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Bookeasy Connect - October 2016

Bookeasy on the road!

Another busy month with Bookeasy's own Rebecca travelling to our friendly kiwi neighbors to attend the i-SITE Conference in Cromwell NZ. We also provided on-site training to the team at Bundaberg Region in Queensland and Ballina across the border in New South Wales. We love visiting our clients and can't wait to catch up with everyone!

Coming Soon!

We're very excited as we approach the final stages of development for the release of 2 great new enhancements - The Availability update and the new look Itineraries. Watch this space for the release date very soon!

Did you know you can now search by Tour name in the internal tour search?  For a full list of Release updates please click the link below.
View Past Development Releases

Bookeasy Conference

Seeking expressions of interest...

We are seeking expressions of interest to attend a Bookeasy Conference in Darwin (NT) in February 2017. This would fall in conjunction with the Australian Tourism Awards.

We would like to know if are interested in participating or if you'd prefer a State based Conference throughout the year. Please submit your Expression of Interest below and we'll be in touch with more details!
Yes I'm interested!

New websites!

The beDigital team has been incredibly busy in the past few weeks gearing up for the release of 4 new websites for our Tourism Destination partners.

Congratulations to 
Charters Towers on the release of the first Tourism website for the city!

It was great to see KalgoorlieNewcastle and Bundaberg Region responsive websites going live over the past few weeks also, awesome work!

Congratulations to Visit Wollongong on going live with the beGadget integration on their website!

Industry insights

The importance of Visitor Centres to our Industry!

Some interesting findings on a new study by the South Australian Accredited Visitor Information Centre Network which highlights the importance of VICs for the Tourism Industry. Some of the key findings were:
  • VICs contribute to tourism yield by increasing the number of activities that a visitor will engage in and by increasing the time that a consumer will stay at a destination
     
  • Although consumers access product online, they also seek confirmation and 
    reassurance about the product. The opportunity to speak to knowledgeable and friendly locals is highly valued, and consequently, information derived form a VIC has been rated as more trustworthy, accurate and credible when compared to information derived from a website.
     
  • On the basis of the information they received at the VIC, 59% of patrons incurred unplanned expenditure of an additional $181 per adult.
View the full study here

Friendly Reminder...

Are you ready for the festive season?

Until next time..!

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