international permits

The preservation of precious ecosystems around the world is imperative. Many such places also host a considerable tourist trade, a key element of their economy. Managing the flow of visitors into and out of these locations is paramount.

What is TIPS?
TIPS stands for Truell International Permit Systems. It is an online ticketing system which has been designed for use by National Parks and protected sites around the world to manage entry payments and visitor information.

The preservation of precious ecosystems around the world is imperative. Many such places also host a considerable tourist trade, a key element of their economy. Managing the flow of visitors into and out of these locations is paramount, both to ensure park entry fees are collected efficiently, and to help park authorities manage visitor numbers. TIPS requires visitors to register their visit and pay appropriate fees online in advance of their arrival at the park.

Benefits to National Parks and other protected sites

  • Collect park entry fees in a more secure and efficient manner
  • Improved cash flow due to requirement to purchase in advance
  • Gathers accurate data on visitors and their anticipated stay
  • Provides valuable reports on visitor and financial data
  • Option of differential pricing
  • Improved visitor experience; through the ability to share
  • information with visitors in advance
  • Online community development opportunities
  • Fundraising opportunities
  • Fully flexible software platform that can be tailored to unique requirements of the site
  • Fully hosted service

Pioneer Destination: The Galápagos Islands
The Truell Charitable Foundation has been supporting the Galápagos Islands since its inception in 2005. With tourism rates growing each year, and subsequent development, the islands were identified as a prime location to pioneer such a system. TIPS Galápagos will launch in the summer of 2013. The following conditions exist in the islands:

  • Tourism rates growing between 10-14% per annum
  • Population growing at 6% per annum
  • Human footprint having a considerable impact on precious ecosystem
  • Urgent need to monitor and control visitor numbers