TourConnect Releases New Contract Format

By Announcements

Just in time for the 2015-2016 rate season, TourConnect is proud to announce our new TourConnect Contract. We reviewed every type of rate sheet and contract we could find, and developed a way to display all of the relevant supplier and rate information in a simple, clean, and efficient format.

Suppliers (such as hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, day tours, and attractions) can make their products easy for tour operators and wholesalers to sell by sending rates out in the new TourConnect Contract format. Contractors (tour operators and wholesalers) can receive all of their supplier rates in one complete, consistent format. Here’s an example of the new TourConnect Contract format:

This new contract is just one way we aim to make your life easier. Our Contractor Survey showed that the lack of an industry standard was wreaking havoc on contractors. TourConnect’s new contract format can help, and here’s a few reasons why that’s a good thing for suppliers.

Join us as we help transform our industry to be better equipped for the future.

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By Research & Insights, Suppliers, Tour Operators & Agents

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By TourConnect Team

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Major Release: Connections & Improvements for 2015/2016 Rates

By Announcements

Today, we are very excited to release the latest version of TourConnect.  This version includes a new and intuitive user interface, simplification of product and rate management, and the ability to establish connections to all your partners.  The new features and improvements we’ve made are the first major step to ensuring the best possible experience for our clients during the contracting period for 2015-2016 rates.  Here are some of the highlights available now: Read More

Top 4 Reasons Suppliers Should Care About Contractors’ Struggles to Load Rates

By Research & Insights, Suppliers, Tour Operators & Agents

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