The Australian Tourism Booking Widget (Booking Widget) is brought to industry by the Australian Government, in partnership with Tourism Australia, the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW), and supported by technical providers V3. The solution is specifically targeted to small and medium enterprise tourism operators looking for an entry level tool to make their product bookable online.
The objective of this initiative is to enhance the online booking capability of Australian tourism businesses through the provision of an online booking widget.
Supporting Accommodation, Attraction, Event and Tour operators, the initiative is designed to act as a stepping-stone for tourism operators to enter the online market.
Freely available, the Booking Widget is an easily accessible and consumer friendly tool that will allow tourism operators' websites and Facebook business pages to facilitate real-time online bookings and accept payment from consumers.
The Booking Widget will provide a cost effective "first step" solution, that is designed to be simple to use, simple to identify, and simple to implement, that will encompass:
Further enquiries can be answered at 1300 266 582 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further assistance on the how's and why's of selling your product online, in addition to detailed information about online booking systems, visit the tourism e kit at http://tourismekit.atdw.com.au/
The Tourism e kit comprises a series of free online tutorials (available in print and video format) designed to assist time-poor tourism operators improve their online presence.
For assistance on Tourism listings and supporting programs, your State Tourism Organisations are also available to point you in the right direction.