Wetu Importer: Saving you time and money

In 2013, LightSpeed started working with Southern Destinations, a toursim company who needed a WordPress site that could showcase tours and allow their clients to search for information.

While working with them, we discovered that there is a need for engaging content and relevant information on travel websites. We also realised that tourism professionals need automatically updated content so that they can focus on their clients. Other than engaging content, tourism professionals also needed a travel website which allows them to easily manage the features on their site.

How did LightSpeed find a solution to the need?

During the process of working on Southern Destinations, we worked closely with Wetu – a company providing an online travel and tourism database – to pull travel content from their system into the Southern Destinations website. But this wasn’t where our relationship with Wetu ended.

Wetu and LightSpeed partnered up to fulfil this need by combining our services into one product. This Wetu Importer is currently only available to LightSpeed’s Tour Operator Website Solution customers.

We add certain functionalities like Search, Destinations, Activities, Deal Management, Accommodation and Travel Styles. Wetu then provides a comprehensive tour collection database which we connect to the WordPress travel website.

Companies using Wetu’s Content API in combination with LightSpeed’s Tour Operator Website Solutions will be able to import Virtual Tours, Itineraries and Activities using a few easy steps. The importing system searches WordPress daily and compares results with existing Wetu tours. When tours are missing from WordPress, the importer will run.

Users will be able to connect their tours with a variety of content, including accommodation, destinations/regions, posts/news, team members, specials, galleries, videos and reviews.

Tour Operators can automatically synchronise their website with Wetu on a daily basis, thus fulfilling the need to offer engaging content without the effort involved in importing or publishing manually.

Conclusion

LightSpeed’s Tour Operator websites he Wetu customers to provide the latest travel and tourism information to their visitors. They can also display this information in the best manner possible and manage their content with a simple WordPress content management system.

LightSpeed has launched a WordPress tour importer that integrates with the Wetu Content System (an online solution for quality, up-to-date content gathered from the travel and tourism industry).

For more information, our LightSpeed’s Tour Operator Website Solution please contact our support team.

Update: LightSpeed released the Wetu Importer as an open-source plugin on WordPress.org.