Melbourne, Australia – Travel agents seeking authentic, tailored and truly local experiences for clients now have access to a ground-breaking new online community, Tripfuser, where a bookable hand-crafted trip is created specifically by Local Experts.
Travel agents can log in to Tripfuser to design a client's travel experience by simply creating a Wishlist or by searching sample trips in the Tripfuser Trip Gallery that can be booked "as is", or personalised prior to booking.
Client requirements are shared directly with Local Experts based in the Travellers' destination of choice, who then respond with a personalised trip. The experts take the traveller Wishlist and apply their local knowledge to shape a personalised web-based Trip Plan, which travel agents can share with clients. Once confirmed, bookings can be made through the secure platform.
The striking imagery, inspirational content and level of tailored local insight can offer extra incentive for clients to book their next trip with agents. Agents can also receive competitive commissions on all bookings.
Travel agents define how many Trip Plans they'd like to receive (each from a different Local Expert) as well as how quickly they'd like to receive them. Inbuilt chat allows a direct dialogue between the travel agent and Local Expert to finalise the trip.
Matt Beard, founder and CEO of Tripfuser said the unprecedented level of personalisation offered through the platform makes the new service an industry first.
"Tripfuser is the first major travel platform to offer this level of bespoke travel planning, which allows agents direct access to an open marketplace so they can provide varied and competitive proposals for their clients," said Matt.
"We created this platform to offer significant added value to agents and their clients. To date, it has been challenging for travel agents to find custom product tailored to their clients' interests without being in the destination to speak with locals directly. Agents can now provide a higher level of service to clients looking for a bespoke itinerary catering to their individual preferences."
The fully mobile-optimised platform caters to every kind of Traveller, from those flying solo who want high adventure, families travelling with children, groups seeking foodie and cultural experiences, and more. Tripfuser also offers budget-friendly as well as luxury options for Travellers. Nepal and Vietnam are currently live on the platform, with Cambodia, Thailand and more destinations to launch in the coming months.
As well as benefiting travel agents, Tripfuser is a real win for Local Experts, allowing them to work directly with travel agents using a user-friendly interface to craft truly unique experiences. All Local Experts are given equal prominence on the system, and Traveller feedback allows travel agents to select their experts by taking this feedback into account.
Agents wanting to revolutionise how they offer clients' local opportunities will find Tripfuser offers strong content and inspirational itineraries to suit their needs.