• Travel Agency Booking System. Do I really need one? Or can I do without it?

    I like to travel a lot. I think it’s mostly because I live in Alberta, Canada and about 8 months out of the year it is either cold, windy, or both cold and windy. As the cold weather comes I longingly look for travel opportunities and trips I can take that are exciting and fun but in all reality, I’m just looking for a location I don’t have to wear my woolen winter underwear at.

    My family and I just came back from a road trip to Sonora, Mexico. I really didn’t want to drive 30 hours to Mexico and my wife thought I was crazy to even suggest such an adventure. She convinced me it would be way more practical and safer to fly instead of drive.

    Grudgingly I agreed to check out our options. I did my usual internet search and found a couple of travel agencies that professed to have what I wanted. The location I wanted to go was a bit foreign to my usual travels so had to rely on someone else’s expertise to help with agenda and scheduling.  My big issue was finding flights to the location along with scheduling some of the activities I was interested in (I wanted to take my boy fishing out on the ocean). The problem in my search was the travel agents website was very frustrating. I couldn’t choose any options. I had no idea if it was just a web page put out there as a front for nefarious business dealings. I emailed the information email address but didn’t hear back for about a week and by that time it was too late. I actually got the email when I was driving through Tucson in +38 Celsius weather. Not that I’m complaining. I’d rather have plus anything then Negative 38 c.

    Here I was, someone wanting to find and pay for a travel agent to help me on my vacation plans, and I was left to my own guessing and frustrations.

    I understand why some businesses haven’t chosen to implement a travel agency booking system in the past. Sometimes the business owner isn’t a techy type person or isn’t ready to invest money to have someone do the implementation for them. But both of those issues are minimized when using RoosterBookings.com. It’s easy to integrate a fully functional booking system in a new or existing website and it’s only $25 a user per month.

    There is no reason to at least try it out. You may be saving a poor Canadian like me having to drag his family 30 hours across tundra, desert, and places unknown just because I had no way to find your services.