GolfSwitch, the world’s leading tee time technology and distribution platform, enjoyed plenty of technology attention at this year’s IGTM in Vilamoura. GolfSwitch has established itself as the go to organisation for companies in the golf and travel industry to book tee times for their customers on close to 3,000 courses worldwide.
The highly anticipated and attended launch of Version 2.0 of the successful travel tool Direct Access created such a buzz that many of the buyers have to receive separate demos as the appointment lists were full.
The upgraded web application Direct Access allows travel companies, hotels and any other golf course partners to book live tee times on either their own contracted courses or on all other courses in the GolfSwitch network, immediately expanding their reach and service to their customers.
These travel companies will have the opportunity to load their own agreements and book tee times within these agreements or use the conditions GolfSwitch has in place with all its courses. Golf course partners will be able to see what the current retail rate is for the tee time selected and compare that with their rate and adjust pricing towards their customers.
An immediate confirmation within the club’s tee sheet, white label confirmations for the client and instant price information showing the margins obtained are all part of the package. Direct access is a low entry web application ideally suited to IAGTO tour operators who want to have live and real time access to close to 3,000 courses worldwide while not being restricted to one country or having to aggregate multiple signals.
Jo Maes, Managing Director for GolfSwitch International: “This was the first year we exhibited at IGTM and I must say, it exceeded all our expectations. We had golf courses promoting the tool to their travel partners and we had tour operators promoting GolfSwitch to their partner courses.
“We already knew that the GolfSwitch technology was becoming the go to solution for travel and golf companies worldwide but having a full appointment schedule was something we did not expect. We are more convinced than ever that the future is online our mission is to provide all parties, golf, travel trade and consumers with the best technology and tools available to book more rounds of golf.”
GolfSwitch staff was on site to demo the GolfSwitch tools to golf courses, tourism organisations, IAGTO tour operators and media, all of whom walked away with a better understanding on how to make their business more efficient.