The new patented online booking system allows travel advisors to reserve complex FIT itineraries in one simple transaction.
WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – Perillo Tours, a leader in escorted travel to Italy for more than 77 years, debuts Perillo’s Travel Planner. The custom FIT travel planning system allows travel advisors to effortlessly create and book complex multi-city itineraries throughout Italy.
Bookable services available through Perillo’s Travel Planner include international flights, rail tickets, car rentals, and chauffer services, as well as hundreds of Perillo’s privately contracted hotels, villas, day tours and unique activities.
There are two basic ways for travel advisors to book using Perillo’s Travel Planner. First, from a library of Suggested Itineraries which can be booked as-is, or after editing. Second, by using the Custom Planner offering a blank canvas upon which the advisor controls every element of the trip planning process.
According to Steve Perillo, creator of Perillo’s Travel Planner and president and owner of Perillo Tours, “The system’s most important feature is the Suggested Itineraries module. Here, dozens of expertly crafted itineraries can be booked with one click or edited according to a client’s wishes. Days can be added or subtracted, hotels can be swapped-out and activities chosen.”
Perillo continued, “Every popular destination has a dozen or so logical itineraries that feature the must-see highlights. An advisor can start out with the most popular itineraries, and then customize it according to their customer’s wishes.”
Built for the travel advisor community, the booking system can also serve as a ‘sketchpad’ to examine various travel options and pricing. While navigating the booking system, the user’s resulting itinerary is displayed on a map, calendar, and in traditional list form. The resulting trip can be booked or saved which allows the plans to be shared with clients or travel companions. Custom itineraries can be saved for months, allowing for changes before final purchase.
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As part of the system’s development, Perillo Tours engaged trusted travel advisor partners to test out the system. Mary Cirronella from Travel Creations of Naples, FL shared, “Using the new travel planner was amazing. The whole process was very professional, the hotel selection made it easy to check availability and the offered tours were an added incentive to create a complete itinerary for my clients. If you’re looking to independently book a fantastic trip to Italy for your clients, this is the way to go."
Travel professional Cessy Meacham from Anytime Travel Solutions in Melbourne, FL, added, “This system is a travel professional’s dream to create FIT itineraries. It offers quick and easy access to hundreds of travel combinations throughout Italy. It is a game-changer when you can discuss with your clients flight options, itineraries, activities and pricing within the first interaction.”
Created by Perillo, the user-friendly system received a United States Patent for its unique ability to prepare multi-destination travel itineraries including an interface that permits users to readily make changes to the itinerary. The co-creators of the software are David Geil, CTO of Perillo Tours and Jeff Joyce, CTO of Travel Sciences, Inc.
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