If you’re a tourism board, destination marketing organisation (DMO) or tourism industry group, FAM & press trips are a crucial part of your strategy – they’re a great way to promote your destination, forge strong relationships with key agents, journalists and partners, and generate business for your industry. In 2018, it’s no longer enough to give participants a paper itinerary and a few brochures – you need to wow them and showcase your destination as stylishly as possible.
Tour operating is a complicated business at the best of times, but MICE travel (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events) takes it to a whole new level of complexity. With big – often huge – groups [arriving on different flights at different times], multiple hotels & venues, activities, last-minute changes, and hundreds of enquiries, requests and complaints from clients and participants to contend with, organising MICE trips can give even the most unflappable tour operator sleepless nights.
By 2025 Millennials and younger generations will account for 75% of all consumers and travellers (Source: Airbnb). Numbering 79 million, Milllenials are already the biggest generation in history and they’re already spending on travel too. While saving for on a house or paying debts was the priority for previous generations, those born since 1994 rank travel as their most important expenditure (Source: Airbnb).
As usual, our development team are beavering away to continually enhance Tineri! A couple of months ago we told you about exciting new features including Chat, multi-language, our DMC module and survey reporting; now we’ve just released our latest build with more exciting features. Here’s a look at some of them…
ETOA (European Tourism Association) held their City Fair at London’s Barbican Centre yesterday (12 June), and Open Destinations were there to talk about Going Mobile at the Digital City Visitor Conference.
In front of over 100 delegates from the tech & travel sectors, Open Destinations Senior VP of Sales & Marketing Marcos Isaac and Business Development Manager Iryna Kovalchuk talked about how mobile is now an essential channel for travel companies, and how Tineri can help travel providers enhance the trip experience and increase customer loyalty by using the app.
Wondering how Tineri works? Here’s a simple graphic we made to explain the very simple workflow behind the app…
Travel technology specialists Open Destinations have today unveiled new functionality for Destination Management Companies (DMC) within their award-winning mobile itinerary app, Tineri. The app now enables DMCs, inbound tour operators and other B2B travel providers to supply their travel agent clients with mobile itineraries.
To show you about how Tineri can power operators in various travel niches, we’ve put together an initial set of demos targeted at different tour operator sectors. Click the links below to sign up and download the app to your smartphone or tablet:
Since we launched Tineri in late 2017, our development team have been feverishly improving and enhancing the product with various new functions & features. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new…
When I’m talking to travel companies about Tineri, the most common question I get asked is “How do I get my content on there?” We know that tour operating is pretty labour-intensive, and that your staff can’t afford to spend any more time on a booking than necessary – so that’s why we’ve developed numerous ways for you to get your content into our CMS and onto your travellers’ phones!