It’s that time of year again when folks start to book trips and activities to make themselves feel better and beat the post-holiday blues. And whether it’s gym sessions, summer holidays, or short leisure breaks, mobile devices have made it much easier for customers to make bookings anywhere, anytime. But as a business developing and maintaining an in-house booking system to manage this demand is both costly and time consuming.
Thankfully there’s lots of web-based online booking and reservation management software to do the hard work for you. Many of these SaaS products have accompanying iPad online booking apps that are easy to use and help you to start accepting reservations through your website and social media channels instantly using the booking software.
These iPad apps for the hospitality and the travel industry are suitable for a wide range of industries including hotels, tours, sightseeing operators, bars, hair salons, restaurants, and even one-off courses or events. They allow customers to book and pay for your services or products with a credit card wherever they are with no need to use the phone or contact sales staff.
Here are five of the best iPad booking apps for hospitality and travel. These are subscription-based applications, but most come with free trials so you can get a feel for them.