SMS: The May Day Money Maker

With the weather already showing signs of sunshine this May, we’ve already started dreaming about summer. For hoteliers, travel agents and tour operators, a sunny May bank holiday weekend is all that’s needed to trigger thoughts of holidays abroad, adventure days out and weekend breaks, making the upcoming three day weekend your window of opportunity!

SMS allows you to communicate with your customers in an instant, showcasing your hot travel deals to them before your competitors do! Real time information is key. After all, your bank holiday offers and information will only be valid for three days, making SMS the number one choice of communication…Especially when selling out last minute holidays and time sensitive offers!

It seems that whilst travel companies have been busy developing smartphone Apps enabling customers to access boarding passes from their mobile; they may be overlooking a more basic form of one to one communication which could provide many benefits. And it’s true that you should never underestimate the power of SMS booking confirmations, promotional offers and mobile vouchers. And when you look at the difference in open rates between SMS, apps and emails… SMS wins every time by a long mile!
Always on step ahead of the rest, the Textlocal Messenger platform provides you with the opportunity to send branded travel information and boarding passes straight to your customer’s phones via SMS which is safely secured into their Passbooks. It’s everything you need, all in one place, no switching between apps and no complications. It’s almost too easy!

With a sunny May bank holiday on the cards, catch your audience in high spirits and you’ll be amazed at the surge in footfall and customer sales that your simple SMS communications will bring. However this is only half the story. Utilising SMS this May Day could be the start of an influx of returning customers. Keep your travel customers coming back for more with SMS booking confirmations, SMS travel information and SMS payment updates, helping your customers each step of their journey with you. Updated customers equal organised customers, meaning they can sit back and relax. Remember, a happy, loyal customer is worth 10 times their first purchase, and in the travel sector this often means big bucks!

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