Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Have complicated trips and inventory? No problem!

Adventure Engines newest release includes an industry leading inventory module.
Tour companies with complicated inventory requirements have been kept off the real time online sales playing field and missing out on thousands in savings - but no more!
Companies manually tracking inventory often scramble to update assignments and with multiple staff can easily double book.

Now companies that use shared inventory to run their trips and tours can manage availability using Adventure Engine and never worry again.

If your operation has complicated rules to set availability by for example:
You have a lodge for 20 plus 3 vehicles for transporting clients, 20 pieces of rental gear and advertise a 3,5,7 day tour all using the same inventory the Adventure Engine system can handle it.
If a group books out Dec 25-28th with a 3 day booking the 5 and 7 day will no longer be available.(unless the system manager overrides)

It is perfect for lodges, rafting companies, cruise, tours using multi inventory shared across trips that affect availability.

In our experience most tourism operators can mange with the base module and "extras functionality" to manage their inventory and rentals but if you have a complex scenario like the one above - we can handle it. And our staff set it up for you!

rule setting: inventory is assigned rules like:
- is it included or an additional cost
- is it mandatory or optional
- is this item viewable by the client during booking or just for management
- does this item affect availability or not
- black out dates
- transfer clients from one inventory item to another
- base reporting ( customized reporting can be provided)
- prices of inventory (room or transport vehicle etc) pricing can alter based on trip or date
- program a piece of inventory to be used only certain days of trips
- inventory build - a "parent" can be set like Lodge A then "children" added like all the rooms and their individual capacity create availability for the parent lodge
- availability calendar of all items per trip or date range at a glance

inventory is created based on your organizations needs and assigned to trips, one change to inventory automatically updates all trips that use it.
Never worry about double booking again?

View a short video demo here

Call us or email for a demo at info@adventureengine.com

Monday, November 10, 2008

Social Media Marketing Webinar - direct from a sucessful operator!

Last Year, Sacred Rides cut their marketing budget by half, fired their publicist and DOUBLED their revenues all in one year!


November 18 1:00 - 2:30 pm & November 20 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST (GMT -5)

"Do you Digg your customers? Do you Twitter the day away? Are you a Flickr fanatic?

If none of this makes any sense to you, then you are missing out on a whole new way of reaching your customers and engaging them in a longterm conversation about your brand and your business. Social media marketing is changing the way companies engage their clients, and getting involved in the conversation can bring your business massive benefits. Stay behind the curve and you might end up your competitors' dust.

As the global economic crisis deepens day by day, there's no time like the present to learn valuable tools that will save you money and generate new revenue. Eliminate ineffective marketing techniques and learn how to tap into the world wide web. It may be crucial for survival during these tough economic times. Social Media Marketing often does not cost anything.

Come prepared to have your eyes opened to a whole new way of talking to your customers!"

WEBINAR - Social Media Marketing for Adventure Operators
Don't miss this 3 hour online workshop split over a 2 day period

November 18 1:00pm - 2:30pm November 20 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cost $120

Click here to register now!

The workshop IS a single 3 hour workshop over a two day period, but if you can't make both parts, you can register for one for $75

In this informative and entertaining webinar, Mike Brcic, president/owner of Sacred Rides Mountain Bike Holidays - one of Canada's most successful adventure tour operators - shares the secrets of social media marketing that allowed him to fire his publicist, halve his marketing budget, and double his revenue in the span of just one year.

Learn incredible, low-cost and effective techniques for building awareness about your brand and increasing revenue while slashing your marketing budget. Mike will take you through the various tools available, show you specific examples of how he used them, and explain how you can use them to come up with a customized solution for your own business. You'll also receive a digital handbook to help you step by step to launch your own social media marketing campaign.

Check out www.sacredrides.com

Seminar 1

-The basics of social media marketing
-The Jerry Falwell Technique: turning your customers into evangelists
-A 2-way Street: Engaging your customers in a conversation
-The Mall: Finding your customers' online hangouts
-Clean Up Your Room: Maintaining an effective customer database
-The Blog Heard Round the World: How to set up a blog and promote it effectively
-Internet Cocaine: Using Facebook to promote your business
-Internet Shakespeare: Writing an effective newsletter

Seminar 2

-Advanced social media marketing techniques
-Facebook 2.0: advanced techniques for using Facebook to reach your clients
-A Picture is Worth 1,000 words, A Video is Worth 1,000 Pictures: using multimedia to engage your clients: Flickr, YouTube, GoogleVideo, etc...
-LinkedIn: the Facebook for professionals
-Blogging 2.0: how to get more people reading your blog, how to get subscribers, guest blogging, etc...
-Sharing: using sites like StumpleUpon, Reddit, Del.icio.us and other bookmarking/sharing sites to allow your customers to easily share your site with others
-I'm the Expert: setting up a HubPage
-Bringing it all Together: integrating your social media platform into one seamless whole

Included is a digital handbook that will help you STEP by STEP design and development your own marketing campaign

Click here to register now!

Find Adventures on Uptake.com

Uptake.com will be showing Adventure Engine trips on their new consumer website.
This is a great opportunity for Adventure Engine tour operators to sell their programs through this very popular travel site!

Check their website out here:

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