A new Travel Guide platform- Buggl has launched that enables users to create unique short and personal travel guides online and either give them away or sell them for a few quid.
This is a genius platform for Travel Agents and other Specialist Tour Operators to be able to publish online, and not only use it as an inbound lead generator but also as unique, personally written travel guides for your clients.
Of course blog about your FAM trips, but writing a travel guide also ensures that you continue to stand out from the crowd as the expert. If you have not got a writer in house then you can easily hire them for about £50 to write up the notes that your staff make when on their FAM trip.
Net Effect Take:
We are genuinely excited to see this kind of ‘free’ functionality online that enables Independent Travel Agents to stand out from the crowd and publish their expertise. If the software platform gets traction, the guides will act as a great inbound lead generator for Travel Agents
I founded Net Effect to provide digital marketing tools and websites to Independent Travel Businesses who sometimes find it hard to compete online with the larger Online Travel Agents.
I started off my career in Zimbabwe with British American Tobacco having developed his love of travel from spending part of my childhood in Malaysia. I quickly realised that growing tobacco wasn’t the thing he wanted to devote his life to and so returned to the UK, trained as a Chartered Accountant and joined the travel industry as Finance Director of Simply Travel and then MD, later selling the business to TUI and after a brief spell with the travel giant, realised my passion was with small businesses.
Fast forward to 2011 and a number of different businesses I saw a niche to provide marketing tools and expertise to Independent Travel Businesses whom otherwise would be unable to find the right tools to help grow their business and Net Effect was founded
Net Effect now provide CRM and Quote software, email marketing, specialist holiday search and cruise search and marketing tools to over 200 clients.