We’re excited to announce the launch of a new feature on Alpaca Travel – Google Analytics integration. With this feature, users can now send page view analytics to their own Google Analytics property. This feature unlocks a whole new range of possibilities for Alpaca’s travel writers, allowing them to gain insights into their content performance, as well as better understand who is viewing their content. To enable this feature, users simply need to provide their Google Analytics Web Data Stream Measurement ID in the integrations section of Alpaca Travel. We believe this new feature will help to further empower our travel writers to create the content that their audience loves.
On supported embed modes, users can now change the embed code to load with a specific location focused on. This will help support use cases where users wish to embed their Alpaca content on separate pages on their website. We are currently releasing a support article on the changes that are required to the embed code. If this feature is popular, we may incorporate a tool to select a specific location when creating your embed code in future releases.
We have disabled the default setting of displaying ratings or reviews for businesses on Alpaca Travel. This feature may be made available in the future as an opt-in feature for travel writers to decide when it is important to show.
Alpaca Travel is excited to announce an upcoming release of its new map focused embed option. This new option will allow users to display a simplified map on their page, with basic interactions that reveal content once users interact. This new embed option is being tested with clients in order to ensure that it performs effectively for wider release.
We are excited to announce that we have launched a new itinerary editor! This new editor has numerous tools and capabilities to travel writers that improve the ease and speed of creating travel content. The new itinerary editor addresses numerous feature requests, as well as providing a host of new advanced features for authors.
The new itinerary editor can output content that can be directly shown within our subscribers existing guides. Additionally, Alpaca will be launching new ways to display itineraries as well as launching their GraphQL API in the next few months to enable clients to better create and display their itineraries.
Alpaca will be working with existing “pro” level subscription clients to onboard them on to the new platform.