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10 Online Review Statistics Tour Operators Can't Ignore [Slides]

Posted by Christabelle Tani on Apr 17, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Because travelers are now researching online before they book tours and activities, optimising your online presence for reviews becomes an absolute necessity.

These 10 key statistics prove that accumulating positive online reviews is a non-negotiable strategy for niche tour operators to succeed in this day and age:

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Topics: tour operator, industry research, tripadvisor, online reviews

6 Keys to Packaging Your Tourism Product

Posted by Christabelle Tani on Apr 15, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Because they're so convenient, packages are a great way to get more bookings. A packaged tour combines elements that would be a hassle to coordinate separately, such as transport, accommodations, meals, attractions, and entertainment, can be bought as one easy package.

Here are some great tips from Destination NSW on the essentials for packaging your tourism product.

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Topics: tour operator, activity provider, marketing, distribution

Distribution 101 for Tour Operators

Posted by Christabelle Tani on Apr 11, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Your market presence depends entirely on how well you distribute your tourism products to your customers. Here's what you need to know to do it well.

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Topics: tour operator, activity provider, marketing, distribution

Account Reconciliation Tips for Tour Operators

Posted by Simon Lenoir on Apr 8, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Like all other types of businesses, tour operators needs to reconcile their accounts to make sure that they match those on the corresponding bank statement. 

Reconciling your accounts is the only way to make sure that no mistakes have been made (for example, you accidentally entered a payment for $800 when you meant $80).

But if you don't have an accountant to take care of it for you, it can be hard.

Here are some great tips shared by the folks behind the For Dummies books.

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Topics: tour operator, activity provider, business, operations, accounting

New Research on Chinese Travelers for Tour Operators

Posted by Christabelle Tani on Apr 4, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Chinese travelers are taking the travel world by storm. In fact, it's estimated that 100 million Chinese will become global travellers by 2015 (ABC).

And because they are the top tourism spenders around, it's in every tour operator's best interest to understand and attempt to tap into this lucrative market. 

Here's some new industry research about Chinese travelers that we thought you might be interested in.

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Topics: traveler, tourism, industry research, chinese, asian market, tourist, china

Commission Rates for Distributors: What Tour Operators Need to Know

Posted by Christabelle Tani on Apr 1, 2014 9:00:00 AM

While you've set your prices and your tours have been running great, once in a while it's good to take a step back and reassess your commission rates for your partners.

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Topics: tour operator, activity provider, pricing, partners, distribution, set commission, commission rate, agent

3 Steps to Being Export-Ready: A Guide for Tour Operators

Posted by Christabelle Tani on Mar 28, 2014 9:00:00 AM

One word: distribution. Without an "export-ready" product, there's no way international distributors will even consider reselling your tour or activity.

So how can tour operators export-readify their businesses? Destination NSW provides some excellent information on what's involved.

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Topics: tour operator, activity provider, tourism business strategy, partners, distribution, travel agents, export ready

3 Strategies That Will Make Your Tours More Competitive

Posted by Christabelle Tani on Mar 25, 2014 9:00:00 AM

There's an easy way to make people pick you over your competition - how you package your tourism products!

Countless psychological studies have found that the way a product is put together has a direct (although at times subconscious) influence on purchasing decisions.

Here are 3 simple ways to alter the way your tourism product is priced, so that people perceive your tour or activity product as the one that offers the most value for money.

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Topics: tour operator, activity provider, tourism business strategy, pricing, competitors

Resource Management Tips for Tour Operators

Posted by Christabelle Tani on Mar 21, 2014 9:00:00 AM

All tour operators who manage resources for their tours are faced with this question. How can you maximise your income without overbooking?

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Topics: tour operator, activity provider, tourism business strategy, resource management

3 Costs You Need to Consider When Pricing Your Tourism Product

Posted by Simon Lenoir on Mar 18, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Pricing is inseparable from the success of your tourism product. Get it wrong, consumers won't want to buy it, and distributors won't want to sell it. Get it right, and have an abundance of bookings and profit!

So what are the most important elements that tour operators need to factor into their pricing?

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Topics: tour operator, activity provider, pricing, pricing structure, costs

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