tour operators

6 Things to Focus on When building your Tourism Network

6 Things to Focus on When building your Tourism Network

This lesson starts with a simple task… identify the 700 highest volume tour operators in North America and ends with, “I wish we had done this sooner.” It also made for a super helpful checklist. 

You may nod in agreement when I say that your job is significantly easier when all of the information you need is readily available, easy to access and most importantly, accurate....

 

Where Are The Operators?

Where Are The Operators?

With so many trade associations that represent tour operators, how do you decide which is best for you and, more importantly, how you will allocated your limited marketing dollars to reach operators that are actually planning tours?

We did the math to help you compare the number of operators that actually plan tours in each of the major trade associations and compared that to the number of operators in Fire Starter Brands' proprietary network.  The results were surprising.

Take a look.

Tourism Seasonality - A Buyer's Perspective

Tourism Seasonality - A Buyer's Perspective

The tour operators' business is like any other.  There are certain times of year when operators focus on different elements of their business needs. Knowing and understanding their seasonality will help you become a stronger partner and better service provider. In this article, we take a look at those seasons.

What You Don't Know About Tour Operators Could Get You Fired

What You Don't Know About Tour Operators Could Get You Fired

Congratulations! Your boss just announced your organization's ambition to be conquer the tour & travel markets.  Your task is to bring in as many tourists and tour groups as possible... yesterday.

By nature, great sales people and ambitious marketers get a kick out of tackling new opportunities.  Are you set up for failure or are you on the path to success? 

How Friendly Is Your City for Tour Operators?

While it may seem most destinations are equipped for tour operators, there are many needs of a tour operator that overlooked. Winning group business from a tour operator entails offering low-rate rooms with continental breakfast. Hotels on the outskirts of a destination as far as 30 miles out will win group business from tour operators who are interested lowest group rate.