With domestic and regional travel the first sector to show signs of post-pandemic recovery, and with air travel still severely restricted,travel agents and advisors are getting an increasing number of requests for assistance with road trip vacations. But for agents more used to planning international trips and air inclusive vacations, putting together a road trip may not be as easy as it sounds. Australian based travel tech platform eRoam has the perfect solution!
eRoam is a comprehensive itinerary building, travel marketplace and built-in booking solution designed to make life a lot easier for travel professionals. With connections to leading global travel product providers, eRoam offers travel content in over 100,000 destinations worldwide, including over 750,000 hotels and lodging options, thousands of tours and activities, and a comprehensive range of transportation including self-drive (own arrangements), flights, trains, transfers and more.
“With international vacations currently on hold, agents should be focusing on domestic and regional trips” says Anthony Hill, eRoam’s CEO and co-founder. “And social distancing concerns mean more and more travelers are preferring to take road trips by car, and staying in private accommodation. eRoam makes this easy with our route planning functionality, connections to car rental providers, and huge database of accommodation including private condos, houses and villas. Agencies are a resilient and resourceful group and with the new enhancements to the eRoam platform, the timing is right.”
eRoam makes it extremely simple to put together the most complex, multi-day road trip, even for agents who may not be super familiar with the destinations involved. The user simply enters the travel date, number of travelers, any relevant traveler preferences such as hotel class or interests, and selects the desired destinations – e.g. San Francisco-Eureka-Portland-Seattle – and then eRoam automatically builds a bookable itinerary in literally seconds, including hotels (with live rates and availability), tours & activities in each destination and, via integration with Google Places, information on places on the route.
Agents can then edit the itinerary by changing hotels or activities, add additional services such as insurance or car rental, and adjust their own markup, before generating a stylish itinerary and quote document at the click of a mouse to send to their client. If the client wants to book, then the itinerary can be converted to a booking just as quickly, with confirmations automatically sent out to suppliers and vouchers electronically generated. eRoam also integrates with agent payment gateways to ensure simple invoicing and payment processing. eRoam does not interfere with commissions and does not apply a mark-up.
“eRoam is the perfect solution for travel agencies and advisors”, added Bob Gilbert CTC, eRoam’s Commercial Director, North America, “Tomorrow’s agency world will require greater adaptability and flexibility bringing enabling technology to the front line travel professionals. But it has to be easy, efficient and affordable. eRoam’s solution checks all three boxes”
eRoam is quick and easy to implement and requires minimal training, and with travel agent pricing starting at US$59 per user per month, highly affordable, even in these difficult times. To find out more, visit our travel agents page or contact eRoam for a demo.
eRoam is a privately owned innovative leisure travel booking platform based in Melbourne, Australia and worldwide offices. eRoam offers travel content in over 20,000 destinations worldwide, including over 750,000 hotels and lodging options, thousands of tours and activities, and a comprehensive range of transportation including car rental, flights, trains, transfers and more. eRoam offers a comprehensive itinerary building, travel marketplace and built-in booking solution affordably designed to make life a lot easier for travel professionals.