Bookeasy Connect - September 2016

Bookeasy on the road!

Industry Events

It's been an incredibly busy month for the Bookeasy team as we travelled around the country and overseas, attending some great Industry Events and providing some much needed Operator training.

Rebecca caught up with some of you out West at the
2016 WA Tourism Conference, while Tony went South for the VTIC Conference in Bendigo and the Victorian VIC Summit in Shepparton.

Keeping up-to-date with Bookeasy!

It's great to see our Tourism Centres reaching out to make sure their staff and operators are keeping up-to-date and getting the best out of Bookeasy!

The team have been onsite in the Sunshine Coast and Yarra Valley to provide Operator training in the last month.

It was also great to catch up also with the lovely staff at the Broome Visitor Centre and provide a refresher on all things Bookeasy!

We look forward to continue meeting many Tourism Centres and Operators this year!

What's new!

New Guest Client Console

We have just released a brand new Client Console!
Bookeasy's new client console has been designed to provide destinations with a branded front-end portal that provides a way for your guests to:
  • make online payments for bookings
  • display each individual booking attached to a reservation's itinerary
  • view the status of their booking/s
  • view and re-print their full itinerary for bookings made
In addition, your guests are no longer required to enter a username or password when accessing the client console via the link provided on their guest itinerary.
Click here to view more info

Bookeasy Release updates

The team was also busy this month preparing for the new upcoming Itineraries update and delivering some bug fixes.

For a full list of Release updates please click the link below.
View Past Development Releases

Coming Soon!

Bookeasy Product
Availability Enhancement Updates

Bookeasy is excited to announce an update coming to the way bookable product Availability is handled for Tourism Centre Staff, your guests and valued Tourism Operators.

These enhancements will provide substantial performance improvements along with new features, such as a new Availability Screen for Tourism Operators and a the introduction of a Booking Timer for your shopping carts.

To read all about this exciting endeavour, click on the button below.
Learn more about the Bookeasy Product Availability Enhancements

Bookeasy Partner Supply Platform

In last month's newsletter we announced development of a Partner Supply platform we've been hard at work on, which will provide Bookeasy destinations unprecedented streamlined access to bookable product.

Expanding on the above, testing is underway and Bookeasy is excited to be in the final stages in securing commercial agreements with our first Partner Supplier.

Watch this's coming soon!
Learn more about the Bookeasy Product Supply Platform

New Bookeasy Itineraries

In last month's newsletter we also announced new look itineraries to be released, providing Tourism Destinations, operators and guests with a streamlined, professional look that's easier on the eye.

We're in the final stages of development and will be sending out standalone communication as we get closer to launch.

In the meantime, to view all details regarding this highly anticipated project, click on the button below!
Read all about the new Bookeasy itineraries!

Another proactive Bookeasy partnership!

Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) is partnered with Bookeasy for the release of their brand new website. 

The Bookeasy team are providing dedicated VSC Operator Support, being the main point of contact for all operator queries in regards to Bookeasy setup, payment process, updates, etc. 

Nathan and Fernanda also travelled up to the Sunshine Coast to provide Operator training and meet the Industry at the VSC Member Network Event in early August.

New websites!

Congratulations to Karratha Visitor Centre for going live with their brand new website developed by beDigital (formerly Impart Media). The site is fully responsive and is looking great!

Stay tuned for future website releases, with new sites in development for destinations such as Visit Queensland, Bendigo, Katherine, Newcastle, South Coast NSW, Kalgoorlie, Pemberton, Charters Towers, Bridgetown, Shoalhaven, WA Holiday Guide, QLD Holiday Guide, East Gippsland and Heathcote!

Friendly reminder...

Are you ready for the upcoming School Holidays?

The September school holidays are just around the corner.  Is your Centre ready for the influx of families? 

Some features you might want to consider:
  • Family Hot Deals 
  • Activities for kids
  • Merchandise for kids
24th September to 9th October
1st October to 9th October
17th September to 2nd October
1st October to 16th October

Fun facts!

Good as Gold!

Since the launch of the new dashboard with a focus on Gold Medal we're noticing monthly % increases across the Bookeasy network. The more instantly bookable products = more bookings, so keep up the good work!
Until next time..!
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