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
Contact: Amber Hayes 1 800 993 6648

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