Tourico Holidays, a global leader in wholesale travel brokerage, today introduced its new “Book by the Door” technology intended to provide travel agents with an on-location view of specific vacation home properties located around the world.
Using the technology, travel agents can access high-resolution imagery of more than 20,000 individually photographed vacation home properties – affording them greater confidence in booking on behalf of their client, and the ability to provide a superior level of customer service.
“Our ‘Book by the Door’ technology provides travel agents with the assets they need to sell a unique offering that can be a very high-margin business,” said Steve Caron, Vice President of Vacation Rentals. “For the first time, agents can provide their customers with robust pictures, a detailed list of features and the specific address of the vacation home where they will be staying – allowing them to achieve greater customer satisfaction and retention.”
Until now, travel agents have traditionally had very little detail or visibility into the actual vacation home they were booking on behalf of their client. Standard vacation bookings were done on an “allocation and arrival” basis where agents review sample images online and have a central address where guests are assigned their unit and given final details. With Book by the Door technology, travel agents can view the photos of the actual unit and receive the specific address where their guest will arrive and stay.
“We were the first to provide travel agents with access to real-time pricing and availability for vacation home rentals – and today we’re building on that innovation by providing a greater level of product detail,” Caron said. “With Book by the Door, what you see is what you get. The actual ‘door’ the agent books is the same door that their clients walk through at the start of an unforgettable vacation.”
The vacation home rental industry is an $87 billion market and a rapidly growing segment of consumer travel. With the largest vacation home inventory available online, Tourico Holidays features properties in the world’s top vacation markets – including Orlando, Miami, California, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe – and plans to add new vacation home inventory in other key destinations – including London, Venice, Rome, the Spanish Coast, French Coast, and Barcelona.
Tourico Holidays customers can book online at www.TouricoHolidays.com from the vacation homes tab or connect to the Vacation Homes XML feed.
Companies interested in this expanding product line and Property Management Companies interested in participating in the program should visit: https://exclusive.touricoholidays.com/VacationHomes.