January 3, 2013
Budget Your Trip has opened a portion of BYT Agent, its online suite of tools for travel agents, for free to registered agents (www.budgetyourtrip.com/travelagent). With new pricing plans, including a Free plan, travel agents can now benefit from a free Client Relationship Manager, Task Tracker, and Supplier Reviews.
The Client Relationship Manager (CRM) was designed from the ground up specifically for travel agents, and is the industry's easiest to use. Travel agents can quickly register on the website and then start using the CRM immediately. The integrated Task Tracker also helps agents stay focused on their clients' priorities instead of paperwork.
Additionally, all travel agents can now access the Supplier Reviews on BYT Agent for free when they register. Now, travel agents have a voice in the industry. In the past, companies have always been reviewed by consumers, but now travel agents can read and write reviews centered on their own interests such as commissions, customer service, and priority booking. Agents can learn more about which companies other agents like, and why.
The free online tools are immediately available to travel agents who register on the BYT Agent website. All of the tools are online; only a web browser is needed and there is no software to download.
In addition to the Free plan, even more tools are available in the Pro plan for $15 per month (with a 14-day free trial). The Pro plan includes an Invoice Creator, Itinerary Builder, Group Trip Organizer, and more.
June 12, 2012
Budget Your Trip Agent has launched a new Invoicing feature as part of its online tools for travel agents (www.BudgetYourTrip.com/travelagent).
With this addition to the already feature-rich set of tools in Budget Your Trip Agent, travel agents can now easily create Invoices, Letters of Authorization, Receipts, Price Quotes, and other similar documents. Then, these professional looking documents can be printed or sent to clients. Without the need to learn a new and complex software package, or the hassle of creating cumbersome word processing templates, travel agents will have the ability to perform business operations critical to their client interactions at the touch of a button. All documents are organized, searchable, archived, and accessible from any internet-ready computer. Furthermore, a variety of invoicing features are available to handle a wide range of travel agent financial business models.
The new Invoicing feature is just one component of Budget Your Trip Agent, which is available to travel agents and industry professionals for $15 per month (plus a free trial period). The service is available at www.BudgetYourTrip.com/travelagent. The online tools, accessible from any web browser, also include an easy to use Client Relationship Manager (CRM), the industry's easiest Itinerary Builder, Supplier Reviews by travel agents, a Task Tracker, and a unique Travel Cost Research tool with access to real world travel costs for countries around the world.
March 15, 2012
As part of its suite of online tools for travel agents, Budget Your Trip Agent has launched a unique Supplier Review feature (www.BudgetYourTrip.com/travelagent).
For years, travelers have been able to write online reviews of travel companies such as hotels, tour companies, and airlines. However, such travel websites only cater to the vacationer, describing travel amenities and criteria important to the end customer. Travel agents, on the other hand, are looking for a different set of rating criteria. Travel agents are interested in commission structures, special priority status, ease of booking, and a different level of customer service. These rating criteria form the basis for Budget Your Trip Agent's new Supplier Reviews tool.
Now, travel agents can rate and review travel companies on their own terms. These new supplier reviews are by travel agents and for travel agents. Reading reviews from their peers is the best way for industry professionals to discover which hotels, airlines, resorts, and tour companies accommodate their needs, and not just the desires of the traveler. Because the reviews are within the Budget Your Trip Agent suite, agents can read and write reviews of their favorite or least favorite companies in a private and unbiased environment, free from the influence of the suppliers. Travel agents can give their honest opinions, read the ratings of other agents, find highly rated (or poorly rated) companies, and discover new companies to partner with.
The new Supplier Reviews feature is just one component of Budget Your Trip Agent, which is available to travel agents and industry professionals for $15 per month (plus a free trial period). The service is available at www.BudgetYourTrip.com/travelagent. The online tools, accessible from any web browser, also include an easy to use Itinerary Builder, a user friendly Client Relationship Manager (CRM), a Task Tracker, and a unique Travel Cost Research capability with access to real world travel costs from travelers around the globe.
In today's difficult economic climate, vacationers are more weary and budget conscious than ever before. Budget Your Trip Agent helps travel agents stay ahead of the curve and become an invaluable resource to even the most demanding or tech savvy clients.
Budget Your Trip, the online travel budgeting resource, is announcing the launch of a new set of online tools for travel agents: Budget Your Trip Agent. This suite of resources is specifically designed for travel agents. The straightforward interface helps agents stay organized and become more knowledgeable about travel costs.
The online tools, accessible from any web browser, include an easy to use Itinerary Builder, a user friendly Client Relationship Manager (CRM), and a unique Travel Cost Research capability with access to real world travel costs from travelers around the globe.
The Travel Cost Research capabilities of Budget Your Trip Agent are unlike any resources currently available in the travel industry. The service has gathered travel expenses from real travelers of all budgets, ages, and travel styles, vacationing worldwide. Now, travel agents will be granted extensive and unbridled access to this unique resource so that they can become the travel cost experts that their clients need. The database includes travel costs for everything from incidentals such as taxi rides, alcoholic beverages, and admission ticket prices to accommodation and meal prices for over 1,700 cities around the world.
With this informational resource, travel agents can better answer their client's budgetary questions and provide guidelines on what type of expenses travelers might expect when they arrive at their destinations. Since all of the financial data comes from real travelers instead of vendors, they know that the costs are realistic and unbiased. In today's economy, many travelers are closely monitoring their travel costs. With the travel cost knowledge that Budget Your Trip Agent provides, travel agents can help their clients plan practical trips and understand their budget concerns, thus becoming an invaluable resource to these clients.
Furthermore, typical travel expenses for each city can be automatically included into the itineraries created with the integrated Itinerary Builder. This fast and easy to use tool allows travel agents to put together a professional looking package for their clients while saving time and energy. The point-and-click user interface requires no training or technical skills while providing a variety of options and features.
Budget Your Trip Agent's Client Relationship Manager is specifically tuned to the needs of travel agents. Now agents will be able to record their clients' travel preferences such as frequent flier numbers, favorite destinations, preferred vendors and chains, and family information with a simple point-and-click tool. Communications can be tracked so that the travel agent can quickly remember where the conversation last ended. An integrated task tracker and calendar helps the agent stay on top of their "To Do" list by reminding them to contact clients, send itineraries and invoices, and perform other important business activities.
These tools are all part of the new Budget Your Trip Agent service which is now available for $15 per month (including a free trial period). The service is available at www.BudgetYourTrip.com/TravelAgent. For more information, please see the press release downloads on the right.