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Nelio – Content | A great editorial calendar alternative to Coschedule – & less expensive

Managing your content creation and social posting strategy can be a headache! In fact, it can be a disaster if you con’t properly plan and manage your social post and content creation properly. Want to know why magazines are successful? It’s because they have a regularity to their approach. If The Travel & Leisure magazine […]

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Why Travel Agents Need To Go Deeper On Content Strategy

We’re a Media Company Now’: Inside Marriott’s Incredible Money-Making Content Studio Marriott associates work together in the live studio. Mariott Skift Take: While the term “content strategy” means different things to different organizations one thing is certain: brands need to be thinking beyond surface level content creation and marketing and dive deeper into the overarching […]

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Boost your content user engagement by using your own images and save hefty stock fines

Most travel companies will at some point or other have been whacked for using an image they should not have. Getty is particularly hot and apparently use ‘Waybackmachine‘ to find occasions when you might have made that mistake. That may have cost you £300 – £1500 per photo, ouch! Stock photos are also pretty boring and […]

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Steve Rushton replied to Greg's discussion An alternative to booking.com
"There are a number of bed banks that enable travel agents to sell hotels without having to go through Booking.com. E.g. Bedsonline.com . Some require affiliation to a travel Consortia which does not have to cost much. Some Cornsortia offer the…"
May 1
Sonu left a comment for Steve Rushton
"Hello Steve,I hope you are doing well.I would like to introduce my company:-Who we are: Amar Infotech (AI) is a value-driven IT organization specializing in Software development and web application development, web site development, search engine…"
Jun 23, 2015
Steve Rushton replied to Rob Sherali's discussion TTA Member List?
Jan 12, 2015
Steve Rushton replied to Rob Sherali's discussion TTA Member List?
"Here is the link - you'll have to search a number of postcodes as there is no definitive list but it's a start."
Jan 12, 2015
Steve Rushton replied to Diane Carter's discussion How to convert visitors to sales on website
"Hi Diane, My experience when it comes to the 'booking' element of websites for travel is that users who don't know you will not book on the site as they prefer to talk to someone first. Having livechat is therefore a 'Must…"
Jun 2, 2014
gertrude massawe left a comment for Steve Rushton
"Hi , hope your doing great. sorry i have a tour company which deals with safari, mountain climbing, cultural tourism etc.please i wish if you can be my fellow travel professional. when you work with me you will enjoy so much. your most welcome to…"
May 22, 2012
Steve Rushton replied to Laurent Rerat's discussion Need a host agency...
"Hi Lauren I would therefore recommend setting up a website using say Wordpress and then integrating widgets or white label solutions from companies such as Booking.com.    A small word of caution - taking money from clients and then paying…"
Oct 10, 2011
Steve Rushton replied to Magnus Holm's discussion Booking engine on my website?
"Hi Magnus   Sounds like you are setting up as a Travel Agent in which case the easiest and most cost effective route is to use a managed service such as offered by www.net-effect.co.uk. As Alex said - you can add a link through to a number of…"
Oct 10, 2011
Steve Rushton replied to Laurent Rerat's discussion Need a host agency...
"Hi Lauren,   The best way to achieve this is to join one of my network partners whom al have UK based registered Travel Agencies and already use homeworkers. By choosing the right partner we can even supply you with your own branded website all…"
Oct 10, 2011
Steve Rushton replied to Fran M's discussion New Online Business
"Hi Fran,   You are asking for the 'Golden Ticket' here. The successful travel websites spend literally thousands on SEO and Paid Search online. You are a tour operator but without any official bonding (consumer protection)…"
Oct 10, 2011
Steve Rushton replied to Martin Dexter's discussion Another newbie!
"Hi Martin, The simple thing to know is that anyone can become a travel agent and the majority of accommodation/ancillary services providers will pay you 10- 15% commission.    The whole issue of 'registration' is another matter…"
Oct 10, 2011

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http://www.net-effect.co.uk
Tell us more about yourself:
Co Founder of Net Effect - helping niche and specialist independent travel agents compete online with web and social media
Describe your travel products:
Specialist Tour Operator Product Portal with live streaming to network websites. Travel content auto marketing platform, Cruise Product - www.expertcruisefinder.com

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At 6:43 on June 23, 2015, Sonu said…

Hello Steve,
I hope you are doing well.
I would like to introduce my company:
-Who we are:

Amar Infotech (AI) is a value-driven IT organization specializing in Software development and web application development, web site development, search engine optimization, web site promotion and open source development, based in the heart of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Our endeavor is to implement the best practices and make the best use of our skills in order to provide our customers with the most suitable solutions.


-We are working in Two Manner

We are providing the complete solution from web-portal development of Hotel, Car and Flight Booking with API integration for you so that you can also grow your business and fetch the global market.

In some cases travel agency is having their own informative website so no need to create a website from the scratch, in that case we are helping them to integrate the API for hotel, Flight and Car into their existing website.

-How to proceed:

First you have to choose the domain for which you want to integrate the API (Hotel, AIR, Car).

We giving you the API providers who are offering the service you want.

The complete formality for the selected API prover (from your end).

After completion of the formality we can help you to integrate the API into your website.

Make your website Live.

-Features Highlights:

Separate admin access to setup global configurations settings and manage Customers, CMS Pages.

Advanced Filters & Sorting Options on listing to achieve rich user interface.

TripAdvisor Hotel Guest Reviews integration.

Supports all major browsers.

One-time cost, no on-going monthly charges for development.

Solutions customized for your specific application.

100% SEO friendly for Google, Yahoo and Bing.

Dynamic Google Site map with more than 1,50,000 Hotels URLs.

Responsive support and maintenance.

-Key API Providers we offer:

-Expedia
-Arzoo
-Booking.com
-Travelport GDS
-Amadeus GDS
Above are the Key API provider whom with we are working. More more detail you can visit our website: www.travelotas.com

If you would like to see the demo of Hotel Booking then visit our website: www.demo.expediaapiintegration.com

-Some of the travel booking portals:
http://goldwiretravel.com
http://www.amerires.com
http://www.tripgoing.com

Thank you,
Sonu Gautam,
Business Development Executive.
Amar Infotech, EMail: sonu@amarinfotech.com Web: www.amarinfotech.com

At 15:11 on May 22, 2012, gertrude massawe said…

Hi , hope your doing great. sorry i have a tour company which deals with safari, mountain climbing, cultural tourism etc.
please i wish if you can be my fellow travel professional. when you work with me you will enjoy so much. your most welcome to Tanzania.

Nb

when you will have a visitor though my company they will have the best ever had before

 
 
 

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