company recently launched their inventory platform that can manage very complex trips. Tour Companies can finally automate much of the booking processes while still allowing high levels of guest contact and quality client sales and service. Adventure Engine consultant works with each tour operator's unique model to increase efficiencies in their operation to ensure a great return on investment."

All of the staff at Adventure Engine are appreciative of the incredible opportunity provided by the New Ventures BC competition. It is a fabulous way to support innovative companies in BC, particularly a rural based company like ours. For an international company like ours to be operating out of, and employing individuals from a rural community like Rossland is a testament to the potential technology has to diversify the economics of small towns. We are so lucky to have access to programs like NVBC and locally the Kootenay Association of Science and Technology.
The access to mentors, business plan feedback and the chance to work with so many high level individuals is a prize in itself. Though being in the top three in September with a $100,000 prize would also be great fuel for our Adventure Engine." quipped Hayes.
More information on New Ventures BC www.newventuresbc.comAdventure Engine www.adventureengine.com
Contact: Amber Hayes amber@adventureengine.com 1 800 993 6648