Trip.Press features and functionality integrate with the Worpress admin interface and are accessible via a single, secure web admin. Our strategy is to extend the WordPress CMS to be a secure and reliable platform for your organizations reservation team.
We use WordPress etiquette and class-based OOP techniques to ensure the Trip.Press plugin set is compatible with other popular WordPress plugins, third-party API’s, and future WordPress versions.
Trip.Press features can be scaled across audiences to provide specific features as required. Common users of the system may include the sales team, marketing team, store manager, and content editors, each with their own permissions and feature access. External and public-facing user groups may include guests, trip leaders, outfitters, trade partners, and subscribers.
Over the last decade we’ve developed a comprehensive set of trip management components that can be customized to meet your organization’s specific needs. Before we assemble this foundational piece, we analyze and organize trip inventory, media, options and functionality, as well as your sales funnel and booking endpoints to create the perfect admin for your reservation team.
Trip options are defined as any add-on or conditional which affects price over the course of the trips life cycle. This is the primary method used to determine the price of the trip for display to consumers.
This functionality provides your sales team with the means of setting up all variations and options that may effect trip price for the current year, and future years.
Once a trip is set-up with options for the current year and into the future, display of trip price and availability will update automatically on the website. A few examples of common trip options set up with each trip…
During the planning process, we analyze the variance between trip inventory and identify clear product groupings as “Trip Types.” Example trip types include: Standard Trips, Modular Trips, Custom Trips, Trip Extensions and Trip Add-ons.
This assists with developing a clear strategy for up-selling trip options and complimentary trip itineraries. On the front-end, unique trip templates are built to highlight and showcase information available for that unique trip type. For example, a five-day expedition requires more information and a different interface than a one-day trip extension.
This “trip type” functionality makes it easy for the sales team to group trips and upsell relevant add-ons and extensions. For example, “Add to (or extend) your trip with these 5 choices.”
Use the departures management plugin to create and assign individual departures on any trip. Departures can be added in bulk or copied from another trip. You can also globally browse departures on all trips from the Trip.Press dashboard. On the front-end, departures are displayed in a standard dates and rates table on trip pages.
This is an essential point of integration where we can integrate 3rd party reservation systems such as Resco, SoftTrips, and TourTools (to name a few).
With so many different kinds of content in the website, it’s important to have the means of relating one piece of content to another. For example a trip may have two related destinations, four testimonials, and a handful of blog posts. “Related objects” brings this similar content together and facilitates the display of content such as “What guests are saying about this trip,” , “Related Destinations,” or “Related Blog Posts.”
Destination pages are often a key portal into trip content. We’ve built a unique set of features to organize and showcase destination-related content. Destination management includes the following features:
With the testimonials archive, your content team can create a library of testimonials related to trips, destinations, or custom categories like activity or ability level. On the front-end, testimonials are intelligently disseminated across related trips, destinations, and related terms.
An outfitter database lets your sales team associate outfitters with trips and bookings. Outfitter commission is automatically calculated for the sales team’s reference and included in the reporting and trip roster for specific departure dates. Outfitter contact details can also be automatically included in key emails to clients once the booking has been created.
The “Trip Finder” is an extensive add-on to the TripPress core. This plugin allows complex search filtering and cross filtering of search results, and can be integrated into a website in a variety of ways.
When the user is presented with a group of trips to choose from, trip filtering enables users to further refine results after their initial search. Trip filters may include related terms or posts such as activity, availability, ability level, or destination.
The “Tour Finder Widget” allows a quick way of users searching through all trips in the sidebar or site navigation in any page in the website.