Upcoming Webinars
 

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Register now and you will receive reminders for the Webinars one week prior and the day before.
The Adventure Engine staff is also happy to provide custom presentations for your organization at your request.
You just need a phone line, an internet connection and 1 hour.

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Webinars:
Click on the webinar topic to read more about the webinar and register.

Adventure Engine Introduction: full system review, global trends, complex vs non complex trips use of new technology

Travel Agent Product Knowlege seminars
Next: Adventuras Panama


Global Trends

Tour operator survival: Online Reservation Systems: how they save time, money and distribute your trips.

Travel Agent and Distribution programs explained

Secrets of Marketing to Boomers and Womens demographics: billion dollar markets!
Special guest : Kathy Dragon of Eons.


XML/Webservices Explained

Communities and Destination Market Organizations: How to take your community tourism online and to the world

Email us for a custom presentation for your organization



Introduction to Adventure Engine

Looking for a quick introduction to the advantages of web based reservation systems, web sales and distribution?
We will cover global trends, complex and non complex trips use of the AE system, demostration of the system and sample online sales being used by current clients.
Learn how an online res system can save you time and money while getting your trips to thousands of agents.
Private follow to ups can be arranged to review the system subject to your organizations unique needs.

Dates: (click date to register)

June 26, 12 noon PST https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/632498685



Tour operator survival: Online Reservation Systems: how they save time, money and distribute your trips Plus critical online tools
Session includes:
1.How do I use online reservation systems to manage tours in my office, instantly update other staff and agents AND my website?
(hint EASY)
What about my website? What helps convert clients? photos, movies, calendars..?
2.Why aren't my methods like excel, email registration enough anymore?
3. Can it works for complex and basic business uses? (you bet)
4. Is it Affordable? How about how we show you how it pays for itself many times over - real case studies including set up time, integration and training
5. But I need to talk to my customers! Sure but do you know what one of the top reasons they aren't calling is??
6. How can my trips be distributed? What is most effective and what should we be watching for as new opportunities?

Dates: (click any date to register)

July 7 th, 1 PM PST https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/900933840

 


Travel Agent Product Knowledge Seminars
Join different tour operators each in an online live presentaiton of their products and trips. Ask questions about thier operation to ensure your clients will find the perfect vacation and you have a good background on these exciting companies.

Adventuras Panama
Activities: Rafting, Kayaking, Cultural
Demographics: Family, Coed, Groups
Website: www.aventuraspanama.com
Commission: 10% (negotiable)


Find out more about how to sell trips from Worldwide Ecolodges, join this webinar
June 16th, 11a.m. PST Register Now... https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/316153283


Global Trends
What are the main trends that affect my business?
How can I easily adapt?
How can I use technology to capitalize on trends, save time and sell more seats?

Includes: demographic trends, buying behavior, technology solutions, new distribution, case studies, Adventure Engine demo and case study.
Dates: (click any date to register)

June 16th , 1 PM PST https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/410017382





Travel Agent and Distribution programs explained
Includes overview of the Unaira Program
Session includes:
1.What should I include in my programs, commissions to be ready for agents?
2.How are different trips sold?
3.How do netrate vs commissions work?
4.How to ensure your trips stands out and sells!
5.What is the opportunity here are there really thousands of agents and distribution opportunities I am missing out on? (yes)
How do I reach them?
6.What is the size of the adventure travel industry and key consumer demographics?
(yup Boomers and women are a huge market!)

*** open to agents and operators

Dates: (click date to register)

June 19th, 1 PM PST https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/212327594


XML/Webservices Explained

Session includes
Adventurengine presents an XML webservices overview for tour companies.
We suggest that XML is best suited to large companies that are running central reservation systems / CRMs and are looking for a distribution system that will allow them to maintain their system.
What are XML webservices?
Will they work for my business?
What does my IT need to know?
OTA standards
and more
(also see our website http://www.adventureengine.com/connect_supp.php )
This 1 hour session will provide you with a general overview of the system. Follow to ups can be arranged to review the system subject to your organizations unique needs.

Dates: (click date to register)
july 15, 1 PM PST https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/110989882
New dates TBA email us if interested


 

Secrets of Marketing to Boomers and Womens demographics: billion dollar markets!
Special guest : Kathy Dragon of Eons.

You can't afford to miss this high energy presentation with critical information on speaking to and converting these high power niche markets.
Session includes:
1.What truly is this what market size?
2. How can I make my trips stand out for these guests.
3. How and where does this group shop for trips?
4. What kind of activities is this group into ( it might surprise you!)
4. What is the buying power
Hint: Billions and billions - and you can't afford to miss billions!

Dates: (click date to register)
Next Session TBA in 2008
** this session cannot be provided individually



Take your community tourism online and to the world: Communities and Destination Market Organizations Optimizing online resources
Session includes:
1.How can new technology promote your region and your members?
2. Rural vs Urban - opportunity for all!
3. Politics and stakeholders - challenges and solutions
4. Defined your region as a tourism destination but how do you get into the global market?
Includes case studies.

Dates: (click date to register)
June 30 , 1 pm PST https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/404378651


Four Critical Questions That
May Determines Your Success or Failure in 2007/08
With special guest Tim Warren

1: Are you not sure how to start or grow your travel business or career?
2: Are you confused on what marketing strategies will yield you best results in 2007/08?
3: Have you spent tons of money promoting your tourism offerings, with little or no results?
4: Do you feel stalled and need new business & marketing tips that really works?

If you answered YES to any of these questions critical to your success - or failure in travel or hospitality, then you can not afford to miss this seminar!

Dates: (click date to register)
Jan 24th, 1 PM PST https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/897131973

Future 2008 dates TBA




Special Guests

Kathy Moyer Dragon, Founder and Owner of The Dragon's Path, ActiveWomen.com and now a consultant with Eons.com, has spent the past two decades in the center of the active and adventure travel industry. Having researched, designed, marketed, sold and then personally escorted and facilitated the travel experiences of over 3000 guests on small group adventure and cultural trips around the globe Kathy will discuss how baby boomers are changing today’s travel landscape from what products they want (can’t stand or wish for) to how different generations of travelers perceive themselves in today’s active travel environment. All these questions and answers have changed over the past decade as the boomer travel market has evolved and yes, redefined the travel industry.

Tim Warren , Adventure Business Consultants
Since 1994, our team has helped over 100 travel businesses and organizations increase arrivals, sales, profits, create tourism marketing plans, reach goals, start or rejuvenate tourism projects. Our clients include new and mature: adventure travel, ecotourism, nature and cultural travel tour operators, lodges, destinations, wholesale and retail travel agencies, visitor bureaus, tourism ministries and tourism associations.

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