Xola is a booking, marketing, and distribution platform that powers tour and activity providers. Our software helps businesses manage their back-office and online reservations, as well as payment processing, calendaring, inventory and guide management, affiliate and distribution channels, and customer relationship management. Xola’s software replaces credit card terminals, Excel spreadsheets, and paper calendars / white boards.
Like any other type of productivity and business management software, Xola wants to give small providers the ability to save time, stay organized and get out of the office and into the field. In other words, to leave the back-office management to Xola so that they can get out in the field and focus on what they do best: Making sure I get the best darn helicopter tour Bitcoin can buy.
To do so, Xola allows tour operators to accept online reservations directly through their existing websites, giving guests the ability to view realtime availability, book excursions and pay for the trip without ever leaving the tour operator’s website. The company’s integrated back office also enables operators to enter bookings that come in via the phone, as well as in person or by email, allowing businesses to maintain a single, master schedule for trips, guests guides and gear — with realtime sync of scheduling, guest details and inventory.
Consumers can book flights, hotels, car rentals and cruises from thousands of sites, because they all have end-to-end booking and distribution systems that connect the point-of-sale with consumer distribution. But not small tour operators. Small providers traditionally haven’t had access to this kind of affordable platform or software, the Xola founder says.
So Xola aims to give small to medium-sized businesses that integrated platform for booking, marketing and distribution that has eluded them over the years. And, to cater better to its audience, Zimmerman says that Xola’s system lives entirely in the cloud, meaning there’s no software to install or maintain, and no downstream IT cost.
Do you have any tips for using Xola? Please add them to this list.
Please vote up or down any tips that are already here. Thank you!
Do you know any Xola alternatives?
Please add the names of each tool to this list and help others to find them and try them out.
Please vote up or down any alternative so we find the most popular ones. Thank you!
We hope you enjoy Xola. To search for any other online tool please use our search box at the top of the page.
If you have benefited from what you have learned here we hope you will consider sharing this page with your social media friends by using one of the sharing buttons out on the left. Thank you!
If you have any questions about Xola please ask in the comment boxes below either Google+ or click over to Facebook. If you know lots about Xola or any other tool featured in The Web Tools Wiki then please let us know in the comments as well. We will connect with you and give you editing rights. We often pay regular editors for their time.