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Our Approach

The Bookingbox system is based on a subscription model, where clients can add different modules to the basic presentation, this in combination with the creation of high volumes of links to the client presentations in our online travel-guides. This has brought exceptional results in search engines like Google, Yahoo and others. The Bookingbox links showed up often higher in search results than the website of the clients. (Hotels, Restaurants, Tours, Transport, Local Experts)

Our Story

BookingBox Organisation has been helping local artists to develop their skills and to enter the world of online sales , by creating websites & webshops for them , and assisted them in packing and sending the sold items.

Our cultural center in Ayacucho, Peru became a meeting place where locals and volunteers from European countries & North America could meet and organise events.

This was also the place where the first Bookingbox websites came online, with the help of our handy man Jan Kuijt , our web designer Jonathan Canchari Berna and a lot of volunteers.

We started to write reviews about local hotels, restaurants, shops and places worth visiting. We created a list of places we found interesting to present, travelled there with local transport and a very small budget, took pictures, wrote articles, spoke to locals, and presented all this on our website.

During one off our travels we visited Huacachina, an oasis in the Ica desert. Here we found our first paying clients for advertising on our website. Hostal Desert Nights.

We expanded our operations to Cusco, Peru. We rented an office in the South American Explorers building.

Around Cusco we found a lot of places worth presenting on our websites and travel guide. Communities that had ancient ruins, cultural festivals, long forgotten mule trails or amazing landscapes and nature reserves.

We offered these communities help with their online communications, their printed presentations and we advised them about how to manage tourist infrastructure.

Some places had absolute no tourist infrastructure, like guest rooms to rent, restaurants for food and drinks, toilets that would be suitable for tourists or guides that could bring tourists to the places where they could find tourist attractions.

Most of those communities had not yet worked with tourists, so language skills and cultural differences also had to be solved before they could receive customers.

Meet the Team

The Bookingbox team started quit small in Ayacucho, became bigger during our time in Cusco and Urubamba, Peru, but returned to the core of 3 members for now.

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Peter Auwerx

Founder & CEO

Peter had travelled all over Europe and lived and worked in India, where he had a guesthouse for a couple of years.

After returning form India to Belgium and working an other office job he thought it was time for a change and travelled to Peru to set up the Bookingbox Organisation.

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Helen Sayer

Director

Helen has travelled around the world. She visited Australia an New Zealand, lived for months in Borneo, Travelled from Alaska to Cape Horn overland and spend time in Peru, where she worked at South American Explorers in Cusco.

Meeting Peter at this location got her involved with Bookingbox.

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Ann Bollaerts

Advisor

Ann is a real Globetrotter and always on the move.

She travelled all over Europe and South America. and got introduced to Bookingbox by a friend.

During her visit to Peru she came to the Bookingbox Social Club in Ayacucho and has been involved with Bookingbox since then.

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