Xola Vs Origin Comparison

Xola replaced the pen-and-paper booking solution. Origin brings activity booking software into the 21st century. Create an account and start automating your activity booking today.

Why Choose Origin Over Xola?

No Complicated Coding

There’s no need for complicated HTML code or embedded widgets to use Origin. We’ll replace links in your existing buttons and pages during a quick setup.

No Refund Reserves

Xola holds your money in its reserve. It controls refunds to maintain a positive account balance. Origin doesn’t touch your finances. Instead, you’re connected directly to your bank.

No Implementation Fees

Xola charges $199 Implementation Fees on top of service transactions and payment processing fees. Origin sets you up for free.

Service Fees
Payment Processing Fees
2.9% + 30¢
1.9% + 30¢
Monthly Subscription Option
Not Offered
Starts at $199/month
Email Notifications
Built-in CRM
Real-time Availability
Free Digital Waivers
SMS Guide Notifications
Individual Guide Schedules
Custom Trip Booking Pages
No-Code Setup
Types of Support
Email, Live Chat, Blog Posts
24/7 (live rep) Email, Phone, Chat

Ability To Set A Guide’s Schedule

Xola only allows you to block off availability for your business. There are no options for an individual guide’s availability. Origin’s activity booking software makes updating a guide’s schedule simple and quick. Either the tour operator or the guide themself can do it.

Reviews For Trips, Your Company, And Guides

Your clients will read reviews before paying for your service or product. They want to know if they’re making a good decision and if they can trust you. When a visitor can’t read reviews through your Xola widget, they’ll go elsewhere for social proof.

Origin lets your guests leave reviews for your trips, your company, and your guides. Xola doesn’t.

Built Alongside Guides

When Xola’s users ask for new features or voice their concerns, they’re left disappointed. One Xola user said, “They give the impression that these things won’t be changed for a long time, and maybe never.” Origin builds and improves upon our platform alongside guides. You’re the ones using the activity booking software. We care about what matters most to you.

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