For tour operators and travel agencies, it is essential to efficiently organise and manage your products and services in order to provide the most up-to-date and relevant information to potential customers and maximise sales opportunities.
To do this, travel brands can use a tourism inventory.
But what exactly is a tourism inventory, how can travel companies use it to assist them in their business processes and what is the best solution on the market?
Read on to find out.
What is a Tourism Inventory?
Inventory management is essential for most retail businesses, and travel companies are no exception.
A tourism inventory is a system that travel brands can use to track, organise and manage their products. This includes all travel-related products and services that are sold to customers, such as flights, accommodation, car rentals, tours, activities, and other types of transportation options, as well as content such as descriptions and images.
Since travel agencies usually work with a number of different products and suppliers, the use of a travelling inventory is essential to ensure that customers are offered the most up-to-date information, availability and rates.
Managing your travel inventory manually is time-consuming and can be prone to human error. Thanks to innovative technology, most travel brands use cloud-based tourism inventories or software like Nezasa’s TripBuilder.
To put it simply, tourism inventories can facilitate travel brands’ entire sales and booking processes.
Why your Tour Operator needs a Tourism Inventory
Tourism is a highly unique and dynamic market.
And, most travel brands work with numerous products and suppliers in different locations and often sell through various sales channels.
Tourism inventories allow for easy changes in product availability and pricing, offering real-time information to potential customers in a variety of different languages and currencies, therefore maximising sales opportunities and reducing errors such as overbookings.
The use of a tourism inventory allows travel brands to easily access all of their products in one place, and can also assist in creating marketing reports and analysing data and customer behaviour.
Nezasa’s innovative TripBuilder software is a cloud-based solution that travel brands can use to plan and book their customers’ trips.
Users of the TripBuilder platform also have access to their own tourism inventory, located inside the Nezasa Cockpit. This is where all inventory products and modules are created and managed, and the actual trip and tour templates are built and published in order to be displayed and used on the Discovery and Planner pages.
TripBuilder allows you to manage the content that you then offer to customers, all on one online platform. It also allows you to blend our pre-saved content with your own specific needs; you can choose from our existing content, available in various languages, or upload your own.
Nezasa’s tourism inventory includes the following sections:
- Package Builder
The package builder is where you can create and manage unique tours for your customers. Here it is possible to create any trip and build your tour templates.
After these templates are published, they can be showcased to Tour Operators, Agents or even end consumers. All ready to be planned and booked in a matter of minutes.
Choose your offers based on how flexible you want your components to be. From completely fixed tours to totally flexible options, including group tours, everything is customisable to ensure one-of-a-kind trips.
This section allows you to create your inventory products, as well as allotments, including descriptions, availability and pricing. These products are then offered to the customer during the tour planning process.
Here it is possible to create inventory products with your own suppliers and mix them with live online options. All of this is thanks to TripBuilder’s integration capabilities.
The supplier section allows you to create and manage supplier information, which can then be added to inventory products.
Thanks to TripBuilder’s automation features, email notifications are sent to the product’s supplier every time one option is booked.
- Picture Library
Within the picture library, you can upload and store your own pictures and easily add them to created areas, products, modules and templates.
This feature is particularly relevant to engaging potential clients. Triggering the right emotions is essential to captivate customers and add the overall look and feel of the experience. Choose your pictures, edit them, add their location and personalise your itineraries.
Advantages of the TripBuilder Inventory
Some of the main advantages of the TripBuilder inventory:
- Streamlines business processes
- Flexibility and scalability
- Offer real-time resources
- Maximise sales opportunities
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