How does Canvas work?
Canvas brings the travel planning process to life
Sign up to access our intuitive dashboard where you can build and plan itineraries on the go, or create templates based on your most popular tours.
Fields for photo libraries, guide details, contact information, real-time weather and maps are all included.
After an enquiry is made, personalise to the customers’ needs, generate the Canvas, and send a live link directly via email or text message.
Canvas can be accessed on any device, and can be shared amongst family or co-travellers.
On mobile can be installed like an app to the user’s homescreen, with your own branded icon.
A traveller makes an enquiry
Build a personalised itinerary, or customise a pre-saved template
Publish a personalised itinerary and send to customer for immediate access
Canvas is viewable on any device, and can be shared with family and co-travellers
Canvas automatically updates as details are finalised
Canvas can be installed on the homescreen of a smartphone, and works offline for access while on a trip
Inform and inspire after booking
During the final planning process, any changes to travel plans automatically update on the Canvas, minimising the need to send out amended PDFs or keep track of emails.
During the travel lag, keep customers engaged with useful updates. Packing lists, excursion details, recommended reading, weather updates, can all be housed in Canvas.
Confirmed documents (flight details, guides and emergency contacts) can be uploaded as PDFs.
A handy companion while travelling
Canvas is stored in the phone’s cache, so all travel plans are accessible without needing an internet connection.
Inspire and convert with easy-to-generate itineraries
Benefits for the...
Benefits for the... Traveller
Wild Dog Canvas is an immersive travellers’ assistant which contains the essential information about their booked holiday. Traditionally this information has been provided by the tour operator, in either printed form or as a substantial PDF (held on client portal or emailed).
Wild Dog Canvas is a simple, easy to use web application which the traveller loads directly into their smartphone. However as it is built in responsive html and is cloud based, the latest information is available at all times on any device.
The tour operator shares a unique URL by email to the traveller. The traveller clicks the URL on their smartphone, tablet or desktop and this downloads and caches a complete PWA microsite containing all the necessary details of their holiday. The traveller is prompted to bookmark the PWA to their home screen to allow easy future access.
The PWA’s features include:- a day-by-day itinerary and photos; hotel information and photos; a map with markers showing the locations of booked hotels; destination information and photos; and contact information for the tour guide and the company organising the trip.
In the initial Pre-Sales stage, a link to the portal or payment process can be provide. Over time, as the estimate becomes a confirmed booking, these links will evolve to become relevant to the recipient as their status changes.
The itinerary, once bookmarked on the user’s device for the first time, Canvas will load and work without an internet connection. Ideal for travelling when a connection to the internet is intermittent or absent (such as during a flight and in-country).
Benefits for the... Tour Operator
Wild Dog Canvas acts as a pre-sales conversion tool; enabling the sales assistant to update and amend the enquiry as the booking enquiry evolves. Subsequently, following post sale confirmation the link evolves into a convenient method of providing information to the traveller both leading up to their departure and on-trip.
Process: The tour operator populates (either manually or by API) flight details, holiday itinerary, destination, accommodations, excursions, information and documents into an attractive and intuitive Canvas itinerary sent directly to the traveller’s mobile phone or tablet. Tour operators can send notifi cations and reminders to the traveller prior and during their holiday.
There are two options to populate the information in the PWA. This populated content is ‘aggregated’ using the Wild Dog Canvas generator.
CRM Population via API: For tour operators with an established CRM or similar the system can compile information about trips, destinations and accommodation etc using the Canvas REST API connectivity to draw data from co-operative systems.
CMS Population: For tour operators and travel agents without an established CRM, Wild Dog Canvas offers a simple, easy to use CMS (content management system) to compile content required to populate the PWA. Once an account has been created, destination and hotel descriptions and images are populated, day-by-day itineraries are easily created and duplicated for new clients’ trips.