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A Picture Has a Thousand Destinations, Thanks to imagpic

Why are people not travelling, even when they can afford it? 

Often, the biggest reason people don’t travel, is because they do not have the right information at their fingertips. The biggest issue when hosting travel seminars that crop up, is surprisingly not lack of funds. The general public is just not sure what is all involved in terms of getting to their sought after holiday destination. Often, all the requirements are not on the same page and would be travelers are left negotiating the internet and trying to remember where they read what information. The most frustrating thing for any would-be traveler is not the lack of information; it is how the information is packaged. Rummaging through sites or various pages has been found to be counter-effective. Chances are good that travelers end up postponing, or looking for destinations where they feel a little more secure, probably somewhere they’ve been before. Imagpic understands this dilemma, and would like to resolve this issue for travel agencies.

How will imagpic help?

Think of your favorite websites. The ones you love most are the ones where you don’t have to continuously flip to new screens and then lose the information on the previous screen. The ones you end up loving the most are the ones that have all the information at your fingertips, and in an easy to read format. Think of applications like Houzz. If you are able to package all the travelling requirements in one easy to manage application, not only will it ensure a happy customer, it will also increase your footprint as your customers start talking about the ease of using your site. The aim is to have one photo that says it all. The pictures would be of well-known destinations, and the information linked to it would be whatever a traveler would want to see on one page. This is where the agency can be very creative, often there is more than one person that has been to a certain destination, and key information would have helped them on their travels. Let’s take a photo of a tourist in South Africa for instance.

Things to recommend for a country like South Africa to a would-be traveler can include the following:

  • If it is a Safari holiday in the Kruger National Park, the traveler needs to go for Malaria shots. They would also need to have sun protective gear, and good walking shoes. Clothing recommended in this area during summer, would be shorts, denims, or chino type pants, and cool shirts. For trails, jeans or other long pants are recommended or hiking socks to prevent snake bites, ticks from long grass, etc. UV protective sunglasses are recommended and definitely wide brimmed hats. Sling bags are handy to have, however, take care of pickpockets. Look for accommodations that have safes in the rooms in order for valuables to remain safe. Swimming gear can be taken, however, not all rivers, lakes or dams are safe. Travelers need to be sure that the area is safe by confirming with the tour guides. Excursions to nearby tourist destinations can also be linked to the photo.
  • If it is a holiday in a city and night time entertainment is important, local restaurants and clubs can be linked to the photo, including hotels, bed and breakfasts and lodges. Nearby attractions and danger areas can also be highlighted.

You can also include handy links to local stores that have special offers, for instance, if the traveler wants to go to Tanzania, a nice link to add to the page would be if a local company offers a reduced price on hot air balloon rides over the Serengeti.

Will all this information not obscure the photo?

The photo will have highlighted dots applicable to that section of the photo, for instance, if there is a plate of food in the photo, once the cursor moves over that specific spot, all the information regarding local restaurants and chosen eateries are displayed. The same goes for other aspects of the photo. Creativity is really key here, and the travel agency determines where this will go. You will also have the option of having all this info displayed in an information bar, as opposed to clicking on the dots. This helps bring all the information together. It really is possible for a picture to say a thousand words with imagpic.

Why choose imagpic?

Imagpic is a dedicated to creating a workable solution for your travel agency. The aim of the company is to make travel websites more user friendly, and increase foot traffic to these websites. It is important for travelers to have a great environment in order to make some life changing decisions. Once the travel bug has bitten, travelers often go back for more, and each experience is ingrained into their memories. The worst thing for any travel agency to experience is a customer who came back from a trip, unhappy about the destination as they have been ill informed. A lot of people don’t want to read through an entire dictionary of information, however, if it is packaged in a simple format like a photo with highlighted areas, the chances are good that the would-be traveler is more likely to soak up the information. Sometimes it is not what information is presented; it is in the way it I presented. Imagpic wants to take all the guesswork out of this, and bring the picture home to the traveler. By allowing Imagpic to apply their skills in order to make the travel website more marketable and user friendly for the end user, a healthy result of this would not only be the increase in foot traffic as discussed earlier, but also a happy customer. A happy customer is worth more than 10 prospects, as a happy customer has a word of mouth account of their experience, they will promote your business and they are likely to use your services again in future.

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