Gondola Partners with Checkfront, Offers Unprecedented Support for Experience Commerce

The partnership offers businesses more comprehensive and robust support to increase direct bookings and customer experience.

Gondola is a direct booking platform that made its mark as the first and only marketing platform builder geared toward the tour and activity industry, touting it as the easiest way to become your own independent business. They’re excited to report a partnership with Checkfront, a clean and intuitive operational support system focused on resource management, inventory, and the day-to-day practical necessities of doing business for over 11 years.

“This partnership is a huge benefit to new and existing customers on both platforms,” said Vitaliy Levit, CEO of Gondola. “While we were pursuing a new operational management solution, it became obvious that partnering with a clear and proven winner that’s also focused on customers in the tour and activity industry could bring massive value to both parties. Now Checkfront customers can import their products directly into Gondola, and Gondola will automatically spin up a page, plus include a widget for checkout.”

Tour and activity operators see an increase in consumer interest and realize that there’s even more competition in a crowded space. This means the need for a comprehensive storefront with seamless integrations is mandatory to compete. It’s also an ideal solution to reduce reliance on online travel agencies that take a 25-50% cut of revenue,without making a huge investment into a full website and support package.

“We’ve been tracking Gondola’s massive success in driving direct bookings for operators,” said Grant Jurgeneit, Co-Founder of Checkfront. “We wanted to help get our customers up and running with their websites faster and more easily. The Gondola team has continuously impressed us, and we’re incredibly excited about a brighter future for everyone with this collaboration.”

This partnership empowers new and current tour and activity operators using Checkfront to seamlessly upgrade their storefront to the Gondola platform, giving the tour and activity industry an opportunity to get more bookings, generate more revenue, and compete with enterprises. 

Start using Gondola with Checkfront today by following these integration instructions: https://support.checkfront.com/hc/en-us/articles/8296507186587-Integrating-Checkfront-with-Gondola

Learn more about Gondola and follow their site progress at gondola.travel and follow them on Twitter @Gondola4Travel.

For more on Checkfront, visit checkfront.com or follow them on Twitter @Checkfront.

About Gondola Travel

Gondola was founded in 2021 by Vitaliy Levit, a travel industry expert, and marketing executive, along with Nathan Robinson, a career product manager, and serial entrepreneur. Our purpose is to empower tour and activity owners to grow their online direct bookings through their most important digital asset – their website.

About Checkfront

Since June 2010, Checkfront has grown from a humble operation into a dedicated workforce spread across BC, Canada. We’ve processed over 5.1 billion USD in bookings annually, made by businesses in 128 countries around the world. From Alaska to New Zealand, we facilitate hundreds of thousands of bookings monthly.

Vitaliy is the founder and CEO of Gondola. After several years of running his own whale watching and sailing charter operation in Spain, he discovered that the tours & activities industry was missing a simple way to build a powerful website that actually works.