TripWorks

RATING:

5.0

(36)

About TripWorks

Designed for small to large travel agencies, TripWorks is a cloud-based reservations solution. It enables travel agents to manage clients, their trips and reservations, as well as their profiles and preferences. This software is great for agencies that have multi-branch locations. It offers a dashboard where users can see all of their sales information in one place. They can also use the dashboard to find the best deals for their customers. TripWorks can be utilized to create custom reports based on the clients' travel history and preferences so agents can better cater to their needs. Travel agents can use tools like customer profile flagging and refund confirmations to increase sales for both new clients and repeat customers.

Awards and Recognition

FrontRunner 2024
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TripWorks Pricing

TripWorks follows a simple pricing model, one that allows all customers to access the full range of advanced features, from their first day and their first dollar. This strategy offers huge benefits for tour operators. It eliminates a monthly fee and the need to forego specialized features only available at higher subscription levels, and it considers the seasonality of many operations, aligning costs with revenues earned rather than a date on the calendar. TripWorks is designed to help tour operators grow and our pricing model does just that. We provide access to a platform bursting with technologically advanced features, at a fee easily affordable by customers. Two components comprise the fees we collect: Credit Card Processing Fee: • 1.9% + $.30 per transaction • This is a simple passthrough to our processor, Stripe 2. Platform/Software Fee: • 5% on transactions run through the platform • Service fee based on the transactions processed through the TripWorks platform

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TripWorks helps you grow, manage, and scale your tour or activity business. So everyone can focus on what they do best.

TripWorks Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

5

Most Helpful Reviews for TripWorks

1 - 5 of 35 Reviews

Rowena

Entertainment, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed February 2024

Tripworks for Walking & Bus Tours

We decided on Tripworks after a very length research process into other options. We’ve overall been very impressed with the Tripworks team throughout our research and onboarding process. While there are some things that don’t quite work for us about the system, we know that that would be the case with any booking system we decided to use, so the pros outweigh the cons.

PROS

A clean, good-looking system with a simple booking flow. Great options for dynamic pricing, as well as offering different pricing to resellers. Flexibility to manage bookings, including the ability to manually adjust ticket prices or comp tickets, makes it much less rigid than other systems.

CONS

We’re using resources for guide scheduling, and this has proven to be a mixed bag as the resource settings aren’t as flexible as we need. The system’s focus on per-participant details means that the default receipts and booking details can be lengthy for large bookings. It would also be nice to have an option for a requested booking that doesn’t require a deposit to be able to quote groups.

Reason for choosing TripWorks

It had the best combination of features that we needed without too many required work-arounds for features that didn’t quite meet our needs.

Reasons for switching to TripWorks

We were using Dubsado in a way it wasn’t really designed for, and realize we needed a proper booking system to meet our needs.

Vendor Response

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your detailed feedback on your experience with Tripworks. We truly appreciate your thoughtful review and are thrilled to hear that overall, our system has been meeting your needs effectively. It's fantastic to hear that you find our system clean and visually appealing, with a straightforward booking flow. We're also glad that our dynamic pricing options and flexibility in managing bookings have been beneficial for your business. Your insights regarding the resource settings and the lengthiness of default receipts for large bookings are incredibly valuable to us. We understand the importance of flexibility in meeting your specific needs and will certainly take your feedback into consideration as we continue to improve our platform.

Replied February 2024

Victoria

Airlines/Aviation, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed August 2022

Wonderful Upgrade!

The customer service that has been provided by TripWorks has been better than customer service from any other platform that I have interacted with. The individuals are quick to respond, and efficient in solving difficulties, or creating a more streamlined process.

PROS

One of the things that I was expecting to be harder was the launch with specific times on each date. But after providing TripWorks with the information, they performed the legwork to have the information integrated and translated into appropriate booking times and availability. If a schedule changes, it is also very simple within the phone app to "close" or "open" the availability with the click of one button. TripWorks integrates payment to make the process simple and streamlined for guests as well!

CONS

The one thing that I would like to see if some simple changes to the final payment and tipping, as tips are a large perk to operating a specialty tour. Currently, after the deposit is paid and the tour has been completed, the screen that comes available for the client has percentages of the booking to pay toward a tip. The biggest difficulty with this is it does not include the deposit price in that percentage. I would like to see percentage of tip reflect the entirety of the cost of the excursion.

Reasons for switching to TripWorks

Something that was extremely difficult with Peek PRO was the fact that there was no easy way to reschedule a cancelled tour. As an aviation based experience, the weather plays a significant role in the ability to complete the tour. Sometimes cancellations happen at the time the tour is set to start, and in those cases, there was no way to reschedule. TripWorks has solved that problem and eliminated all stress from that situation!

Joe

Entertainment, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed June 2023

Tipworks is very good

I really like Tripworks. However, my experience has changed. It seems to be the new business model of a criminal lack of accountability by those at the top. I have no access nor knowledge of this company. All the people with whom I can interact are spread liberally about the U.S. and maybe the world for all I know. The people I started with (except [sensitive content hidden]) and whom I was very comfortable and had great faith in, have left. Recently, [sensitive content hidden] once again had to step in and resolve a big problem. She did a great job and when i asked to be able to contact her boss directly to praise her, I got an email telling me to wrote a review. The result is an additional bad taste in my mouth and a real annoyance. Tripworks is lucky it works for my business and that it is such a hassle to change products (and their competition to date, sucks). So while I do like Tripworks, I am concerned for the future and I consider the [sensitive content hidden] and other company leaders either negligent or rather incompetent. This business model of invisible corporate leadership and companies that exist only in the virtual world cannot continue forever in my opinion. (and I run a Virtual Reality Entertainment Complex!) To conclude, Tripworks is great but it is best if you have someone who can learn to program, alter and troubleshoot the system in house because otherwise you may have to accept a really rather extended period of waiting for satisfaction. Also once again, [sensitive content hidden] is amazing!

PROS

We had multiple software be unable to handle our needs in the past. Tripworks has been by far the best. When my problems are escalated to a higher up person, they get handled. [sensitive content hidden], is excellent at her job, both in her knowledge of the software and how she handles customer service, especially angry customers. Whoever the higher ups in this company are, they are so lucky to have her and from what I've seen, if she leaves, they are screwed.

CONS

They need to up their game in regards to Point of sale and customer service. Recently, it appears that they've had an irregularly high degree of turnover and it is affecting the customer service experience. In the past at least on weekdays, I was getting someone who really knew the software. I anticipated the weekend person would be less knowledgeable. Lately, I feel as if I am getting a novice whenever I call and they are reading off of a script. I quite often have to wait days to get a problem resolved.

Reason for choosing TripWorks

They showed the ability to perform all the tasks I needed. My booking is complicated.

Reasons for switching to TripWorks

Clubspeed is the Absolute worst on every level!

Dennis

Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed February 2024

Tripworks Is An Amazing Product

Overall I enjoy Tripworks much better than Peek Pro or Fareharbor. I especially love the ease to set up affiliate company's to handle third party bookings.

PROS

The setup of our tour options, vouchers and gift card options are extremely easy. The dedicated customer service with an actual account manager that i can talk to when I have an issue is one of top features I love. The payment processing is fast and the flexibility to modify features is top notch.

CONS

I wish customers had a way to cancel tours and request refunds themselves so we didn't have to stop and manually cancel the reservation. It just takes time out of my admin team's day to do this. Also, when a reservation is cancelled or a draft is removed, I would be great if it didn't show up as just deleted, it would be much better if it showed up in the sales screen as actually cancelled. It just crowds the sales screen when multiple of the same activity for the same person shows up as a draft or deleted. Lastly, Tripworks would be elite if they set up a way to automatically pay out commissions for bookings through affiliate partners instead of my accounting team having to manually calculate and pay out commissions.

Reasons for switching to TripWorks

Mainly the one on one interaction with an actual person. It makes such a difference when I can video call the same person who is familiar with my business and account and get help when I need it.

Vendor Response

Thank you for your glowing review of Tripworks! We're thrilled that our platform's ease of setup, dedicated customer service, fast payment processing, and flexibility have made a positive impact on your business. It's fantastic to hear that you find the setup of tour options, vouchers, and gift card options to be extremely easy to manage. We're especially delighted that our dedicated customer service, including having an account manager you can speak with directly, has been one of the standout features for you. Providing personalized support is something we strive for, and we're glad to know it's making a difference for your business. Your suggestions regarding customer-initiated tour cancellations and refunds, as well as improvements to the sales screen functionality and automatic commission payouts for affiliate bookings, are incredibly insightful.

Replied February 2024

Eliav

Airlines/Aviation, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed August 2022

TripWorks is better than fareharbor and peek

Overall they are a great booking software to work with. We moved to them because they had better technology to help us earn more revenue than Fareharbor or Peek, and we have.

PROS

They are a small agile company and do listen to users about product changes. 3 things I really like about the software (Were all our ideas that they added in the last 12 months): 1. Allow users to reschedule their tour on their own when we have to cancel for any reason (Mainly weather) 2. Allow us to see draft purchases right away and call those prospects to close them (They are the only platform that currently allows this) 3. Tipping feature is awesome. We used to get $250-$400 in tips per tour. Now we get $800-$1000 per tour group.

CONS

They can be slow to build new features, however, they do eventually build them. The ones they do build end up being features that make us more money.

Reason for choosing TripWorks

They lied to us and said they had a cap on fees. They have a cap on fees per ticket, but not on the whole booking. It's a bait and switch.

Reasons for switching to TripWorks

They didn't have the option to let customers rebook from canceled flights and didn't have a tipping system that made sense.