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Mike Herrmann

Industry Insider: Increasing Off-Peak Season Bookings

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A discussion with Ride the Ducks of Seattle – Day Tour Operator – Seattle, Washington USA

Welcome to the Industry Insider blog series. The Industry Insider aims to highlight common challenges across the tourism industry. From sales to reservations to accounting to operations, we all strive to operate efficiently and profitably. At the core of TourConnect is a passion for uniting the industry around the solutions to these challenges.

Today, we look at a closer look at Ride the Ducks of Seattle, a day tour operator that focuses on providing a unique way of seeing the beautiful Seattle skyline in their amphibious buses. We spoke with their Director of Sales, Tammy Guill, to learn about the challenges they face in the tourism industry today.

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Industry Insider: Finding Good Business Partners

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A discussion with Corporate Sailing – Tour Operator – Milan, Italy

Welcome to the first installment of our new blog series, Industry Insider. The series aims to highlight the fact that there are a lot of common challenges across the tourism industry. From sales to reservations to accounting to operations, we’re all battling to operate efficiently and profitably.  TourConnect is passionate about helping the industry work together to overcome these challenges, and we hope that these blogs help shed light on how we can all make a difference together.

Today, we are excited to take a closer look at Corporate Sailing.  Corporate Sailing is a tour operator, based in Italy, that focuses on providing life-changing scenic sailing tours along the most beautiful coastlines in the world. We spoke with the founder of Corporate Sailing, Piero Moschetta, to learn about the challenges they face in the tourism industry today.

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Industry Insider & #Tourism2015

By Industry Insider

We are excited to announce an upcoming new blog series, Industry Insider. It aims to highlight the fact that there are a lot of common challenges across the tourism industry. From sales to reservations to accounting to operations, we’re all battling to operate efficiently and profitably.

At the core of TourConnect is a passion for uniting the industry around the solutions to these challenges. Simply put, we believe that working together benefits the entire industry. This means acknowledging that the industry can be better. It means creating industry standards for communications, data, and processes. It means working with partners and competitors, alike, to grow the industry as a whole.

As part of our efforts to bring the industry together, we are using #Tourism2015 to document the state of the industry in 2015. Join the movement by using #Tourism2015 when you see ways the industry can improve…or to highlight best practices you come across that could benefit others in the industry.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook and stay tuned for the first installment of the Industry Insider blog series.

TourConnect is hiring! Position Available Immediately: Front-End Web Application Developer

By Announcements, TourConnect Team

TourConnect is hiring! We are looking for a top Front-End Web Application Developer to be based in Dallas, Texas (Frisco to be exact.) Here’s the scoop:

We’re on a mission to change the travel industry.
TourConnect is building a community that will allow tour operators, hotels and travel suppliers to connect and work together. We’ll apply technology to solve common challenges faced by suppliers and contractors so that they can better serve the agents and travelers that have come to depend on their service. Read More