If you run a tour operation and you don’t yet have an online booking system—what are you waiting for? Online booking systems are the new standard for tour operators and you are doing yourself, and your business, a massive disservice by not incorporating an online booking system into your tour operation. There are many benefits to using an online booking system; the most notable of which is the fact that online booking systems will actually solve some of the biggest tour operation problems common in the industry. Let’s take a closer look at 4 of the most common problem-solving benefits you’ll receive when you use an online booking system.
If you are a tour operator then you know that part of running a successful tour operation is being able to stay on top of changing trends and values in the tourism industry. The modern tourism industry is radically different than the industry of 20, 10 or even 5 years ago. As tourism trends change, you must also learn how to quickly adapt and take advantage of them in order to increase your clientele, your exposure, and your overall profits. The following are 3 current tourism trends that you really need to know in order to make the most of your tour operation business.
If you take a moment to look around at a busy restaurant—or pretty much anywhere—chances are you’ll see someone bending over their phone, tapping away. Calling people has seemed to fall out of favor, with quick text messages being the most common way to keep in touch. As a savvy tour company, learning how to utilize this popular method of communication can make a big difference in how people perceive your business. If you’re ready to get started, here are a few ways you can add text messaging to your business.
Growing a business is something that many entrepreneurs think about on a daily basis. The start of a new year can heighten this thought process considerably. In order to survive, it’s important to stay competitive and think ahead to be able to thrive as a tour company. If you’re ready to make 2019 your best year yet, here are 7 ways to take your tour business to the next level in 2019.
A bad review is something that strikes fear into the hearts of business owners everywhere. A one or two star review dragging down your business rating can be as painful as a physical blow, but it doesn’t have to be. With proper management, negative reviews can actually help your business.
You have a great tour, but the people who look at your booking website stay for just a few seconds and click away. It could be that your booking system is too confusing for them to effectively navigate, or it might simply be that your description doesn’t grab their attention.
Being a tour operator is more than just running a business. You need to think ahead and be smart in order to stay ahead of other tour operations. Arm your tour guides with these essentials to make sure they are creating an experience your customers will love.