TravelChatWho uses TravelChat?
TravelChat is an innovative new solution which already reaches hundreds of thousands of Travel Agents, and this reach is expected to grow rapidly in future months.
- TravelChat is free Travel Agent Software which is linked with the Micros SABS Agent system – reaching some 20,000 travel agents
- It is also available to all 150,000 existing registered TravelChat users
- ALL ABTA agents are offered the system FREE of charge
Travel Agents interested in TravelChat should contact TravelChat direct.
TravelChatWhat does it contain?
TravelChat is a feature rich solution containing:
- A secure Staff and Client chat/messaging system
- Agent/Peer Reviews on Holidays & Tours for each Operator
- An innovative Holidays & Tours Lifestyle Search, also linked to Reviews
- Advertising space on Holidays & Tours and Reviews Pages
- Bi-weekly Agent Newsletter, providing further promotional opportunities
- Operator Profile pages, also listed on Viewdata
- FREE embedded Micros SABS Viewdata access for Agents
TravelChatMore about TravelChat
TravelChat is a free system for use by ABTA Agents and a service for Tour Operators, and is backed by ABTA.
TravelChat started as an idea between two travel industry colleagues, who wanted an easy and instant way of communicating. Various security features were added and gradually more and more people wanted to use the system. What started as a simple idea is now used by over 150,000 agents and with the backing of ABTA it has been developed further to integrate Tour Operator products (regardless of whether they are on Viewdata) and FREE embedded Micros SABS Viewdata access for Agents.
What does TravelChat offer Operators?
An equal opportunity product distribution platform to Agents, regardless of Viewdata Holidays & Tours module –
- Listing ALL holidays on sale from Tour Operators
- Brochure and rich media content built into a Lifestyle-based search
- Agents print or email descriptive content for Holidays
- Client Email acquisition in the process
- Valuable Stats on views of the product within the Agency
- Operator contact/booking details available on each page
- Linked with SABS Viewdata for booking (where relevant)
- Deeplinking to website or CRS integration for booking (extra cost option)
- Reliable reviews of Holidays & Tours from within the industry
- Commission Agents for only £3/review for your product
- Identified by Agent and Branch
- Provides structured feedback and a rating system
- Operator has 7 days “right of reply” or challenge
- Linked to the Holidays & Tours module
Advertising space available for brand/product promotion
- On all Reviews
- On all Holidays & Tours pages
- Precisely targeted
- Available at low rates, for resale at a profit to Hotel owners etc.
Featured alongside Viewdata
- Your brand, featured alongside others in Viewdata
- Your own Business Profile Page with links to your website, Facebook, Youtube etc.
- Free adverts featured in the TravelChat system pages
- Free adverts in fortnightly Newsletters to 150k registered users, with a 38% – 43% open rate!
How much does it cost to feature my business?
Your Business Profile
Available to all TravelChat users
Your Advert in TravelChat system pages
Inclusion in bi-weekly Newsletters
only £888 / year
Access to monitor and challenge Agent reviews
‘Friendly’ Agent reviews on your products (you incentivise the Agent)
only £3 / review
Note: Reviews can be entered by any agent, paid or not, only 1 review per agent per product
Holidays & Tours module
Your Product/Brochure descriptions in a Lifestyle Search
Page Print and Email functions
Linked to Viewdata for booking
Your contact details for the Agent
Valuable statistics on who is looking at what
only £1.70 / description / month
(subject to min £100/m fee)
Advertising space (600px x 120px skyscraper)
Featured on Reviews and/or Holidays & Tours module
only £2.95 / week / page
Note: This space can be sold-on to Hoteliers at a profit to generate additional revenues
What if I don’t get involved?
- You lose out on featuring your products via our level playing field platform
- No Business Profile means TravelChat’s 40k Agents / 150k members won’t know who you are or what you sell
- Reviews may be submitted on your products/company and you will have no right of reply
- Agents will likely cross-sell from your products to those companies that are involved and are paying them to write reviews
- Your product may not be featured on our Holiday & Tours module, effectively making you invisible to Agents
- Competitor Advertising may appear on your listed products
- You lose the opportunity to utilise your free advertising on our Newsletters etc.