ARC Enhances Sales Analysis Product for Travel Agencies

first_imgAria Product Now Includes Form of Payment Dashboard  ARLINGTON, Va. – June 4, 2018 – Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today announced major enhancements to Aria—a business intelligence product that provides travel agents with an easy way to view high-level analytics of sales activity along with detailed ARC-settled ticketing data. Agencies will now have access to a form of payment dashboard, which allows the user to drill down to any particular transaction and generate a copy of any settled transaction in receipt form. This will enable the agency to show clients proof of travel with the generation of a receipt or image. Agencies can search by ticket number, the last four credit card digits, passenger name and tour code. A sales-trends graph is also available to help agencies quickly see when there were spikes or dips in overall sales, and drill down to that particular period. “ARC launched Aria in May 2017 and over the past year we’ve worked closely with our customers to identify value-added enhancements. With this release, additional metrics and dashboards will help agencies to spot sales trends, identify passenger patterns and pinpoint destinations of interest,” said Arun Gupta, ARC managing director of product management. “Aria is designed to be affordable for any ARC agency since pricing is based on the volume of settled transactions.” About ARCThe Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry with leading business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools and high-quality data. In 2017, ARC settled $88.5 billion worth of airline ticket transactions for more than 7,000 travel agencies with 12,000 points of sale. Established in 1984, ARC is an ISO 27001 certified company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in Louisville, Kentucky, Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.arccorp.com and www.twitter.com/arctalk. Have you registered for TravelConnect? October 11-12, 2018 | National Harbor, Md., www.arctravelconnect.com. #TravelConnect2018last_img read more

The Best GPS Apps for Navigating without Reception

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts GPS used to require expensive devices but now the power can be found in our pocket. Most phones easily connect to the GPS network and show your exact location anywhere on the planet. Whether we’re hiking Mount Everest, Peru, or Portland, we can see our location on a map. The only downside? Getting cell reception.To get updated maps and download information from the internet, our phones need to connect to a network, which is only available within a range of a cell tower. We can’t send messages, we can’t use many apps, and we certainly can’t view new maps.The solution is to download offline content. We’ve rounded up the best offline GPS apps for tracking, hiking, hunting, traveling, and everything in between.Why Go Offline?Apps and maps aren’t much use if they don’t update while you move. Many apps allow you to download maps ahead of time via Wi-Fi or cell network, then use them out on the trail when you’re hiking. Cell reception can be spotty or non-existent in the backcountry. With the maps already loaded, you don’t need a data network. All you require is a clear view of the sky for the GPS satellites and you’ll know exactly where you are.That being said, too many people have gotten lost when their phone fails or directs them to the wrong place, so we have to mention that you should always have a backup for navigation. If the battery dies on your phone, a map and compass will always show you the way.Best Offline GPS AppsViewRangerAvailable for iOS and AndroidViewRanger is one of the best mapping apps out there. Plan your route beforehand and keep a track of exactly where you went. Add geotagged photos to your trip and it knows where you took them on the map. Download maps ahead of time so you don’t need to rely on the cell signal.The Skyline feature introduces augmented reality to ViewRanger. Looking through the camera, it overlays mountain names, waypoints, and navigation arrows, so you know exactly what you’re looking at. The Premium version gets you the 3D and augmented reality views. A variety of other more detailed maps for specific areas can be purchased in the app. It’s also available for Apple Watch and Wear OS.DownloadGaia GPSAvailable for iOS and AndroidWhen searching for the best  GPS apps online, you won’t go far without tripping over Gaia GPS. With your offline maps, the free version of the app offers online route organization and easy device sync so you can track and organize all your adventures in one place. With the $20 membership, you can download maps anywhere in the world. The $40 Premium membership gets you access to other maps like NatGeo Trails Illustrated and U.S. Hunting layers.DownloadAllTrailsAvailable for iOS and AndroidSome apps have great maps but don’t include any trails on them. AllTrails has one of the biggest trail databases online. It automatically shows you all the trails around you for quick adventures. Other users can leave feedback on each of the routes, letting you know what it’s really like. Is it going to be an easy jaunt around the lake or a suffer-fest of steep hills? Maps are downloadable with the ad-free Pro version that costs just $30 per year.DownloadRamblrAvailable for iOS and AndroidMost GPS apps give you a map and some tracking tools but rarely do they let you log and record your adventure as you go. Ramblr is more of an adventuring journaling app. Maps are downloadable for navigation offline. Take photos, record video and audio, and type out stories during your journey. Everything is put onto the map as you go. Once you’re done, easily share to Facebook and Twitter so others can experience your epic adventures too.DownloadMaps 3D ProMaps can be hard to decipher when you’re looking up at the mountains and down at a two-dimensional drawing for where you are. Maps 3D Pro shows everything in three dimensions so it’s easy to see that hills are hills and mountains are mountains. The app tracks all your stats from the hike and can also be used in 2D mode. An in-app purchase is required for offline maps and another for an extra map package.Download Wake Up Rested With the Best Down Pillows of 2019 last_img read more

Gazette notice published on 20th Amendment

The 237 seats will be divided into 145 members elected via the First-Past-The-Post system, 55 via the Proportional Representation system and 37 from the National List. Some minor parties had threatened to take legal action if the 20th Amendment to the constitution is approved in its current form. (Colombo Gazette) The Gazette notice on the 20th Amendment to the constitution has been published, the Government Printer said.The cabinet, which met for a special session last Friday, had agreed on a new proposal for electoral reforms via the 20th Amendment to the constitution. Accordingly the cabinet agreed to a proposal by President Maithripala Sirisena for a 237 seat Parliament. read more