20 Packing Mistakes Most Travelers Are Guilty Of (And Should Stop ASAP)

September 25, 2018 | 90 views

No matter how often you travel, you may still be prone to a few packing mistakes before hitting the road in your fancy car or boarding the plane. Indeed, a poor packing job will undoubtedly do more than just mess up your luggage, and respectively your vacation. For instance, it can cost you additional luggage fees while killing your adventurous spirit. You see, you don’t need such drama and headache at the airport.

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Originally established in 1996, Goldrush Getaways is a full-service host travel agency for home based travel agents. Among the multitude of benefits that we offer our member agents is our extensive training and education program that includes live group classes, vendor webinars and events. We specialize in group cruises (affinity, family reunions, incentive groups), group land tours, Foreign Independent Tours (FITs), sporting events, golf excursions, religious and pilgrimage tours. Over the years we have won a multitude of awards such as Golden Apples for the past 4 years, Top producer awards from Princess Cruises for 12 consecutive years, 3 consecutive Platinum Circle awards with Viking River Cruises, 2 Tournament of Centurion awards from Pleasant Holidays, 2 Carnival Pinnacle Awards, 2 consecutive Top Producer award from Ensemble, Premier partner with Globus family of brands, and many more. We are nationally ranked #8 out of 850 agencies in the Ensemble Travel Group, are a premier pa

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Bump Revenue with Flight Ticket Reservation System

Article | July 20, 2022

Flight carriers across the world are constantly processing bookings from travelers. To keep up with the demand, they need to be on top of everything. Technological advances have helped airline reservations move away from a manual system. At a time when commercial aviation relied on physical systems, they offered tickets through dedicated reservation centers dotting popular cities. Such facilities had employees to assign paper tickets to travelers. These paper tickets represented the sale of a seat on a flight. But as more and more people could afford air travel, alterations became necessary and a stressful process. The challenges in airline reservation were mostly related to mobility, alterations, and refund and the solution was an online flight ticket reservation system that addressed them all at once. Cut to 2022. Today, we book flight tickets on-the-go using an automated passenger reservation system, thanks to the computerized reservation systems that are crucial for any airline company or tour operator to offer outstanding customer experience to travelers. Airline Reservation System: Getting into the Nitty-gritty The airline industry is not an exception to cut-throat competition, as the number of airline companies has seen a rapid increase in the last few decades. Every company is trying to adopt a new technological solution or business strategy that can help generate higher revenue, offer its customers a satisfying customer experience, and remain up-to-speed with the dynamic demands of the industry. This need to stay ahead of the game led to the creation of the airline reservation system. An airline reservation system is a web-based flight booking engine used to conduct flight bookings. The bookings are made by collating information such as airline schedules, fare tariffs, passenger reservations, and PNRs with the help of global distribution systems. This system provides real-time inventory and rates for travel agents and travelers so they can choose from the many options available. Flight Ticket Reservation System Streamlines Flight Booking Processes A flight reservation system streamlines air ticket booking with key features that make it easy for a travel agent or traveler to book a ticket from their computers or phones. Here are the components of online flight ticket reservation system: Reservation Management Inventory Management Multi-city search Option Payment Gateway Integration A Mobile-friendly design A Customizable System Online Reservation Facility Multi-language Compatibility Why Airline Companies and Tour Providers Depend on Travel Tech Providers? Airline companies like yours make it a point to use a computer reservation system to achieve their revenue goals. Tour operators also rely heavily on flight ticket reservation system so that they can offer their end customers a platform for mobile airline reservation. Let us take a look at the many ways an online flight ticket reservation systems has changed the airline industry: Bookings Don’t Have to Wait Tour operators and travelers can buy flight tickets 24/7 without having to visit a physical counter. This increases convenience and makes the process of booking a ticket hassle-free. Consequently, your business remains available for your customers through your flight ticket reservation system provider around the clock, so they don’t have to struggle to book the ticket. Your Staff Can Focus on More Important Tasks With the help of an online booking system, you can reduce the administrative time that your staff spends on tedious filing and noting down customer information. Easily automate key tasks such as payments, report generations, waiver signing, and reservation and let your staff focus on other important tasks. Additionally, customer success teams can give their time to important issues than mitigating smaller challenges. API Integrations are Your Best Friend Online booking systems allow API integrations with large distributors and well-known brands within the travel sector. This can make your airline visible to a larger customer base. Such tech integrations can get you more bookings and help you with branding. Offer an Enhanced Customer Experience When you integrate flight ticket reservation system solution into your website, you offer end customers a seamless experience. They are in charge of the entire process, right from exploring the flights you offer to checking-in at a time that is convenient for them. Get Insights into Your Business You can get valuable insights through the analytics dashboard that tells you about popular sellers, add-ons, time-slots, and seasons using a flight ticket reservation system technology. You can get a clear idea on what’s working for the customers and what isn’t. You can improve your offerings and business processes to achieve business growth. Last Thoughts Integrating an online flight reservation system into your airline or tour operations business can help you keep up with the current market trends, and grow your sales and market share.

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TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY

Which Technologies Are Transforming Travel in 2020?

Article | July 7, 2022

Like most industries, the travel and tourism sector is experiencing a tech revolution. Innovative new technology is disrupting old methods and transforming the shape of the industry. In fact, the travel and tourism sector is in a significant growth period, mostly driven by tech advancements. Certainly, tech has been the driving force behind making it easier for people to access travel. Of course, the notion of technology reshaping industries is something that is happening across sectors. When looking at how tech is changing travel, we can also see similar movements in other areas of business. For example, the gambling industry is being driven into interesting new areas by technology, with sites like bet-ny.com providing a full casino experience online. This push has allowed people to access betting in innovative new ways and from anywhere at any time, provided they have an internet connection.

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COMMERCIAL TRAVEL, INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

Why tourism providers are still working on travel personalisation

Article | July 13, 2022

It should come as no surprise that even as we enter the new decade, industries such as retail and travel are seeing continued investments in digital platforms and solutions aimed at delivering hyper personalisation. The reason is that millennials have risen in purchasing power, becoming the dominant driver of business and growth. Any business that market its products or services to this audience must adapt and develop innovative approaches to address dramatic shifts in customer behaviour, as well as the demands for mobile and social media.

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Travel tech pros put sustainability behind economy as key challenges for 2020

Article | February 10, 2020

Economic uncertainty is deemed to be the biggest challenge facing the travel industry, ahead of climate change and sustainability issues, according to new research. A survey by Travel Technology Europe, sister brand of PhocusWire, reveals that 53% of those polled put economic conditions at the top of the list of concerns followed by sustainable travel at 45% and climate change at 44%. The study was carried out in the run-up to the United Kingdom's general election in early December 2019, so the challenge of economic uncertainty is not that surprising.

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Goldrush Getaways

Originally established in 1996, Goldrush Getaways is a full-service host travel agency for home based travel agents. Among the multitude of benefits that we offer our member agents is our extensive training and education program that includes live group classes, vendor webinars and events. We specialize in group cruises (affinity, family reunions, incentive groups), group land tours, Foreign Independent Tours (FITs), sporting events, golf excursions, religious and pilgrimage tours. Over the years we have won a multitude of awards such as Golden Apples for the past 4 years, Top producer awards from Princess Cruises for 12 consecutive years, 3 consecutive Platinum Circle awards with Viking River Cruises, 2 Tournament of Centurion awards from Pleasant Holidays, 2 Carnival Pinnacle Awards, 2 consecutive Top Producer award from Ensemble, Premier partner with Globus family of brands, and many more. We are nationally ranked #8 out of 850 agencies in the Ensemble Travel Group, are a premier pa

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