Internet Travel Monitor - Industry News
March 20, 2013
AttractionSuite & TRIPinfo.com Form Alliance
Alliance joins marketing and technology powerhouses
LOS ANGELES, CA - TRIPinfo.com, the world's leading information and planning site for Travel Professionals, and AttractionSuite, the fast growing provider of online inventory and reservation systems for attractions, announce a technology and marketing alliance.
The alliance will provide attractions participating in partnership with special pricing and "links" to AttractionSuite’s live inventory system. AttractionSuite users will benefit from full integration with the TRIPinfo.com website and its more than 30,000 unique monthly visitors that plan and book $45+ billion in annual travel sales. Statistics show that site visitors that can link to an online inventory and reservation system are as much as 19 times more likely to actually make a purchase, turning planners into buyers. The value for participating attractions will increase sales because of online purchasing ability and the large number of travel buyers who will be exposed to their product.
AttactionSuite leading-edge technology helps the largest players in the industry better manage their business, and its affordable pricing allows for the smallest attractions to easily get online—all with no annual contract or monthly minimum! Group booking ability empowers travel pros and avoids phone calls or RFP submissions to busy sales staff. TRIPinfo.com clients benefit from AttractionSuite licensing of only $25/month and a low 2% of ticket price. The alliance includes joint marketing efforts to align with Convention & Visitor Bureaus, Destination Marketing Organizations, and Industry Associations.
The alliance provides special benefits for attractions as survey after survey shows the greatest challenge faced by attractions is getting prospects to know about their attraction, and book it. TRIPinfo.com has the leading site traffic and advertising programs for attractions to drive that traffic. By linking to AttractionSuite's Inventory and Reservation system up to 19 times more website visitors will book tours and excursions.
The presidents of both companies put the alliance together, each of whom are recognized as leading edge entrepreneurs in their industries:
Mark Browning has been one of the industry's most creative and cutting edge leaders for over 20 years. He founded TRIPinfo.com, which became and has maintained being the world's leading B2B travel professional reference, as Travel Professionals spend more time on TRIPinfo.com than any travel site. These Travel Professionals plan $45+ billion in annual volume bookings.
Lee Rosen, president of AttractionSuite, founded TRAMS which went on to become the leading provider of technology for Travel Agents and agencies providing technology solutions for over 60,000 travel agents. Rosen sold TRAMS to Sabre, where he went on to run Sabre Leisure Worldwide before leaving and joining AttractionSuite as its leader. Rosen has been recognized by many groups for his automation and industry contributions, including being named Travel Industry Executive and Educator of the Year by Tour & Travel News.
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