Tour And Travel

What Is A Travel Agent, Tour Operator, Or Online Travel Agency?

Every great travel company has to determine what type of travel company they want to be. Below we discuss the different ways travel is sold and the associated business operation name/description.

1.) Tour Operator – Traditional company that contracts hotel rooms, transportation, and additional excursions/events for its guests. Tour operators market directly to their guests and allow travel agents to re-sell their tour packages for a commission. The tour operator is the vendor and the travel agent is the sales agent selling to the general public. Start-up capital needed – minimum $20,000.00

2. Traditional Travel Agency – A traditional travel agency arranges travel for their guests and re-sell tour operators products. An example of a travel agency business model is Liberty Travel They re-sell prearranged hotel and flight packages arranged by tour operators. Traditional travel agencies normally sell face-to-face with their clients, over the phone, or via email. Start-up capital needed – minimum $6,000.00

3. Online Travel Agency and/or OTA – These agencies are 100% online. They contract hotels directly or through a third party wholesaler. They then use a direct connection with the airlines to package flights and hotels together. Typically they offer a contact/call center to aid people booking online, however in most cases they book 75% of their business online. Examples of this model include Expedia.com, Booking.com & CheapCaribbean.com. These companies started very small and have grown to be massive companies, and seem to be the largest sale of travel related products worldwide. Start-up capital needed – minimum $100,000.00

4. Travel Affiliate Programs – This is the newest model, with the least amount of capital required to start, and zero direct customer interaction. Online travel agencies and tour operators pay affiliate websites to advertise their travel deals/specials and when a potential customer visits the affiliate travel website and clicks on an offer, the tour operator or online travel agency pays the travel affiliate between $0.10 – $4.00 for the “click” when a potential guest leaves the affiliate site to be taken to the tour operator or online travel agencies website. Some tour operators and online travel agencies offer up to 10% commission if a guest gets to their websites via an ad they clicked on located on your travel affiliate site and completes and pays for a reservation. Start-up costs – $0 – $4000.00

We’re not partial to one model over any other. However we should point out that the affiliate model is the best way for someone with limited resources, who wants no customer service liability, a simple (nearly hands off) approach, and the fastest way to earn money. If money is your motivator and you want to earn it quickly, the affiliate model is the way to go.

06 Jun 2016

Enjoy Tour Packages and Travel Packages

International Tours

The world is now a global village, people from all over the world move from one country to another easily. Travellers now prefer going for International Tours according to their comfort and affordability. These tours are quiet beneficial as they provide you with efficient and extensive information. On your International tour you can get to explore some of the most amazing travel destinations of the world.

There are numerous places of tourist’s attractions in various continents which are known both for their natural beauty as well as for the architectural beauty. Some of the most famous international holiday destinations of the world include Canada, Italy, Switzerland, France, Dubai, New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, South Africa, Egypt, Australia and India. You can plan your trip to your favourite destination and enjoy the beauty of the place.

Honeymoon packages in Ooty with prices

Ooty which lies in state of Tamil Nadu is also known as Udhagamandalam or the “Queen of hill stations”. Ooty is one of the most popular tourist resorts in India and is known for its natural beauty and serenity. So if you wish to spend some quality time away from the hustle and bustle of the daily life then Ooty is the place for you. Ooty is the land of picturesque beauty and has several picnic spots. The mountain train journey from Ooty is an added attraction of this place. Ooty is much popular among the honeymooners and the Honeymoon packages in Ooty with prices are available. The interested people can take the package according to their affordability and enjoy in the lap of nature. In Ooty you can get to see the Lofty mountains, sprawling grasslands, dense forest and tea gardens which are spread in vast land. The annual Tea and Tourism Festival of Ooty attracts the travellers in large numbers.

Goa Tourism packages

Goa is a small Indian state which is situated in the western part of the country. Goa is known for its striking beaches, lush green surroundings, magnificent churches, temples, excellent resorts, spa etc. Tourists throng Goa almost all throughout the year and relax in the serenity of this place. The beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear water are the major attractions of the place. Goa is a heavenly destination and is also perfect for adventure seekers as one can spend time in different water sports like swimming, scuba diving, boating, speed boat tour and other activities. The Goa Tourism Packages have much to offer to its travellers as one can enjoy in every corner of this small state.

06 Jun 2016