Tech Tools for Travel Agents
Written by: Amanda on June 05, 2020
Understanding the value of your time is the key to running a successful business. These tech tools for travel agents are suggestions to help you stay on task and maintain a work-life balance.
Online Scheduling Tools
Staying at the forefront of your clients’ minds can be a challenge. To help build relationships and make time for those one-on-one consultations consider using a scheduling tool such as Acuity and Calendly. These tools keep your calendar organized by allowing clients to book meetings with you directly. This will cut down on the back and forth emails and minimize conflicts.
Can’t remember if your password was 8 letters, one upper, one lower, a symbol, and a number? Are you using “password” as your password? In this industry, we have passwords for everything, and they are hard to keep track of. Seeking the assistance of a password manager can not only save you time but also headaches. Dashlane, LastPass, and 1Password are all highly rated options that will help you manage your passwords and alternatively help you select passwords that will keep your accounts secure.
KHM Travel Group offers you the ability to use TravSearch to develop your website. This is an easy and efficient way to get the ball rolling on building a website for your new business. The process is easy. While written content is needed from you, development skills are not. Purchasing a domain name is key and in the event you decide to move to a more sophisticated custom-made website, redirecting the domain is all that will be necessary.
Should you decide to upgrade your website, sites such as WordPress, Squarespace, and Wix, can assist you. These do take more of an effort on your part but if your business is at the point where your website is drawing a lot of traffic, a custom site that would offer consultation scheduling, and the ability to fill out forms may be worth implementing to save time later.
To-Do List Apps
You might not need an app for everything but a to-do list—no matter how you make one—is a must. Some are super low-tech and go with pencil and paper, others love options like Wunderlist, Microsoft To Do, Google Tasks, or Any Do. Find the one that works best for you and stick with it. Do not forget to use the My Tasks in MyTravelCRM as well. This is a great tool to add notes about specific client bookings.
Technology is always changing and adapting; if you find a tool or an app that works really well for you, feel free to share it in our Agent-Only Facebook Group. It may be just what another agent is looking for!