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Can You Travel the World With Crypto?

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Can You Travel the World With Crypto?

Isn't it amazing to be able to travel the world with just one currency and no worries about exchanging them? Can you imagine not needing to carry cash in your wallet? You can buy cryptocurrencies for their most appealing feature, i.e., they can get used from any device and location.  You can buy crypto with a credit card and transfer money from one person to another effortlessly with digitalization. However, the biggest issue in the context of crypto can be its acceptance. Hence, while traveling, it is crucial to list businesses and individuals who might accept crypto as a means of exchange.Your cryptocurrencies are safe and secure in your virtual wallet, even if you lose your physical wallet. Consequently, cryptocurrency can be among the most efficient forms of payment when traveling. Aside from food, cryptocurrency can get used to buying plane tickets, renting a car, and staying in a hotel. Choose Your Digital Wallet CarefullyTo start off, ensure you have money in various hot wallets, preferably online or on your mobile. It means you may still transfer money to another wallet even when an exchange is unavailable or inaccessible for whatever reason. Finally, most of your money should be kept in a hard wallet.It is not ideal to have large sums of money in an online hot wallet, which is more vulnerable to malicious attacks. Authentication Is CriticalOne of the best aspects of crypto is its worst - the crypto industry's heavy focus on technology. As a result, while you're spending cryptocurrency, it's critical to protect your digital identity. It is essential to enable 2FA (two-factor authentication) for all wallets and exchange sites. It can serve as a good indicator if someone tries logging in as you are somewhere, and you can get notified through email or SMS.  Finding Crypto-Friendly DestinationsNot every country that you aim to visit is going to be crypto-friendly. One of the first steps to take has to be to find destinations that take cryptocurrencies. But to solely rely on cryptocurrencies as a form of payment is something that we do not suggest.  If you want to attempt bitcoin travel, you should go to a place where numerous businesses accept cryptocurrencies. There are several apps and websites dedicated to locating cryptocurrency-friendly cities. Because cryptocurrency is so volatile, both in terms of its value and how various governments react, it's critical to keep your crypto knowledge up to date. Let us say on your Bangkok trip that cryptos are inoperable due to new regulations. Under such circumstances, you will surely get disappointed.El Salvador is one of the first countries to make bitcoin a legal tender in 2021. The first crypto ATM came up in Canada. Space is fast-changing, and many countries are starting to accept cryptos. Joe Biden's government released an executive order citing upcoming regulations for crypto space. Finalizing the Service ProvidersCryptocurrency is a concept nearly a decade old. It is now that businesses of all sizes and natures are adopting it. Yet, not everywhere, it is possible to sell and buy cryptocurrency. Some airlines, hotels, and restaurants opened their doors to accept crypto payments but not all.  Especially if you are looking to travel locally using the local transport, you may find it nearly impossible to commute that accepts cryptocurrency. And even if you are trying to go to a local restaurant where you can eat, it will be a little cumbersome. So, before you embark on the cryptocurrency-funded trip, make sure to finalize all the service providers.  Connecting With Other Crypto HeadsFinding people who share the same interests is hard but traveling helps build new lasting relationships. Making new friends from all around the world is one of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling. So enjoy the benefits of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to speak with others who share your interests worldwide!  It will be fun to go to a crypto meet-up and share the feeling of belonging associated with having and using a specific coin. Many connect the crypto community to a lifestyle like surfing, but because crypto-enthusiasts think they own the network, it is more probable to have deeper relationships. ConclusionYou can purchase cryptocurrency via numerous payment methods. Traveling solely on crypto is still tough, and it is vital to convert cryptocurrency (fiat) into legal tender. However, the world is getting more receptive to it year after year. You can never overlook the importance of maintaining your digital security. You can separate your cash, use 2FA (2-Factor Authentication) to protect your web wallet, and take precautions. We recommend carrying fiat currency.

Qasim Hussain

2022-04-26 16:38:05

10 tips to make a good travel video

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10 tips to make a good travel video

New technologies allow us to remember our best travel experiences through the photos and videos that we upload to social networks. They're free, and they don't collect dust on shelves or take up space in drawers. It is without a doubt the best way to immortalize our vacations.The photos require technique and good work, but the videos require a little more work and planning. In this article, I am going to give you some simple but very important tips so that you can make a good travel video of your next trip. Tips to make a good travel videoDefine the format of your videoDecide what kind of video you want to make. How long is it going to last, theme, style and content? Design a rundown of your future documentary. Get inspired by the YouTube channels of other travelers to get ideas. Choose your equipmentA good team does not have to involve a large investment. Technology allows us to have great cameras at affordable prices, but a few more things are needed if we want to make great videos. A video is about image and sound. Therefore the audio is fundamental.A microphone is essential if we also want to be the presenters of our documentaries or include interviews. A good image is not easily achieved, but a tripod or gimbal will help us a lot to get that perfect shot. Therefore, a complete film crew must consist of a camera, microphone and tripod. Investigate if you can filmYou want to make a video about the imperial palaces of Vienna, and there you discover that it is forbidden to film inside. You have planned an audiovisual guide to Stockholm, but that weekend it is raining all the time and at four in the afternoon it is dark.You have everything ready to film the craft markets of the Magical Towns of Mexico and when you visit them, it is not market day. You intend to fly your drone in the Sahara desert and when you enter Morocco, they detain it because they are prohibited. All these situations are avoided by researching before the trip. Filming takes timeJust as a good photographer takes his time before taking the shot, a good filmmaker needs it too. Even the smallest object, you have to film all its angles and take several shots. Make many different planes from each other. It avoids that all the images always look the same, even from the same place. Film enough materialsThe technique known as I record everything and then I put something together is a big mistake that never leads to a good video. You have to record the images and the places you need to mount your documentary based on the script you have created. Once you have those essential images, all the extra shots are welcome. There are never too many. Pay attention to detailsThere is a tendency among travel video enthusiasts to shoot wide shots and camera movement. The detailed shots that capture the smallest of the greatness of things and the fixed shots in which the camera remains still cannot be missing from a good travel documentary. Do not forget the resource shots, shots of everyday things in a place, which in editing are essential to dress the video well. Be careful with the soundIf we want to capture the ambient sound, be the presenters of the documentary or do interviews. First, you have to know the audio features of your equipment, for which it is necessary to have done sound tests before. You must avoid speaking in places with traffic, wind, waterfalls, and construction sites during the filming. Ues short shotsDo not edit very long shots. If it is a fixed shot in three seconds, there is plenty of time to see it and if it is in motion for more than five seconds, it begins to be long. Therefore, it is very important to have filmed many different shots during the trip. Make sure the audio works wellThe audio must accompany the image. No need to use invasive tunes. Neutral melodies are better than a musical hit. If we need several audio tracks at the same time (narrator voice and background melody), we must adjust the volume well so that they are synchronized and one track does not invade the other. Remember always to use music without copyright so that you do not have rights claims.  The best transition is the one that is not put onThe pre-configured templates and transitions of the editing programs are horrible and destroy the videos. The best transition is the one that is not put on. That is, one take gives way to the next. A fade of two images or a fade to black can add value to the video if we use them at the right time, but other more "artistic" transitions are to send them to the trash and never recycle them. ClosingNowadays, social networks are tools used by millions of users worldwide. Through YouTube, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, and many other applications, people exhibit their lives either by uploading photos or videos accompanied by texts and personal reflections. When going on vacation, these types of publications tend to be accentuated as users want to share everything they have experienced with their loved ones.Even those have become travel influencers by sharing their experiences and recommending different sites and important places around the world. If you want to become one of them, apply these tips, and you will be able to make a fancy travel video.

Qasim Hussain

2022-04-21 22:09:54

Travelpayouts is a scam company do not work with them

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Travelpayouts is a scam company do not work with them

This is very sad news for us because the company we have been promoting for many years finally scammed as well as they scammed many other people too in the near past. We have been in the industry from 2014 almost 8 years with the passion to promote and help travel agencies, agents and corporates to achieve and serve online travel business and in the last 8 years we had many ups and downs. But today this is very unfortunate for us to publish such news as we are highly afraid about the people who trust us. To be infected by any of the suppliers which we promote over our platforms. Since we do not provide any travel service directly, our business model is dependent on travel services suppliers therefore we have to promote these travel suppliers from airlines, hotels, tour operators, car rentals and more. We have added travelpayouts in our platform from the very beginning and we have been very optimistic about their business model. We have sent tons of traffic to them without having any return from them. We also build website to see how their revenue model works and we monetized some funds as well which can you view below this screenshot Here is the detailed proof for all the bookings which we provided them The amount is 157.19 $ which we never able to widthraw  according to their scamming strategy. but we never wanted to make money from them we always wanted to promote their business to people who want to make money and connect them both using our platform. But what happened in last few weeks is very unfortunate. they kept blackmailing us to change the way we work in our platform so they can drive more business and build more revenue. First they asked us to change our documents to upgrade to latest API integration and we updated their API based on requirements.  After that they asked us to change the documentation of our website and they started threatening us   When we asked them what you need us to change we do not understand please lets have online meeting so we can understand. they denied and forced us to just do what they want without even understanding the process.   After having many email conversations this is what they did with us in the end.   They suspended our API without even given us any clarification we have been in the middle of conversation and they did this which means clearly whatever they want to have to obey them. by the way this is not the first time. they suspended our API many times in the past as well but we always tough there must be some misunderstanding but after having this incident we got very shocked. And when we asked some of our clients which are working them travelpayouts they told us. they never made any money in fact they invested alot to provide them business. When we searched more on internet this is what we found about them.  And yet there are many more on other review websites. after checking all this and having this disaster with them we came to conclusion to remove them permanently from our website and platforms and aware all the industry + plus our clients to not work with them anymore as they can suspend you at anytime without listening to you even if you provide you business from years. they have no sense of doing collaboration or helping the industry all they want you to implement what they want you to do. We are writing this on our official blog and making sure all the people who are working with them to be alerted and make sure to stay away from them. and we would be no more responsible if anything goes wrong with your account from travelpayouts. As they clearly mentioned they will no more going to work with new agencies or businesses. we are no more working or promoting travelpayouts from our platforms and we take step-back after checking this business model and strategy of making money by using others. Please do not contact travelpayouts behalf of PHPTRAVELS anymore. PHPTRAVELS is already effected alot by their business model. Please share this article in travel groups so we can safe other people from not being blackmailed or lose money. 

Qasim Hussain

2022-04-09 11:10:52

Simple Techniques To Make Stunning Travel Videos

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Simple Techniques To Make Stunning Travel Videos

Travel videos are an awesome way to showcase your journey and reveal special stories to your audience. You can share an enticing travel video and share your world experiences, highlighting various tourist spots. You can create a narrative of travel from your vacation, whether you are at the Taj Mahal, the Egyptian Pyramids, at the top of New York's Skyscrapers, or even on the streets of Thailand - the possibilities are endless.  Many think that making travel videos is an extravagant and costly job, but this is just a myth. The initial phase of making travel videos could be as interesting as making movies, and you get to make all the decisions as a movie producer!Before you start making your travel video, consider the following factors: What is the goal behind making the video, and whom is the video for? Do you plan to make a documentary, a travel guide, a road trip, a travel adventure, or simply a spectacular travel escapade video as a memory of your tour? Research the various video formats, have a bigger vision in mind, and implement what you want to achieve. Record the narrative and start visualizing it and the ways you would like to capture it as the storyboard. Your tone can be descriptive, and you can also add a sequence of video shots.Identify the footage you need so that you can compile a recording list to track the content. How Long Should Your Video Be?Travel videos shouldn't be too long if they're not for YouTube (which allows longer documentaries and videos). If you are considering social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, your video should ideally last 30-60 seconds.The travel videos displayed on various channels are fast-moving, and if the viewer thinks they are too long, they may just skip them. So, keep it short but sweet. Now, on to some specific tips you can follow to create riveting travel videos! Simple Tips for Filming Amazing Travel Videos1. Get the right equipmentIt is extremely important to use the right equipment and gear with the latest video capabilities to capture very high-quality footage. Smartphones work well enough these days, but a professional video needs expert attention, perfect craftsmanship, and the right tools. Here are a few things you can take note of before you start preparing to film that awesome travel video:Pack a compact camera bag and minimize gear as much as possible, especially if you're shooting a trip in different locations a day, so that it becomes easier to move aroundYou can use gimbals or small stabilization systems to capture smooth shots Carry the right lens – preferably a wider lens with a 16-35 mm lens, with attributes like a narrower focal length and a better image quality than zoom lenses. If you plan to carry a hi-tech professional camera, make sure it is mirrorless so that you can reduce bulk. Always keep a spare one handy in case the other one gets lost or stolen. Avoid the bulky ones, as they refrain you from capturing candid moments.You can also carry a drone to capture those amazing aerial shots, but make sure you are licensed and legally permitted to fly them at your chosen location. 2. Pay attention to the lightingLighting dictates the feel and look of your travel video and is a crucial element that needs strict attention.Most people generally love shooting during the Golden Hour, which has now become a favorite time for many travel vloggers and videographers. Just after sunrise or just before sunset, you can seize the beauty of a place or nature with the warm, smooth, and directional light that beautifully complements the subject.You can shoot indoors with proper LED lighting and fixtures but let some natural light in to bring clarity to your travel videos. 3. Decide on the types of shots you want to filmConsider the type of shots or video clips that you want to film when you travel. What is the subject that you want to pay attention to? Is it vlogging about the food, culture, or habitation of a specific place, talking about people, or simply revealing the natural beauty of a place? Your shots depend on what you want to shoot. You can use static or gimbal-processed shots to make your video more attractive. You can also consider silent tripod shots, wide shots, detailed shots, open moments, lively behavioral broadcasts, and time-lapses and edit them using an online video editor.Create a variation of shots to keep your video interesting and attract maximum attention. 4. Accept the unexpectedThere will be times when things might not go as planned, but you must not get disappointed. Take the expected in your stride and just shoot in whatever weather, ambiance, atmosphere, or even people you face. It is all about your love of capturing the beauty of traveling and presenting it in front of the world to wonder about it in awe. So, accept whatever comes your way and simply give it your best shot (pun intended!). 5. Always take permissionIf you do commercial work, you must seek written permission (legally) from the people you include in your videos, especially if you are covering their life stories, their homes, or their lifestyle.To avoid any kind of legal problems and to be on the safer side, it's best to get prior assent. People love to get involved in videos, but there could be apprehensions, so be mindful of such factors. 6. Organize the clips and cutsEvery travel video, even if it's not a feature-length documentary, can be in chronological order or can have a story arc.Create a unique structure and group similar shots into a mini-scene. If you're adding a drone shot, make sure the next 2 to 5 shots should show the same scene and be shot differently.Always intentionally structure the sequence, regardless of how you make the movie. Think about how the clips are connected and how they work together to tell a story. 7. Don't forget the soundChoose the right music, sound, and background score that complements the narration, interviews, and video shots.Record the sounds at the several shooting locations and use them in each video clip. The sounds of the rain and forests, the waves at the beaches, the traffic, etc., rejuvenate the senses and help the viewer immerse themselves in the landscape. ConclusionThere are many things to consider when starting to make a travel video, but one of the most important things to remember is that you should be at peace, in a completely relaxed state of mind, and you must enjoy the entire process of travel video making. Only then will you create an enchanting travel video that will wow your audiences.Don't worry about the technicalities - your passion and perspective matter the most.

Qasim Hussain

2022-04-08 17:02:44

How to Find Aircraft for Sale

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How to Find Aircraft for Sale

The Internet Can Be Incredibly Helpful As You Prepare to Purchase a Plane Business owners and independently-wealthy travelers are learning that commercial airlines are inconvenient and time-consuming, so they’ve taken matters into their own hands.As a result, the private aviation industry is booming, as more and more people clamor to find aircraft for sale to meet their travel needs.But buying a private jet is a complicated and lengthy process that requires the guidance of an expert, like a reputable dealer or broker, and a reliable source of information on planes available for purchase. And surprisingly, your first task isn’t looking at listings. Your First Task Involves Doing a Lot of MathLight aircraft and turboprops are less expensive to own than large, long-haul jets, but they still require a good amount of money every year to remain operational. That’s right - it’s not just the purchase price you have to come up with.Unlike a house, where you can defer maintenance or upgrades and continue living there safely for years, a private jet requires ongoing care, several insurance policies, and a variety of fees you must pay before you can fly anywhere.Together with your chief financial officer or accountant, you’ll need to delve into your finances and determine how much you can afford to pay for your private jet year after year.You’ll need to prove that you are capable of paying for a jet, either through a loan, or with money you already have on hand. You’ll need documents stating as much before you can proceed with a purchase.If becoming a full owner of a business jet isn’t affordable, you can consider other options that free you from commercial air travel: jet cards, charter planes, or fractional ownership. Hire an Aircraft Dealer to Work for YouThink of an aircraft dealer like a real estate agent. They can help you find reputable listings of jets for sale, and also guide you through the purchase process to ensure it goes smoothly. An aircraft dealer should work for you, and you alone, never representing both sides of the transaction.Your aircraft dealer can also point you in the direction of honest listings of aircraft for sale, so you never fall victim to bait-and-switch tactics or confusing listings for charter services or fractional ownership, if that isn’t what you’re looking for.Speaking of honest listings, did you know that some jet listing websites don’t require any sort of credentials to prove that the aircraft listed for sale is actually real? These websites are full of inaccuracies that waste your time and make the jet-buying process a more frustrating experience than it needs to be.Any listing website you look through should require all sellers to prove their aviation industry credentials, and vet and verify each aircraft listed for sale there. It’s easy to find this out; just ask your dealer, or attempt to make a profile for yourself to see just how easy it is. Read and Understand Every ListingMileage on an odometer is nothing to a jet. What’s really important are the cycles and engine hours.If you didn’t know this already, then you need to brush up on the information that should be present in every listing of a jet for sale. Having at least a baseline knowledge will help guide your purchase decision, so you won’t feel buyer’s remorse later when you need to upgrade quickly or when you realize you don’t love the amenities onboard.Always Have Inspections PerformedThe private aviation industry is just as competitive, if not more competitive, than the housing market in major cities. There are far more jet buyers than there is inventory. That said, you may be tempted to waive inspections on a used jet as a ploy to get the seller to accept your purchase offer.But when it comes to aircraft, this is a terrible idea. Aircraft inspections determine whether an aircraft is skyworthy and safe to fly, as well as investigate major maintenance or upgrade needs, so you’re well-informed before signing on the dotted line. Never skip an inspection, for your own safety - and because it’ll likely cost you a pretty penny later. Be PatientFinding a private jet that suits your needs can take years. Unlike housing or a vehicle, aircraft acquisitions are governed by many laws, particularly if you plan to fly internationally. The process involves the creation and distribution of many documents, various inspections, and the submission of proof of insurance, just to name a few.The time-consuming process is all worth it in the end, though, when you’re free to fly about the globe in your aircraft.

Qasim Hussain

2022-03-29 21:19:13

Things To Do And Sites To See In Sofia

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Things To Do And Sites To See In Sofia

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and is a city with rich history and fascinating buildings - certainly a great travel destination. Whenever you visit the pride of Bulgaria or get a home for rent, you are bound to come across some extraordinary spectacles that will blow your mind, from historical tales to architectural landscapes. There are incredibly old Churches and Mosques that stand proud to this day with other Russian and Roman-inspired constructs serving as quite a sight. This leaves you with so many things to do in Sofia.  Beyond that, there are even new sites and buildings being discovered today. Majority of the structures to be seen in Sofia are from the 1800s after Bulgaria retook her independence. You could also visit the museums of Sofia or the beautiful mountains in Sofia when you go on vacation as well. Spending your holidays in Sofia will be a sweet experience thanks to this article, and below are some of the best sites to visit whenever you go to Sofia, Bulgaria: Nevski CathedralOne of the first things to do in Sofia might be to visit this beauty. The edifice is an incredibly large building and a fascinating piece of monumental architecture. The cathedral can accommodate ten thousand individuals and stands as the second-biggest cathedral in the region. The building is as old as the late 19th century just as the Ottomans were being driven away and Bulgaria became a sovereign nation. This incredible creation was initially meant as a way to honour Russian soldiers who gave their lives in the fight for freedom. If you have the opportunity to be inside the large cathedral, be sure to gaze up when you’re in the main cupola, a phenomenal religious mural will be clear as day. A crypt resides there too for tourists and other visitors to visit. St. George RotundaSince the 300s, this building has been standing, and is a constant reminder of how long people have been in this place from the times of old Serdica to modern-day Sofia, Bulgaria. Those visiting this spot from all around Europe and the world will get to see the oldest architectural structure in current Sofia. The little details all over the walls and fresco designs from ages past can be seen as you walk through the red brick Church - which the Ottomans converted to a Mosque when they made the frescoes.  Vitosha BoulevardImagine that you rent apartment in Sofia from sites like https://karta.com/ then head on out for site-seeing, one of the most aesthetically pleasing areas you could visit is the Vitoria Boulevard, a majestic place where you can find all the high-class fashion brands and other luxurious-looking shops and buildings. Spending an hour or more there as you bask in the tea served at a cafe or just walking by a row of exquisite and high-class buildings is one of the more pleasant things to do in Sofia. St. Sofia ChurchAn iconic Church which the city was named after, so when you go on the holidays in Sofia, visiting it might be something you should try. This respected site was made under the Serdica’s necropolis, and you can still see the old remains upon which it was constructed as tombs underneath the place. For a time under Ottoman rule, this red brick church was turned into a Mosque, then when Bulgaria got its independence, it was reverted back to a Church and became a great tourism center for the city.  Boyana ChurchThis Church that was constructed in the medieval era is situated in an area - near the bottom of the Vitosha mountain - that looks like a daydream as you traverse nice trees and the suburban city. The structure was constructed in three stages over 800 years and has some of the most realistic fresco paintings that you may ever see as part of its interior. Mind you, these luscious artistic Biblical stories were drawn many years before the Renaissance era. Vitosha MountainFor those of you searching for a more exciting experience, this mountain that goes over 2000 metres is the spot for you. The best way to arrive at the nature park on the mountain is through the gondola that takes you right to the ski resort. You could go to the Black Peak from there which is sure to be a treat. The mountain is a natural source of pride for the city and nation as a whole, as it attracts adventurous tourists both for its beauty and for the natural elements people can experience when there. National Institute of ArchaeologyIn the early 20th century, all the archaeological findings spread about the country were brought to the same place. This centre was the Grand Mosque that became defunct after the restoration of Bulgaria and it was renamed. The structure is divided into four major parts based on function. The first is the prehistoric section which is where the very ancient archaeological findings are stored. The second is the Main Hall where archaeological things from the classical era deemed important are kept. The third is the Medieval area which, as the name implies, is meant for the curation of medieval archaeological artefacts. And the fourth is the Treasury. National Historical MuseumThe staple museum of Sofia is situated in the former home of the now-dead dictator and has Stalin-inspiree architecture with a beautiful courtyard leading to the museum. With an incredible collection of antiques that is around 65,000 on display, it is said that the ones on display are merely a fraction of the true number of the wide variety of items curated in this museum. Central Mineral BathsThese mineral baths are one of the tourist attractions for Bulgaria dating back to old times. With fantastic architecture, a garden that is accessible by all, a hot water-fueled fountain located at the epicentre and coming from minerals, and an aesthetically-pleasing vestibule, the bathing complex housing many mineral baths is among the most snapped structures in all of Sofia.

Qasim Hussain

2022-03-07 14:25:20

Your 2022 Guide to Visiting Florence for a Day

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Your 2022 Guide to Visiting Florence for a Day

Florence is one of the most popular travel cities in Italy - and for good reason! For one, the city boasts immaculate Renaissance architecture and art. Everywhere you go, you are surrounded by beautiful scenes.  Furthermore, this city is one of the best cities for foodies in all of Europe. In fact, much of the culture here is built on food. Florence cuisine is so beloved that people from all over the world travel here to try its food.  There are also a number of exciting activities and experiences to have in the city. There are an endless amount of clubs, bars, museums, and stores to visit in Florence. If you plan on going to Florence, it is smart to create an itinerary for your trip. This way, you can make the most of your time and avoid getting lost. You should also plan on finding luggage storage in Florence; especially if you’re only visiting for a day. The last thing you want to do is carry your luggage around when you are exploring the city.  For your next trip to Europe, make sure to make a stop in this legendary Italian city. Even if you only have a day to stop by, it is more than worth it. To make things easier on you, here is a 2022 guide for visiting Florence for a day! Typical Costs To Expect There are few cities in Europe that share an international reputation as big as Florence’s. For that reason, it is one of the most expensive places to travel to in the continent. It is particularly costly to go to Florence in the summertime. However, if you plan wisely, it certainly is possible to visit Florence on a budget. You just have to know where to go and what to do. Avoid eating out at expensive restaurants, buying overpriced drinks, and booking lavish hotel rooms. When traveling in Florence, you need to know how to avoid tourist traps and spot potential rip-offs. Do some research before you go out on what spots are worth visiting and which ones are just going to drain your pockets.  Regardless of the price, Florence is still an amazing place to visit. There is a reason why so many people clamor for this famed city; because it is that special. Eating and Drinking SmartFor food, try to eat at places outside of the city’s center. This is where most of the exorbitant food is found. Generally, if you stick to osterias and trattorias, dishes will be as low as 8-9 euros a piece. Also, groceries are very cheap in Italy, so it might pay off to eat a few meals from home.  As for drinks, it is pretty much unavoidable to pay high prices if you go to a bar or club. However, you can get liquor for cheap in local shops. Drinking in public is legal in Italy so feel free to enjoy a drink while you roam the streets. One tip that will save you a lot of money is to bring your own water bottles. You will learn that water bottles are extremely expensive at most shops in Florence. Instead of paying $5 or more for a single water bottle, bring your own! Finding a Place to Stay  Instead of booking a hotel room, you might be better off booking a hostel. For a little over $20 a night, you’ll be able to stay right in the heart of Florence. Otherwise, you will be paying $60-100 a night at an average hotel.  At a hostel, you will be sharing a room with many other people. In terms of theft, it is a little more risky. However, it is a fraction of the cost of a hotel. If you want to save as much money as possible, do not book a hotel in the historical center. It is highly convenient because of its close proximity to the city’s main attractions, but it is very expensive to stay there.  Some alternative neighborhoods to stay in include Santo Spirito, Santa Maria, Annuziato, and Sant’Ambrogio. These destinations are more cost-friendly, but still nice.  This city is very crowded. If you are looking for a quiet, secluded place to get away to, this is not the place you want to go to! The city is constantly flooded with tourists, especially college students.  Getting AroundFlorence is a walking city. For the most part, you can get around pretty comfortably by foot or public transportation.  The city is fairly small, so no matter where you stay, you should not have an issue getting around. Most of the biggest attractions are a 15-minute walk away from each other.  One way to explore and learn about the city is to find a free walking tour. There are a ton of these offered around the city. Just look up “free walking tour” on your GPS and find the nearest one. General Things to KnowSome travelers prefer to stay away from the touristy areas of the places they visit, so they can get a better sense of how the locals live. If this sounds like you, try to avoid the central areas of Florence like San Marco, Duomo, and Santa Croce. This is where most of the tourists go. Yet, it is also where the best shops and events are.  If you plan on going to a lot of different places in Florence, you may want to buy a Firenze Pass. This is essentially an all-access pass to many of the top museums in the city. It costs 72 euros and about 82 US dollars. Some museums cost almost that much by themselves to visit, so if you plan on touring museums, this one is a no-brainer.  Florence is known for its prestigious collection of museums. Using a Firenze Pass can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run. Just remember that you will have to make reservations for some museums, such as Bruneleschi’s Dome.

Qasim Hussain

2022-02-25 14:17:11

Talk to Your Clients About Chartering a Private Jet

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Talk to Your Clients About Chartering a Private Jet

And Finally Get Them to Book That Big TripIf you’re a travel agent, you’re always looking for amazing ways to serve your clients and make their flights as easy as possible. Lately, flying with commercial airlines has been a clunky and overwhelming process, which can really drag down your business. Choosing private jet services for your clients is a great way to boost your revenue, and help your clients fly stress free.Not sure how to convince them to elevate their flight plans? Check out these perks of chartering a private jet, so you can provide the best service for your clients. It’s Much Less StressfulHow many times have passengers found themselves stressed out on their way to the airport? They may have to ensure you have all their work equipment or need to wrangle members of their family to get there on time. Plus, the added work of gathering all the right documents and worrying about luggage.When your clients book a private jet for their flight, onboarding is super-simple and very efficient. They get to arrive at their leisure, never worry about missing a flight, and leave their cares at home. Finally, a smooth start for their next journey. Get Closer to Their DestinationLayovers are the worst! Not only do passengers have to keep track of their luggage, but finding a place to relax in between flights is impossible. By the time they get to their destination, they’re exhausted. Private jets get them much closer to their destination, so they don’t have to waste hours of their time waiting in a boring commercial airport.Private jet services also provide passengers a lounge where the flight crew gives them personal care and escorts them into the aircraft. That means their comfort is taken care of for 100% of their flight. Find Extra Safety on a Private JetPrivate jets are held to a much higher safety standard than commercial planes. Safety measures on every inch of a private jet are strictly enforced, and compliance testing is performed often. When your clients choose private jet services, they can be sure they’re flying securely. Private jets are also flown by incredibly skilled pilots that can quickly deal with any kind of emergency, which allows them to change course as required.What’s more is that private jets are better for your clients’ health, because they are in less contact with other people. That means they have less risk of being exposed to Covid-19 and other illnesses. Enjoy Unique Quality Time With FamilyYou’ve heard people say, “half the fun is getting there.” That couldn’t be more true when you fly in a private jet. Even when your clients fly first class, their family is packed into a small and uncomfortable space. Private jets feature plenty of space, flexible seating, and sensational memories.Charting a private jet gives your customer's family much more privacy, too. This means they don’t have to worry about their kids bothering anyone on the flight, and can let them be themselves. Be Productive While They FlyHave you ever tried to be productive on a commercial flight? Then you know getting your work done is an arduous task. Commercial flights rarely have working Wi-Fi, and they certainly don’t offer enough room for all your electronics.However, private jets have everything your client needs for a productive workday in the sky. Services often include strong internet connections and silence for concentration. They’ll also get more work done, because they won’t lose time with lengthy layovers. Pets are WelcomeIt’s not a secret that commercial flights don’t offer acceptable conditions for furry family members. They’re cold, dark, and very lonely. When your client charters a private jet, they’re allowed to bring their pet into the cabin, where it will be safe, cozy, and with the person it loves the most.Having a pet in the cabin is a stress-reliever for both your client and their pet. Not only can they rest easy with their pet by their side, passengers don’t have to worry about putting their pet in a kennel or hiring a pet-sitter before their trip. Food They Actually Want to EatPrivate jets come with mind-blowing kitchens, where flight staff can store and cook food that’s fresh and delicious. Your clients won’t have to deal with bland food and limited options on commercial flights anymore.If your client has dietary restrictions, private jet services can easily create meals that are customized and delicious. This considerably enhances their flight experience. Unmatched Onboard EntertainmentThere’s no doubt about it, commercial flights are boring! When your clients fly on a private jet, there's never a dull moment. They can choose which movies or TV shows they want to watch, play games, or browse the internet to their heart's content.On a commercial flight, kids are stuck in their seats. However, they have plenty of space to play on a private jet. Passengers can even request entertainment for their children before their flight, so they don’t have to worry about their kids getting bored or cranky. The TakeawayWhether it’s for business or pleasure, chartering a private jet gives your clients ultimate control over their flight. They’ll be offered luxury, convenience, and comfort throughout their journey, and receive VIP perks they’ll never want to fly without. So, customize your clients’ trip with private jet services, and your travel agency will rise to the top.

Qasim Hussain

2022-02-22 11:15:15

Journey To Net-Zero: How Can Travel Companies Decrease Carbon Expenditure

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Journey To Net-Zero: How Can Travel Companies Decrease Carbon Expenditure

The harsh truth is that there are two aspects to the link between climate change and tourism: climate change influences tourism and tourism has an impact on climate change. The travel sector is one of the most vulnerable industries to climate change. Yes, the effects of this global phenomenon are slow, but they’re definitely there. From extreme weather to more frequent and more catastrophic natural disasters, we’re seeing record-low attendance in places that were previously swarming with people. This harms restaurants, hotels, etc. that rely on tourism, causing a domino effect of unemployment and closed businesses. The thing is, the industry also contributes 8% of the planet’s greenhouse gasses that cause global warming. To achieve long-term viability and see an increase in sales in travel agencies and other travel organisations, it’s important for those in tourism to take their carbon footprint into account.  If you’re just about to begin your journey to net-zero as a company, below are some actions you can take so that you can do your part in the fight against climate change.  Know Your GHG & Set Your Goals Effectively  If you want to reduce your impact on the environment and the entire planet, the first thing you will have to do is a procedure called carbon accounting for your travel businesses. This will simply measure your greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Fortunately, there are various private agencies that are carbon footprint certified and can assist your businesses in calculating your CO2 emissions. Once your GHG emissions have been determined, the data must be evaluated to determine which of the company's operations produces the most pollutants. Once this study is completed, you can then begin to create strategies that will minimize your emissions. Set your ambitions as high as possible, but keep them feasible.  Create climate action plans to guide the execution of activities needed to achieve your targets, which should be evaluated and adjusted if necessary.  Be Transparent To Your Partners & Customers Companies must commit to measuring their effects on the environment and become far more transparent about sustainability. Doing this will help your customers make informed purchase decisions. Give your audience the right information about the impact their chosen vacation has on the places they are going. Companies have the opportunity to establish industry measures for evaluating and publicising their environmental effects. Soon enough, this will most likely be required by legislation in nations most vulnerable to climate change. Be more transparent by publishing your climate targets and plans. You can even use your efforts as a marketing upside because, sooner rather than later, sustainability will not just be a selling point but instead be something mandatory. Monitor and report your progress accurately and regularly on your website or any other public platform. If you haven’t yet, now’s the best time to hire remote developers for your travel business.  Collaborate Within and Outside of Your IndustryYou’re definitely not alone on this journey towards net-zero. Whenever you have the chance, join and engage in industry alliances and networks to share and learn from the climate activities of others. Take this moment to keep up with the latest developments and share your experiences. Another great way to collaborate is to support and learn from other Travel & Tourism companies that aren't as sophisticated as you are, especially SMEs—you will learn a lot from them.  Finance Your Transition Decreasing your company’s carbon expenditure is a responsibility that is expensive to keep. However, every penny will be worth it as long as the actions you take mean that the world will be a little better than it was before. The best way to go about this is to recognise your financial requirements in order to meet your climate goals and invest in both mitigation and adaptation strategies. Another way you can do this is by adopting more comprehensive carbon pricing measures to aid in the direction of climate-conscious purchasing decisions. Raise Awareness & Build Capacity Wherever Possible Your travel company’s net-zero journey shouldn’t stop with you. Keep your people involved by investing in human capital and providing sustainable training and development opportunities. Prioritise developing climate knowledge and expertise in-house. However, you should also know when outside assistance is required. If your company has the capacity to do so, appoint a Chief Sustainability Officer and create specialized sustainability teams wherever they are needed.For your customers, you can make sustainable options the default. Give them the opportunity to opt out rather than opt in.Lastly, change within the company is inevitable, so it’s best to set up internal accountability systems. The reason for this is so that all current climate commitments and initiatives can withstand future system changes such as mergers, acquisitions, or changes in leadership. Net-zero For Tomorrow & BeyondThe thing that we have to keep in mind as part of the tourism industry is that the climate crisis won’t kill tourism. We can still go on living our lives and serve the people who demand it. However, we’re already seeing how detrimental its effects are. It’s not only our businesses that are impacted by it—it’s all of us. It’s every human being, every animal, every life living on Earth. Right now, as an industry and as part of the human race, we are extremely vulnerable to climate change. That’s why there is no better time than now to take action, be responsible, and go forth with our journey to decrease carbon expenditure and achieve net-zero.

Qasim Hussain

2022-02-15 00:25:24

Tips on How Travel Agencies Should Prepare For Extreme Weather Conditions

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Tips on How Travel Agencies Should Prepare For Extreme Weather Conditions

The weather becomes more unpredictable each day due to climate change which is why it is crucial for travel agencies to always prepare early for the worst. There are a lot of factors to consider when you’ll be facing extreme weather conditions especially because the lives of people are on the line. Knowing their basic information including health conditions is, therefore, a must. It is usually a protocol for travel agencies to send out a form to their clients which contains questions about their physical condition. This would be most helpful during situations such as being stranded in a place due to severe weather. To know more about how to better prepare for extreme weather conditions when planning for a trip, check out the tips below! Plan ahead. You wouldn’t want to wait for a crisis to happen so even there is no sign of rain, your agency should have an emergency preparedness plan in place. Your team should be used to monitoring offshore weather forecasts so everyone will quickly know whether you need to make trip adjustments. Regularly checking the weather forecasts can usually give you enough days of notice to prepare as needed. To plan for severe weather, you must have your list of contacts including the coordinators in the place you’re visiting aside from your clients. It’s also imperative that you’ve signed up for emergency notifications at regional public alerts. This can help you track road closures, traffic, and even access real-time weather information.  Another important task is to always stock up on basic provisions such as water, food, medications, and clothing among other things. You can charge as necessary should the need for them arises.  Create a communications plan. This is part of the whole preparation to become weather-ready since you wouldn’t really know what could happen. Some of the situations you can expect are power failures, loss of communication services, and incredibly cold temperatures. Make sure that you have a full list of who to contact during emergencies which includes the local government office, nearby hospitals, emergency contacts of those who are part of the trip, and the like. Some agencies also bring a radio with them in case the signal on mobile phones gets cut. It should be clear to your clients the point persons from your team to make them feel safer and be familiar with your team.If you have older adults joining your trip, you may want to consider bringing an easy-to-read thermometer that could be placed indoors and would be hassle-free for you to check frequently. This is because the elderly are more susceptible to health problems due to the cold.  Prepare your vehicle. It’s not only humans that need preparation but also machines so if you’re bringing the agency’s car, ensure that you get the radiator system checked prior to the trip. You may advise the same to your vehicle provider if you’ll only be renting one. Otherwise, you can check the antifreeze level yourself with a tester. It’s a must that you also verify whether the tires have adequate air pressure and tread. Other things you should check include the brakes, defroster, emergency flashers, ignition, exhaust, battery, and oil. When you’ve assessed that it’s alright to continue with the trip despite possible severe weather, the route should be planned ahead of time. The driver must also be reminded about travel safety procedures such as looking out for pedestrians and turning on the light to increase visibility. Bring an emergency weather kit as well with items like a flashlight, chains, snow shovel, first aid kit, jumper cables, bright-colored flags, waterproof matches, and a bag of sand among others.  Expect the worst-case scenario. When faced with an unpleasant situation, do not panic even if your clients already do. To give an example, if you happen to be stranded in the vehicle, stick with your emergency preparedness plan and show authority to calm the passengers. There’s no need to call 911 as well unless you’re having a bad medical situation on board. Wait for the conditions to improve as you pull off the road into a safe spot. Should you want to leave the vehicle, make sure it’s not in the travel lane and give clear instructions for everyone to walk with extra caution as you take the lead. Head for the most accessible public establishment or transit stop. Once everyone is secured, aim to retrieve your vehicle at the soonest possible time.  Don’t sweat the setbacks. The possibility of postponing and canceling trips due to severe weather has always been there in the travel industry. You should also be prepared for this. While waiting for conditions to be better, think of ways how to reengage your clients and make them take the trip again another time. You can also offer to hold off their fees should they wish to so they wouldn’t need to re-do the payment process. Being part of the travel industry requires much preparation, patience, and creativity. You just need to regularly gather useful information such as the weather forecast to weather any difficulties.  These are only a few of the tips on how to prepare for severe weather. Follow these while also ensuring that the whole team is in good shape to actualize the emergency plan. Once that’s also covered, you’re all set!

Qasim Hussain

2022-01-14 00:37:47

Why Should Travel Companies Become SOC 2 Compliant

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Why Should Travel Companies Become SOC 2 Compliant

Now that the travel restrictions are starting to ease up around the world, the travel industry is starting to get back on its feet.  As travel companies start to reopen and vie for the attention (and booking) of customers, it’s important to assure prospective clients that your company offers the best service.One way of gaining an edge over the competition is through compliance with various national and international standards. Among these standards is the System and Organization Controls for Service Organizations 2 or SOC 2 compliance. While this is not required by law, it adds credibility to your travel company and boosts confidence for your clients.To better appreciate, here are a few more details about SOC 2 as well as reasons why travel companies should pursue compliance with this standard. A voluntary complianceThe System and Organization Controls for Service Organizations 2 was developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). SOC 2 sets criteria that guides organizations on how to handle and manage customer data based on the Trust Services Criteria of security, processing integrity, availability, privacy, and confidentiality.SOC 2 reports are adapted to each business’ practices, and allows them to design process control measures that can help them adhere to these principles of trust. There are two types of reports under SOC 2 compliance efforts:Type I makes a summary of the company’s existing systems and whether it complies with the identified trust principles.Type II describes the operational efficiency of the systems detailed in the Type I report. Advantages of having an SOC 2 compliance.Having an SOC 2 compliance is greatly beneficial for a company, especially those in the travel industry. Travel companies regularly handle sensitive and confidential customer data including dates of birth, full names, and even credit card details. Being SOC 2 1. Customer protectionProtecting customer data should be paramount for all companies because having your business targeted by external attacks will cause customers to lose confidence in your business, not to mention your liabilities should they face danger or inconvenience because of their leaked data. Additionally, SOC 2 compliance is a testament to your company’s commitment to secure customer data and gives you a competitive edge over other companies that do not have the same compliance. Between a company that has something to show for its ability to protect its customer data and another that doesn’t, customers are more likely to go with the company that offers more value for their money. 2. Professional assuranceWith an SOC 2 compliance under your belt, you can rest assured that your networks and your systems are secure enough to handle and manage customer data. This assurance extends to your employees and their jobs and to even to your business and industrial partners. Additionally, using SOC 2 compliant software adds confidence that your systems are built on similarly secure software.Additionally, it also helps assure that your travel company is prepared to meet security standards that might be required by the federal government. Travel companies regularly coordinate with federal agencies. Some government branches require the use of security protocols to protect their transactions on top of customer data. 3. Boosts compliance effortsThe criteria and requirements to secure an SOC 2 compliance largely overlaps with other data security frameworks such as ISO/IEC 27001 or the international standard for information security management. It also dovetails with the standards as outlined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which outlines the management and protection of sensitive patient health information–some of which are also handled by travel agencies.If you’re looking to boost your travel company credentials by complying with various data management standards, working out how to become SOC2 compliant at the beginning could make other compliance efforts easier. 4. Save on cybersecurity costsTo put it straight, working on an SOC 2 compliance will require you to update your systems and probably upgrade your existing equipment. This is even before the audit, which will also cost your company. However, all these will pale in comparison if your company becomes the target of a data breach.According to IBM, 2021 posted the highest average cost of data breaches in 17 years at  $4.24 million. This figure is expected to rise even higher in the following years. Keeping your systems updated and compliant to SOC 2 standards can help provide your travel agency with the protection it needs from the rapidly-evolving cybersecurity attacks. ConclusionRegardless of whether you're working for an international travel company or operating a small business in the same industry, you should start considering applying for an SOC 2 compliance certification. Not only does it give you something to brag and market about, it actually prepares your systems for the rigors and challenges of cybersecurity today. Additionally, it gives you a peace of mind knowing that you’re doing right by your customers. An SOC 2 compliance helps build confidence in your business and prevent data breaches that can cost your company a lot.

Qasim Hussain

2021-12-23 20:54:02

How Travel Businesses Can Securely Handle Customer Data

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How Travel Businesses Can Securely Handle Customer Data

To conduct proper business and cater to the changing needs of their customers, travel businesses need to handle customer data with the utmost sensitivity. Customer data management is vital due to a bevy of private financial information.In today’s interconnected world, companies need to handle customer data securely. Here’s how travel businesses do it and how you can try it for your business too.Update Your Hardware, Software, and Storage Having a cybersecurity team in the tourism industry is not always a requirement in the tourism industry. Most travel companies use either a cloud-based system or an onsite data center. Smaller companies don’t even have dedicated servers to handle their business, simply having network storage and good internet. The most important way to start with your cybersecurity efforts is to ensure that you install and update your software. Make sure that you have antivirus, antimalware, and antispyware protection. Have your software regularly updated and only work with what you need, rather than what you think you’d need.One of the most significant issues that small travel businesses have with their networks is using software that they think works, only to never update it ever again. Software, including antivirus and antispyware, needs consistent updates as threats change.If you don’t have it already, invest in a secure, dedicated server with minimal access used only for you and your employees. You can even invest in a cloud server if you don’t have the finances to buy hardware for your team. Encrypt Your NetworkWith the software and the server, you want to ensure that your entire network is encrypted and protected, primarily when you transmit data. Encryption can help keep your data secure from anyone trying to intercept customer information.Why should you do encryption now? The tourism industry handles a wealth of personal data, together with a combination of several important documents. From your passports, credit card information to your travel itinerary, the last thing you want is for these details to fall into the wrong hands.Password protection is not enough anymore. Hackers can run exploits to access private information that is even put behind passwords. Even if companies add security policies, hackers will find malicious but unintended backdoors.You can start small with your encryption efforts. Ensure that data transmission from your website uses SSL encryption and ensure that you have an HTTPS protocol for your website. If you can, use a virtual private network (VPN) to mask your IP address and encrypt your line. If you have to, encrypt your servers and end-user with data encryption solutions too. Follow or Emulate GDPR Compliance RequirementsDepending on where you operate, one fantastic way travel businesses secure their data is compliance with the GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an important EU legislation on data protection and privacy for end-users.Travel businesses that comply with GDPR have requirements to give them certification. These rules include lawful and transparent processing of customer data, together with notifications and protections in case of an existing data breach.For companies in the EU, GDPR compliance is a mark of protection. If you’re a business, you would want to emulate the rules that the EU set about to help protect your customer data. If you’re looking for a model to follow, these guidelines can help you outline the internal policies you can use to strengthen your data security further. Secure Your Online Payment ProcessorsTravel businesses mostly use different online payment processors for ticketing and various travel packages. Frictionless experiences, however, may mean a less secure way of payment for your customers, which then puts their personal data at risk whenever they pay on your website.There are three pillars to online payments in travel businesses. These are fraud management, regulatory compliance, and data security. These make the checkout experience simple, secure, and protected for all payment methods, from debit cards to credit cards. To make your payment processing simple, there are several ways to do it. For starters, you can work with a third-party payment processor that handles all the security for you. Many of these processors have their own security environments that make it easy to secure payments.If you’re looking to add your own payment processing, make sure to encrypt the data with SSL and TLS protocols, together with credit card payment tokenization, so hackers cannot access payment information with a stray link.Request CVV to protect your company from identity thieves and require two-factor authentication for credit cards. Match IP address and billing information for your customers to flag potentially fraudulent transactions too. Train Your EmployeesData privacy is crucial across all businesses, especially for the travel and tourism industry. This makes employees a valuable partner in cybersecurity measures to help you prevent hacking and protect customer data. Consistent education is vital for most travel businesses. The tourism industry regularly trains everyone involved with security protections and measures to keep their data safe. Phishing attempts, malware, and ransomware can be pretty common in the industry, together with rather arcane ways of keeping passwords and data. For example, some workers keep their usernames and passwords in notes stuck on their monitors. These pieces of paper are available for anyone to see, which opens the business to an endless number of eyes that can copy these security details.Educate employees on the different types of cyberattacks they can experience. Ensure that they follow regulations to a T, especially if it’s strict compliance laws like the HIPAA or the GDPR. Be TransparentLike any business, the travel industry is privy to the entire customer journey. Companies will be there from start to finish, and a company needs to be upfront about its data privacy rules. At every touchpoint, it’s crucial to tell customers what data you get from them and what is kept during the process.Do whatever privacy disclosure the law requires, from site cookies, tracking data, and credit card information. Make sure that the policy is clear and detail what kinds of protections you afford them. This can help build customer trust, especially towards a travel business that will handle sensitive information. Final ThoughtsTravel businesses handle some of the most crucial customer data to give them a seamless, frictionless experience in their travels. Regardless of your size, it’s essential to follow the best practices for data privacy. Protecting customer data can assure your clients are safe and sound in your hands.

Qasim Hussain

2021-12-13 21:44:36

Fundamentals of Domain Names

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Fundamentals of Domain Names

Website, URL, Domain name. Aren’t they the same? You might have heard them being used interchangeably, but each one has a separate meaning.WebsiteA digital resource, such as a web page, a collection of web pages or multimedia content, which are accessible on the World Wide Web. URLAn acronym that represents Uniform Resource Locator and refers to the particular route to the location of a website. Think of it as GPS directing you to a specific location within an address. An example would be https://reinvent.com. Domain nameAn identifier which is used to locate and access a website. It is essentially a web address. Domain names must be registered and renewed through a registrar service. Reinvent.com and replay.org would be examples of domain names. HERE’S HOW A DOMAIN NAME MIGHT APPEAR:Top-Level DomainThe top-level domain (TLD), also known as the domain extension, is the ending of the domain name, or the letters that follow the dot symbol. For example, common domain extensions are .com (commercial), .org (organization) and .net (network). There are also country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) such as .us (United States), .ca (Canada), .co (Colombia), .cn (China), .eu (European Union). If you are thinking about securing a domain name for your website, decide which extension you want to use from the very beginning. Unless you are launching a non-profit, or other non-commercial venture, .com is generally going to be the best choice. Your domain name is a crucial component of your brand, and with over 140,000,000 active .com registrations, it is the most recognized extension in the world, which can immediately add a degree of trustworthiness and authority to your website. Second Level DomainThe second level domain is simply the section to the left of the dot symbol. In our example of reinvent.com, "reinvent" is the second level domain. You can get creative, but keep in mind that shorter domain names, which exclude hyphens are better; they are more memorable. Many organizations simply use their brand name for convenience because it is their identity, but others use a keyword which defines their industry, or the products and services they provide. SubdomainIn addition to your domain name, subdomains can be used to organize your website into different sections, such as "blog.reinvent.com" and "partner.reinvent.com". Although subdomains are created separately to the main domain name, they are still referred to as part of the domain.Source 

Qasim Hussain

2021-11-06 17:47:46

How To Discover The Best Travel Agency In Calgary

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How To Discover The Best Travel Agency In Calgary

Finding the right travel agency is essential as it plays a vital role in customer satisfaction. The best travel agencies in Calgary are in high demand nowadays due to their travel booking options and are available at a low price with attractive discounts. They help provide a hassle-free experience for the customers and ensure that their travelers have a smooth and relaxed journey. Most travel agencies in Calgary come with excellent management team experts who help solve customer queries and provide the best traveling experience for the customers. Factors to check before opting for the best travel agency in Calgary: 1. Specialization It plays a vital role as the best travel agencies focus on a wide range of transportation systems. This includes flights, cars, trains, buses, and much more. Due to the increase in demand, most agencies also provide options for booking hotels at attractive prices. Many combo packs are also available where the hotel and transportation package costs are available. This makes it easy and comfortable for travelers.   2. Quality of services It is imperative when it comes to customer satisfaction. Best movers Calgary offers an excellent quality of services with their on-time delivery deadlines. Good quality of services also helps to earn customer trust over the years and ensures a high demand among its competitors. It can create a brand value that is not achievable in a short period but by the goodwill created from a continuous stream of satisfied customers only. For this reason, the reviews should be checked for recent years to pick the best of the lot.   3. Technology Most traveling agencies make use of the latest technological tools nowadays. Make sure that you opt for a travel agency that is technically sound and uses the latest navigation tools to make you stay updated from time to time. Most travel agencies make use of the newest computer software and detection tools. These tools can help them navigate the easiest and the shortest routes, ensuring the travelers reach their desired destinations on time. When you are continually updated on your journey, there is very little chance of any mishap or missed connection on your trip.  4. Online Marketing The best travel agencies have a robust online presence to connect to a wide range of customers. Having an online presence helps to increase agency branding. As most customers are easy to connect online and chat with, it also helps develop brand awareness.  5. Travel Blog support Many travel agencies come with online travel blog support that helps to give a detailed description of the travel. This is of great help to those customers who are traveling or opting for their services for the first time. These blogs come with attractive pictures of the destinations, and their reviews help make the decision process easier for travelers.6. Customer Reviews Customer reviews play a vital role in understanding whether a travel agency is good or not. Most of them provide honest feedback regarding the journey. Also, the ratings help gain insight into the quality of services offered by the traveling agencies. 7. Offers and Discounts Most of the travel agencies come up with great offers and discounts. These perks help attract a large number of customers. Make sure that you opt for the best price and check the features of choosing the traveling agencies’ services.  8. Security and ReliabilityTravel agencies need to provide maximum security and reliability for the customers. Their websites must come with high encryption protocols that will ensure safe and sound payment. The payment gateways must be strictly embedded to prevent any outside interference and prevent any loss of confidential information of the customers. 9. Customer Support The best travel agencies have excellent customer support that helps to solve customer queries on time regarding traveling and booking. This step is done via email, calls, and text messages. It helps keep in touch with the customers and provides alerts regarding exciting offers and discounts related to traveling.  10. Exploring And Comparing The Best Travel Agencies With Their Perks And Benefits It is essential to draw a contrast between the traveling agencies in Calgary that will help to pick up the best one. It helps to analyze the best options available and the perks and benefits of the services provided by the travel agencies. It also helps to understand the world of possibilities associated with the traveling agencies. At the same time, the services provided by them have a comfortable and soothing traveling experience. Customer reviews play a vital role as most of them provide honest opinions regarding their travel experience.  Conclusion It is important to check certain factors like specialization, customer reviews, pricing, etc. before you opt for a traveling agency in Calgary. Most of them come with excellent features and are in high demand nowadays. It is also essential to check the quality of services at it helps to develop customer attraction and direction. Maintaining high industry standards helps to cope with the other competitors and increase customer demand over time.

Qasim Hussain

2021-11-04 00:48:25

5 Tips to Increase Sales in a Travel Agency

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5 Tips to Increase Sales in a Travel Agency

Increasing sales in any industry can be a challenging task. And in the travel business, it has become even more arduous since the pandemic hit. However, situations now seem to be calmer, and hence it might be the right moment to bring back the 'A' game in your sales department. Constant growth in sales should now be your number one priority.   Creating marketing strategies and gathering new ideas are essential steps for building a reputation for a successful travel business. Hence, below, we bring you the five best tips to help you increase your travel sales in a way that minimizes your sales cost while also maximizing your conversion rates. Target specific audiences uniquely. The customers' demographics should be your first consideration. It will help group your clients as per their searches and requirements, thus optimizing the overall revenue. Also, make sure to look after your existing clients and make it easy for them to travel again or refer you to someone new. When you optimize business with your existing clients, you build a reputation to reach new people. Finally, invite your clients to receive newsletters, updates, and new offers.  Additionally, specializing your services to specific demographics can also help to rise above the competition. For example, for students, you reach out and connect through social media, associations and organize viral contests to make them a unique appeal. Thus, this strategic idea of prioritizing specific appeals through top salesforce partners can significantly impact your different clients.Source: Pixabay Optimize your website Creating and sketching out a noticeable website and optimizing it to appeal to your target audience are effective ways to market your business. Therefore, add a well-written product and service description and programmed photo galleries to make the website well accessible. For example, according to reports, 148.3 million travel bookings are made each year, and around 82% of all travel bookings in 2018 were done online.  Therefore, drafting a professional website is highly important, with an additional focus on investing and optimizing SEO. You can also use software to support different SEO prospects, thus increasing relevant keywords to increase your website SEO value. Moreover, an online booking system also facilitates customers to book tours whenever they want, 24/7, without any intervention. Therefore, optimize your website through professional images with alluring visual components and fresh and regular content that suggest excellent travel possibilities to the clients.  Strengthen your B2B network A sturdy and robust business relationship with partners is vital for any business. This relationship works both ways, and hence keeping an open mind and working together is the only way to move forward collectively in the same industry. Of course, there might be situations where you come across suppliers with better discounts. But you are part of the same network, and hence professionalism should always come first.  Strong B2B relationships help reach new markets and clients, provide new ideas for developing your services and promote a stable working system. Thus, cooperating competently with such partners would only help you gain added sales and profits and create an environment of efficiency for your customers.  Present unique offers and experiences Offer unmissable deals to your clients and guarantee increasing sales for your travel agency. Every customer looks out for unique experiences that you should provide with your exclusive offers and discounts. They can cherish these throughout their lives, and you would be part of that amazing experience.  Explore and experiment to learn what your customers want and utilize travel agency software to track and manage special offers and complementary products effortlessly. Use such information to create exciting and unique packages by combining different products and services. Build your expertise in this field by studying all kinds of offers and customer trends. It can also help you to craft packages that are innovative as well as quickly customized according to each specific client.     Use the power of social media. Social media is now present everywhere and used by everyone, and brand awareness is achievable to the optimal level only through social media marketing. Social media is the cheapest and most effective medium for marketing to get high customer leads, engage them, boost sales, or mark a presence in the industry. With billions of users, platforms like Facebook and Instagram are full of visual content and popular places to share their travel experiences.  So, every social media platform has quickly become an essential part of any marketing strategy. Use them to design attractive official pages and use images, videos, questions, or statuses to ignite conversations and motivate potential clients for more business.  Now that more people are eager to kick off their travel plans, it would be best for travel agencies to grab this renewed opportunity for all their lost businesses. After being confined indoors for so long, people travel again and go more to remote places. The services of travel agencies are what they are all seeking, and you ought to be ready to provide these services. These new prospects have brought some hope to the travel industry, which means that your competition is also about to take a severe hit. Your challengers would be ample and severe. New travel businesses and agencies are coming up every minute as we speak to grab this coveted prospect. Even those who could survive the previous adversities would not leave any chance to boost their sales this new season.   Conclusion Use the tips mentioned above to optimize your sales in a matter of days as the travel season progresses. These are the most accessible and practical tips and strategies that can benefit every small and big travel agency. In addition, regularly engaging with your clients with the best deals and updating with the latest updates of the travel industry will go a long way in promoting your travel organization.

Qasim Hussain

2021-11-03 04:31:03

Whats new in the PHPTRAVELS v8

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Whats new in the PHPTRAVELS v8

Last month in October 2021 we released PHPTRAVELS version 8 Rebirth Why do we call it rebirth? Because the platform has been changed dramatically from database design to backend and from front-end theme to all new features and improvements. Everything has been updated and now every new version of PHPTRAVELS will come-up with a new name as we have now PHPTRAVELS v8 Rebirth. PHPTRAVELS v8 Rebirth is one of the most brilliant version so far produced by our team. This version is not only best because of its performance or the features but it has enabled our team to learn about the latest technology stacks and more about how to produce enterprise level products. And we are happy to announce that PHPTRAVELS is working on micro-services which means we have built every component in different departments and space. The new structure of version 8 Rebirth is now divided into 3 folders on main root as you can see the image below : The platform structure now is divided into 3 main folders  API folder we have all the backend, database and API endpointsAPP folder we have complete frontend themes views and user accounts INSTALL folder we have software installation files Then we have some other important files such as :  .gitignore help us to ignore unnecessary files for github repo.htaccess helping our server to redirect and read URLS properlyconfig.php containing database connection + API server URL authorized access by keygit.php will be helping our auto pull code from github in term of developmentIndex.php main file to be read on server when browser hit the web server php.ini allowing additional permissions required by software to be enabled on server robots.txthelping search engines and web crawlers to unders the content on site web.configrequired by windows based web servers to react as htaccess functions The API folder contains the main backend which has all the database administrator panel supplier panel and all the backend related structure and files which contain some of the previous version base structure but rest of all the frontend is entirely developed from scratch keeping in mind the performance of the project.  In the previous website we were getting data directly from the database and there was no middle-ware such as API’s concept, add authorization layer and pull or push data but now we have a completely modern structure which is based on micro web services.  With this new structure you can now host your admin panel entirely on a different server and publish your website's front-end on another web server. It will not add another layer of security to your project but also the performance will react better and faster. All you have to do is to configure your config.php  file located on the root of your server for both projects separately.  Meanwhile if you have got your 7 days free trial with license do not forget to watch the YouTube video to install PHPTRAVELS v8 Rebirth on your localhost  Video link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD3gX-VQxt4 Now let’s talk about some new awesome features offered by new version of PHPTRAVELS v8 Rebirth.  Aggregation of multiple ModulesIf you are PHPTRAVELS previous client you might know we had one of the serious issues about the modules aggregation. In previous versions you could enable only one module service for each section. Let’s say you want to enable a manual database hotels module with expedia or hotelbeds and this was not allowed before but thanks to our development team who take this problem seriously and build the entire module's structure from scratch to make this happen. Now you can enable multiple modules for each service / section as you can see below the image showing aggregated data result from database of hotels and below is the rezlive hotels API data for hotels listing page. Aggregation ResultsHotel City Location SearchThe destination / location search is more user friendly and showing country flags based on each location city name. And all the search criteria going to be stored in browser session so user do not need to add same criteria each time they perform the search.  Travelers Details for Search We have now added the number of rooms for each search and this field is helpful for API based suppliers such as expedia hotelbeds rezlive they prefer to get users requirements in the first search so the coming data will contain only what user is looking for. We have also added GEOIP based nationality selection. Which works automatically based on each visitor's location. This option will help visitors to identify their nationality before the search is performed. Users can select or change the country / nationality based on their own preferences but the system is smart. It will get their nationality option auto picked based on the region they are browsing the website from. Flights SearchThat’s not all. The search for all modules like flights, tours and cars including visa inquiries are revamped with better user-experience and also with better features. Below is the screenshot for flights search and it has got all better with fastest response on searches based on cities or airport codes.  Friendly URLsThe URLs are now more SEO friendly and optimized and shortened before then every. And it contains meaningful paragraphs such as you can see the search URL of hotel below Flights Search : https://phptravels.net/en/usd/flights/lhe/dxb/oneway/economy/04-11-2021/1/0/0 Tours Search : https://phptravels.net/en/usd/tours/dubai/04-11-2021/1/0 Cars Search https://phptravels.net/en/usd/cars/dubai/dubai/04-11-2021/05-11-2021/oneway/1/0Visa Inquiry : https://phptravels.net/visa/submit/pk/tr/11-11-2021 Hotels Search : https://phptravels.net/en/usd/hotels/dubai/04-11-2021/05-11-2021/1/2/0/PKEach URL will contain all the required response from the API server with its specific values such as we can see in our URL we have. 01. EN as english language 02. USD as a currency 03. HOTELS as a hotels module 04. DUBAI as a location 05. DATE for checking 06. DATE for checkout 07. ROOMS number 08. ADULTS number 09. CHILDS number 10. PK nationality country code   And it goes same for each module based on it’s credentials as we can see the blow URL is for flights search module Search Logs All the searches made onwards on PHPTRAVELS v8 will be recorded to the database for each module whether its hotels, flights, tours, cars or visa. Capturing each search will result in us helping you by creating a graph where the admin can clearly see how many searches were performed each month, day or year for any particular module. The information we are collecting based on every search can be seen above in the hotels search log. You can simply hover on any module from admin backend and click on searches this will lead you to each modules search logs where you can see all the search details such as : Users IP address Date of searchType of browser search from Operating system detailsSearch from website or mobile appTraveler informationCheckinout dates and much more. This can be a super fancy feature to integrate this to any CRM cloud based platform which can also help you for analytics and more to close your leads with your services to generate more sales.  B2B business to Business agents systemPHPTRAVELS v8 Rebirth now comes with the B2B agents account facility which means now you can sell your travel services at retail price as well to your agents. Although it has very basic features for agents but still worth it for startup B2B sales as well as agents will get better price markup based on what you set up on those modules. Agents Profile Page from Admin Panel Agent account can be in any currency and only the admin can change or set up them any specific currency. Agents can add your business name registration number or business logo which can be printed on the invoice or travel voucher. Agents can also have a balance wallet which they can consume on each booking based on their monthly or yearly statements and sales. Agent account can be in any currency and only the admin can change or set up them any specific currency. Agents can add your business name registration number or business logo which can be printed on the invoice or travel voucher. Agents can also have a balance wallet which they can consume on each booking based on their monthly or yearly statements and sales.  Wallet BalanceNow agents and customers both can add and maintain their wallet balance. It is so simple now they can just click on add funds under their account and select the payment method with the value of payment and click to add funds. The page will take you to the payment gateway where they can easily make the payment and the system will take them back to their dashboard so they can view the balance which can be used later for bookings.  PHPTRAVELS v8 PriceYes, it's not only the product who has been changed. We have also changed our pricing and features list on the order page. Now you pay only for what you consume and use for your project. We have multiple different features and prices. Each feature has its own price and services.  To view complete order page please checkout on this Link : https://phptravels.com/order#orderThat's not all. We have added endless new features and amazing services and we will continue working and improving this product.  Please do not forget to respond to this update with what you think about this version and how excited you are to startup your online travel portal with us.We understand due to pandemic covid19 we all got down and the travel industry is still struggling to get back to it's position but we believe everything happens for a reason and this can be a best reason for all of us to learn and rebuild our business. During the pandemic almost 1.5 years ago we planned with our team and we stopped working on sales and for all these painful months we have been actively kept working to improve our product. after all this period now we are back with something new and more powerful.  We understand it might be very hard for many of you to startup again or invest in this industry. and that's why we are about to launch our upcoming early access discount to limited people. To do not hesitate to contact us and get your early access to discounted sales.   To get your discount please contact us : Email : [email protected] : +923311442244  Thank youTeam PHPTRAVELS 

Qasim Hussain

2021-11-01 23:28:25

What is B2B in travel industry and how it works

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What is B2B in travel industry and how it works

B2B in the travel industry plays a vital role from local B2B to online travel portals. The explanatory meaning of B2B is Business to Business. And B2B in the travel and tourism sector works the same as any other industry. Such as we have in the ecommerce industry from wholesaler to retainer the connection and relation name is B2B which explains the power of relation very beautifully in terms of business.  Travel and tourism industry has too many different models to work and make revenue from. B2B is one little part of such a huge multi trillion dollar industry world-wide. Starting a travel services business it is not compulsory to invest a big amount of money for certifications as per law required. One can start selling travel services by having a B2B account.  Signing up as a travel agency or B2B account is considered the same. In both cases you have to generate sales and add-up your own markup above the cost of travel service yourself. Let’s have a client who is looking to buy a ticket for travelling from Dubai to Malaysia. And the ticket price online is $100.00 . You as a travel agent can find a better price for him by working with different airlines and OTA’s online travel agencies. Since every travel portal and platform do offer B2B accounts with pretty much cheap services and low cost packages. Some even provide payments in installments. Some charge up-front and in some cases travel retailers pay at the end of each month to clear their dues. Now let’s talk more deeply about the concept of B2B for having quick accounts and selling them locally or online by marketing. Below you can find some interesting websites to have your B2B travel retailers account.  If you are running a travel agency or you are planning to start one soon then you must use the B2B travel portals for  ticketing & other services. Now the question has come which travel portal is best among all so let’s get started and check out some best available travel tools and platforms to start online B2B travel business. https://www.travelperk.comIf you are looking to sell travel services to corporates or entreprise companies then travelperk is best choice for you to open your account and start selling.  https://solutions.travel.rakuten.com/services/travel-agent-portal If you want to sell international travel services as an affiliate or agent then rakuten travel affiliate account is great to have it instantly active. And its super ready to reserve your most required travel services within few clicks.  https://www.ratehawk.comIf you are looking best B2B hotels prices to book for your international clients then ratehawk can you take you there in a matter of few clicks. The platform is super user-friendly easy to book and reserve. You can book and pay later or select multiple options to create your bookings.  https://via.comIf your client base is in India then via.com can be the best option for you to start your online b2b agent account and sell all travel services located in India within your own website or local office. You can open your account at via.com as a agent from this link https://viaworld.in/agent https://www.egencia.comAnother great tool for business or corporate travellers and agents. Agencia is one of the most premium and finest business travel platforms. With agencia you can get better refund rates and cancellations charges. Also it is very user-friendly when it comes to user experience.  https://www.clicktravel.comClick travel is a child company of travel perk but it has a great and hude client base of B2B. They provide all in one platform for booking and managing trains, flights, hotels and car hire with 24/7 customer support. https://www.tboholidays.comTBO is one of the payoneer when it comes to B2B. They are the one who started the early concept of retailership in the travel and tourism industry. They also own the middle-east largest hotels inventory database.  Benefits of starting B2B Lowest markups and best fares pricesFree cancellation and quick refundsFree tickets from airlinesRecognition as best seller and awardsFree VIP travel events invitations and joiningsPremium support 24/7 response timeHigher chances to grow and establish bigger company

Qasim Hussain

2021-11-01 00:16:09

Difference between software update and upgrade

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Difference between software update and upgrade

Short Bytes: Update and upgrade are two different ways to make a change to an app or operating system. But the prime difference lies in a number of modifications made and the importance of those modifications. A software update includes bug fixes, and other small improvements, while a software upgrade changes the version of a software.There are times when you have to update things on your computer, and then there are times when you have to upgrade. Surely, there is a difference between updating and upgrading your computer or some other device. Although, both of them involve making changes to the software running on your computer. So, what is an update exactly?When we perform an update, it involves making changes to an app or an operating system is such a way that it doesn’t affect its core structure. So, most of the frequent changes made to your computer like bug fixes, security patches, adding support for drivers and newer hardware, etc. can be termed as an Update.An update is often small in size, and it might take a couple of minutes to perform one. The word ‘small’ is relative. For instance, an update meant for a single app can range from a few kilobytes to a couple of megabytes in size, while an update for an operating system can go up to a few hundred megabytes. And what’s an upgrade then?When a set of changes made to a software are significant and substantial enough, we can call it an Upgrade. That’s why making a switch from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 17.04 would be called an upgrade, not update.An upgrade mostly includes important changes to the GUI and a variety of new features and options which are not in the existing version of a software or operating system. And as you might have guessed, its size can go up to several gigabytes. Update Vs UpgradeUpdates are freeUpdates meant for various kind of software is mostly free. Because their price is often included in the amount you pay when you buy the software. That’s one of the reasons Windows comes so costly and gives you updated without any extra charge. It can be the other way round, most of the open source software vendors often provide both software and updates for free.In the case of an Upgrade, software vendors might charge you. But, nowadays, most of the apps and paid operating systems including Windows and MacOS have a free upgrade. Upgrades are bigger, complexAs already told, the time required to install an update is quite less than an upgrade. Installing an upgrade is more complicated and tedious as the amount of data that needs to replaced or copied is quite a large. It might even take a couple of hours to upgrade a system.Another thing that sets an update and an upgrade apart is the version. An upgrade released for a software makes a big change to the version number. For instance, Android 6.0 to Android 7.0, or Windows 8 to Windows 10.What’s more is that an upgrade can be used to perform a clean install of the software. However, in practical scenarios, the software makers regularly put all the latest updates in the most recent version of the setup file or ISO. So, when you download the software from their website, all the latest updates already included. Source 

Qasim Hussain

2021-10-22 12:36:47

10 Best Travel Management Software in 2022

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10 Best Travel Management Software in 2022

Now that travel bans are being lifted, businesses in the travel industry will be wise to set up functional and time-relevant travel management systems. This will ensure they are not stuck with outdated and incompetent ones in the new year. This also extends to corporate organizations that organize business trips often and need to keep track of travel expenditure, reports, and reimbursements. In this article, we’ll take a look at ten of the best management software you should look out for in 2022 so that you can always be on top of your travel management needs. First, let’s see what a travel management software is.  What is travel management software?Travel management software is software that you can use to book trips, supervise upcoming trips, and keep track of trips that have already taken place. You can also use it to generate reports on the travel activities of employees who go on corporate trips within an organization frequently. One of the many amazing benefits of travel management software is that it automates the travel policies of a company so that employees can stay abreast of trips that are approved or not. It also creates or collects data from invoices and receipts of purchases during corporate trips to help with transparency. 10 Travel management software you need in 2022The best travel management software should help make your travel bookings easier, report generations seamless, and budget planning faster. After thorough research and reviews from real users, we have curated a list of ten of the best travel management tools below. TravelPerkSource TravelPerk is one of the most efficient travel management software you need to make business trips and customer travel bookings seamless. TravelPerk is designed to make corporate travel management faster, with a smooth booking experience for HR and employees. It offers a large inventory, allowing employees or managers to book their trips themselves, saving time and energy. It also helps to ensure that they comply with the company’s travel policies during the trip to avoid assumptions and lack of transparency.TravelPerk is not only great for booking and managing trips, but it also provides you with the tools needed to work within the stipulated budgets or finances for such travel purposes. It provides finance teams with travel expenses tracking and reporting features to help make travel management a walk in the park. It is ideal for businesses, administrators, and travelers, with different pricing categories to suit everyone’s needs.  PairsoftSource Pairsoft is a fully integrable travel management tool that is suitable for businesses of all sizes. It makes the management process simple by providing a booking engine that presents travel content for your employees or travelers looking to manage their trips. For corporations, this engine also gives employees trip options based on the company’s travel policy to ensure travel compliance across board. It integrates the company’s travel policy, authorized and negotiated airlines, hotels, or car rentals accessible to employees, and syncs all travel information on the trip with the tool’s expense solution. Its sleek UI and competent booking engine make it one of the most-loved travel software for businesses and travelers everywhere; it also has a mobile app for an improved user experience. EgenciaSource Egencia is another leading travel management software that prioritizes expense tracking and cost-saving policy compliance. Egencia is a well-known brand in up to 60 countries worldwide, and many companies of different sizes use it. It is a world-class business travel platform that ensures employees comply with the organization’s travel policies while also keeping track of the travel-related spending that occurs during the trip. Egencia is well-optimized to manage your business’ travel program to ensure that you maximize return on investment (ROI) and reduce risks. It features expense reporting tools, a mobile application for ease, admin access, client invoicing, and so much more. Rydoo SourceIf you’re looking for a fast-tracked travel management solution, Rydoo is your go-to. It is optimized for quick responses and allows users to simply snap and manage expenses from anywhere in the world in real-time. Rydoo makes tracking travel management expenses simple and straightforward, reducing the long-winding process it usually takes. All employees need to do is to take a picture of their receipt and submit them for approval with one click. Rydoo works well with other accounting software, including Oracle, Xero, Quickbooks, and many others. It starts at $7 for beginners and enterprises can request a quote that is tailored to the size of the business.  FlightslogicSource This is one of the best travel management that’s suitable for travel agencies. It provides an end-to-end solution with its booking engine, customized to automate the entire travel and hotel booking experience. Flightslogic practically curates all travel data under one roof, so that management or administrators have access to it without hassle. This helps to efficiently organize, track, and manage all travel information and compliance to policies for different employees. Flightslogic works wonders in booking hotel and travel reservations, managing travel schedules for both teams and individuals, and providing the necessary travel documents for the journey.Flightslogic has up to five different pricing levels from basic to enterprise, so you can choose one that suits your business’ size and needs.  TripActionsSource This is a good tool for medium and large enterprises. It is a travel and expense management tool that works best for corporate travelers, giving management access to data that will help them make reservations and bookings at good rates.It is an intuitive machine learning software that makes recommendations based on your choices, so you have a huge amount of well-tailored options that fit your requirements. It is also available on desktop and mobile and controls costs without compromising quality.There are different price packages available for different company sizes, contact TripActions to find out the one tailored for yours. SalestripSource If you’re looking for a travel management tool that combines travel management with expense management, then we have a winner. This tool helps companies keep track and regulate their travel expenditures, so that you don’t lose revenue, but are still able to meet your travel needs. It is a power tool, driven by an AI interface. This gives employees and regular travelers so many options to choose from in terms of flight inventory, accommodations and rentals. It’s the number one companion for a seamless, stress-free trip that helps you keep an eye on everything, from the travel budget, to where you will sleep.It also helps to automate receipt management, bulk approvals for corporate trips, and easy allocation of travel funds. Salestrip costs between $9 - $15 per user every month. ExpensifySource Sometimes, companies or regular travelers require a travel management tool that is more about efficient expense management than bookings or reservations. Expensify is one such tool. Expensify helps to take care of the expense management worries, “because you weren’t born to do expenses.” It takes the pressure off, so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest, while management has an easy compilation of all travel-related expenses right from their screen. With the mobile app version, employees can simply take a picture of their receipt and it extracts the necessary information and compiles it into useful data. What’s more? Expensify now offers the opportunity to input credit card information, so employees can have digital receipts for most purchases. As for pricing, Expensify is free to use. Zoho ExpenseSource Having small business travel management worries? Not anymore with Zoho Expense. It’s the number one travel management tool for small businesses that relieves the stress of tracking travel expenditure from accounting teams. With Zoho Expense, employees have a broad option of flights to choose from, and then can also upload their receipts and record expenses to help the accounting department keep track of expenses wherever they are, and in real-time. Zoho Expense has a wide range of features that you can access on any device; iPad, Mac, Android or iPhone, so there’s no restriction. Zoho Expense is anywhere you are. It is also super affordable with a free option for small businesses, and as little as $8 per month for every user in large enterprises.  TravelsuitSource No matter your business’ size, TravelSuit has something to suit your needs. This travel management software gives you a tool with one of the best UI that makes the trip tracking easy and straightforward. The tool is suitable for anyone to use, even if you’re not a tech guru, so every employee can use it easily.TravelSuit helps managers and administrators select the best prices and fares for flights and reservations, so the employees get the best deals throughout the trip. This ensures that they are able to meet the travel budget by controlling expenses on a trip. It’s also useful for generating travel reports and auto-complying with travel policies. TravelSuit starts at $45 for the basic plan, and up to $171 per 25 trips every month.  ConclusionTravel management has become easier and less time-consuming with tools like the ones listed above. They are suitable for corporate organizations, allowing managers, finance and accounting teams, and employees to keep track of expenses and reservations before, during, and after the trip. If you’re looking to boost your team’s productivity and improve ROI in 2022, these are the tools you need. For regular traveling individuals, these tools will help you manage your time and resources well, while you enjoy a seamless travel time. Author Bio:Lydia Iseh is a writer with years of experience in writing SEO content that provides value to the reader. As someone who believes in the power of SEO to transform businesses, she enjoys being part of the process that helps websites rank high on search engines.

Qasim Hussain

2021-10-20 22:41:41

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