By Blake Ng — 31 Mar 2020
Spontaneous travel is trending, particularly among the younger generations who have both the time and resources to explore the world on a whim. For tour and activity operators, this is great news. Last-minute bookings can be very beneficial.
These are the top three reasons why you should invest in a tour booking software that allows you to accept last minute bookings:
A tour that is almost full is good news, but a sold-out tour is even better news. By promoting your last few spots and making it easy to accept last minute bookings, you will be able to sell out more tours and ultimately maximize the revenue you earn per tour.
Some tour and activity companies have restrictive policies in place that prevent travelers from making reservations within 48 or 72 hours of a tour. When you accept last minute bookings, you will stand out as a more welcoming and accommodating tour provider.
Solo travel is on the rise, and solo travelers are notoriously spontaneous. To appeal to independent travelers, you need to make it as convenient as possible for them to make their tour reservations once they have arrived at your destination.
Looking to boost the last minute bookings? Here are a few best practices that you can implement at your tour and activity company:
With the right activity booking software in place, you can easily accept bookings right up until your departure time. Your tour booking software will automatically update your availability across your distribution network and will instantly deliver you the most updated manifest for your tour.
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