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Charlie Morton posted a discussion

Client & Supplier Database for small business

It is time to re-think just relying on outlook and excel for my client & supplier database. I would like something a little more efficient but I don't need a sophisticated CRM.I would like one place to store all contacts and to record activity. At the moment my business is small so I don't need an all singing and dancing bit of software that is another expense.I would be interested to know what others use? Thanks,See More
11 hours ago
Alex Bainbridge replied to Clive Muir's discussion Hello from Wildside Holidays - Grazalema, Andalucia
"Hi Clive Nope - I am nothing to do with Tour Radar :) Just I know they are a booking creator for companies in your situation. I just commented about it a second time because I wanted to address the "yet another place to list my holidays"…"
Sunday
Clive Muir replied to Clive Muir's discussion Hello from Wildside Holidays - Grazalema, Andalucia
"Hi and thanks for your answer.... So you run Tour radar?"
Sunday
Alex Bainbridge replied to Clive Muir's discussion Hello from Wildside Holidays - Grazalema, Andalucia
"Hi Clive I do see your point. There are a lot of travel websites out there where you can list tours - either spending TIME or occasionally paying listing fees. This actually is part of the mission of TourCMS, the business I run, in that you can list…"
Sunday
Clive Muir replied to Clive Muir's discussion Hello from Wildside Holidays - Grazalema, Andalucia
"Hi and thanks for that information. What I am actually looking for are physical people who are running their own travel company rather than yet another place to list my holidays.... Clive"
Sunday
Ukhan replied to Ukhan's discussion Help NEPAL
" Hi Alex, I understand, thank you very much for your reply, I am in Germany, hope everything is fine at your side. Regards! Ukhan "
Friday
Alex Bainbridge replied to Ukhan's discussion Help NEPAL
"Hello Ukhan If you are in the UK, the best way (Via a multi-charity approach) is to donate via http://www.dec.org.uk/appeals/nepal-earthquake-appeal"
Friday
Ukhan replied to Ukhan's discussion Help NEPAL
"HI Alex, Thank you fr your concerns and reply, I have doe master in International Tourism Management from Germany this is one of the Government department I mentioned who help international people specially Asylum people here and it has actually…"
Friday
Alex Bainbridge replied to Ukhan's discussion Help NEPAL
"Hello Ukhan While we all agree about the disaster in Nepal, I am not clear that your post is very "official" - and it has me concerned that it is not a true fund collecting solution.  As a result I have removed the specific bank…"
Thursday
Alex Bainbridge replied to Clive Muir's discussion Hello from Wildside Holidays - Grazalema, Andalucia
"Hi Clive Companies like TourRadar would probably be interested......."
Thursday
Rob Sherali replied to Rob Sherali's discussion We Have Lift Off!
"Matthew - many thanks for checking it out and all advice noted, We will look into the options. Re prices, we have an ongoing Prices From along the RHS menus, and our Packages once you click Book Now (also top right) show the prices straight away for…"
Thursday
Alexander Head replied to Alexander Head's discussion Help convincing suppliers to work with me
"Hi Alex, Thanks for your reply and advice. I'll give those things a try. I think from the people I have spoken to that they believe I will have large contracts and processes which will need to be set up which isn't the case so I think…"
Thursday
Ukhan posted a discussion

Help NEPAL

Dear FellowsWe all are the tourism stakeholders and one of the best adventurous destination Nepal has a deadliest earthquake with numerous casualties and still death number are increasing the whole infrastructure has been destroyed.People of Nepal need help and your Solidarity with Donations.Nepal Needs our support not a candle light will help them but Medicine, Shelter stuff, Food and Hard Cash.Help rebuilding Nepal and Help develop them to resume their Tourism once again, we all can unite to…See More
Apr 29
Matthew Barker replied to Rob Sherali's discussion We Have Lift Off!
"Congrats Rob - the site looks very good. A few misc. pointers as I click around: Create a Facebook ad account and add your "custom audience" pixel to the site. This means you can start to build up audiences of people who have visited the…"
Apr 29
Rob Sherali posted a discussion

We Have Lift Off!

Well, we finally did it and clicked the Green Button - Latitude52° is now live and ready to roll!  I do hope we can promote Poland as an exciting and quality break destination for UK (and other) clientele!Any up to date info or helpers on SEO and advertising are greatly appreciated!  We are facebooked, linkedinned, googled all over and about to be twitted...Many thanks to those who helped with advice on the forum - all knowledge in…See More
Apr 29
Clive Muir posted a discussion

Hello from Wildside Holidays - Grazalema, Andalucia

Hi all,I am the owner operator of Wildside Holidays. A wildlife watching and walking holiday company based in Grazalema, The Sierra de Grazalema in Western Andalucia, Spain.www.wildsideholidays.comFor some time I have been looking for travel agents (mainly in the Uk and US) to promote and sell our walking holidays for us on a commission basis but am finding it hard to find anyone suitable.All of my walking customers, both guided and self guided come…See More
Apr 29
Alex Bainbridge replied to Belen Paredes's discussion trust accounts to receive foreign clients' money?
"Hi Belen This situation is more about who the customer contracts with than about the money flow. You certainly CAN trade how you just described. Key thing though is that if you are trading in different ways depending upon the product, customers, and…"
Apr 27
Belen Paredes replied to Belen Paredes's discussion Looking for British business partner to join our travel company
"Thank you! I am open to different possibilities, if we can't get the three things, maybe two of them might work out. We'll see."
Apr 27
Belen Paredes replied to Belen Paredes's discussion trust accounts to receive foreign clients' money?
"Thank you Alex. I have another question. If you refer a client to a hotel and the hotel give you commission, but you are not getting client's money, is it OK the hotel pay the commission into your business bank account? Can I say this is our…"
Apr 27
Alex Bainbridge replied to Belen Paredes's discussion trust accounts to receive foreign clients' money?
"Hi Belen Its not about the nationality of the customer, but legally where you are trading e.g. most law that you are complying with here is European law.....  I am not the expert to advise on your specific situation, however from my basic…"
Apr 27
 

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Client & Supplier Database for small business

It is time to re-think just relying on outlook and excel for my client & supplier database. I would like something a little more efficient but I don't need a sophisticated CRM.I would like one…Continue

Started by Charlie Morton in The foyer 11 hours ago.

Hello from Wildside Holidays - Grazalema, Andalucia 5 Replies

Hi all,I am the owner operator of Wildside Holidays. A wildlife watching and walking holiday company based in Grazalema, The Sierra de Grazalema in Western Andalucia, Spain.…Continue

Started by Clive Muir in The foyer. Last reply by Alex Bainbridge on Sunday.

Help NEPAL 4 Replies

Dear FellowsWe all are the tourism stakeholders and one of the best adventurous destination Nepal has a deadliest earthquake with numerous casualties and still death number are increasing the whole…Continue

Started by Ukhan in The foyer. Last reply by Ukhan on Friday.

We Have Lift Off! 2 Replies

Well, we finally did it and clicked the Green Button - Latitude52° is now live and ready to roll!  I do hope we can promote Poland as an…Continue

Tags: marketing, up, start, business, New

Started by Rob Sherali in The foyer. Last reply by Rob Sherali on Thursday.

Help convincing suppliers to work with me 2 Replies

I am starting up a new business in the UK and am starting to get the idea that hotels in London just don't want to know if your a new business. Most are polite but basically say they aren't looking…Continue

Tags: contracts, Hotels

Started by Alexander Head in The clinic. Last reply by Alexander Head on Thursday.

trust accounts to receive foreign clients' money? 3 Replies

Hello,I hope you can help me with this question. We recently created a travel company in the UK and we registered with a company that provide trust account for travel companies. As I understood when…Continue

Started by Belen Paredes in The clinic. Last reply by Alex Bainbridge Apr 27.

Looking for British business partner to join our travel company 2 Replies

Hello,I am writing here because we are two Spanish women living in the UK who created a travel company here a few months ago. Our company is based on sustainable and responsible travel, and most of…Continue

Started by Belen Paredes in The foyer. Last reply by Belen Paredes Apr 27.

Travel and Tour business 9 Replies

Dear Fellows, I am Khan and I have just completed my master degree in International Tourism Management and I am very much interested to work as a tour operator with partnerships/networking so that…Continue

Started by Ukhan in The foyer. Last reply by Jessica Tranquuille Apr 27.

Need Destination for B2B Networking 4 Replies

Hello Friends,I need following destinations serious partners whom I can work to sell there destinations. "Serious" I wrote because non serious people who are trying to do this business and thinking…Continue

Started by Ukhan in The foyer. Last reply by Jessica Tranquuille Apr 27.

China ready? 3 Replies

Hi,Our portal www.haiyoupai.com aim to sell creative tours to chinese travelers. We are trying to reach out to more international tour operators. If you keen to…Continue

Started by KEVIN in The foyer. Last reply by Jessica Tranquuille Apr 27.

How to get tourists? 2 Replies

Hi,first of all I want to say, Thank You for accepting me in your community.I am starting this tour operator business and I do not know how to get potential custumers to visit my website. I am a…Continue

Started by Chris in The foyer. Last reply by Chris Apr 26.

May I ask for your advice regarding outsourcing? 2 Replies

Hi everyone and thank you for admitting me to this community. I’ve seen great discussions going on here, and I thought I might ask for your insight and advice.  A short introduction: I'm Italian and…Continue

Started by Antonella Cafaro in The foyer. Last reply by Antonella Cafaro Apr 24.

Tour Pricing on Website? 5 Replies

We are a relatively new tour operator in a single country.  I'm looking for advice as to whether we should list our prices on the website or whether we should simply describe the tours and require…Continue

Started by Nancy lauer in The foyer. Last reply by Matthew Barker Apr 22.

Open Source CMS software 5 Replies

Has any one had any experience or views on open source web CMS systems like Joomla orDrupal (http://drupal.org)?Continue

Started by Mr Galapagos in The foyer. Last reply by Peter Jackson Apr 17.

Invitation to Sponsor the Development of New Travel Social Network

Hi,I would like the opportunity to speak with you about TraveLusion . TraveLusion is a travel social network, that enables the travelling population to become members, interact, share experience,…Continue

Started by TraveLusion in The foyer Apr 15.

Are you a tour operator designing custom vacation experiences? 8 Replies

We are a lead generation platform connecting travelers with boutique tour operators. We are signing up tour operators that design custom tours for clients with niche interests. We have shown early…Continue

Started by Saravanan Gunaseelan in The foyer. Last reply by Saravanan Gunaseelan Apr 15.

International Tour Operator Looking for Supplier Partners 21 Replies

We are an international tour operator looking for suppliers of City Tours, Sightseeing visits and excursions in the major touristic cities. Please send us details of your website and the city you…Continue

Tags: city, tours, excursions, operators, tour

Started by Around City Tours in The foyer. Last reply by Nancy lauer Apr 15.

Seeking funding to develop new travel social network 2 Replies

My name is Vincent from Nairobi, Kenya. I have worked in the travel industry for close to 5 years now; during this time I have travelled place, met new people, experience new culture & foods and…Continue

Tags: through, events, live, participation, travelers.

Started by TraveLusion in The foyer. Last reply by TraveLusion Apr 14.

Nightmare obtaining Tour Operator Insurance 2 Replies

Hi guys im just looking for some advice.We are setting up an adventure Travel company planning on operating through TMT to cover our bonding side of things but obviously we will need PL PPL…Continue

Tags: Indemnity, Product, Brokers, PPL, PI

Started by Joe Marshall in The clinic. Last reply by Dee Edwards Apr 13.

Struggling to understand legal requirements to set up a tour operator. 3 Replies

Hi all,My name is Gabriel, I am from Romania and living in UK for the last 5 years. I graduate a MA in Sustainable Tourism Management, got a bit of experience and now I am about to set up a tour…Continue

Started by Gabriel Murgu in The clinic. Last reply by Matt Purser Apr 8.

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