By Blake Ng — 13 Feb 2020
Tour and activity operators who are hoping to boost both bookings and revenue at their business will want to be on the lookout for new distribution partnership opportunities. Distribution agents often work with tour operators to resell their tours and activities. There are many different types of distribution agents, but some partnerships are more effective than others. Outbound tour operators are one type of distribution agent that you should consider creating partnerships with.
Outbound tour operators are travel agents that work exclusively with international travelers. An outbound tour operator based in India, for example, works with Indian travelers who are interested in visiting international destinations, such as Japan, Australia or France. Outbound tour operators typically book all elements of a client’s travel, including their transportation, accommodations, tours and activities. They prefer valuable packages and appreciate when tour products can be lumped in with the package they are creating for their traveler.
In addition to outbound tour operators, you can also partner with inbound tour operators. Read our blog on ‘What’s an Inbound Tour Operator and how you can partner with one’ here.
Creating partnerships with outbound tour operators and all types of distribution agents is easier than ever when you use Rezdy at your tour and activity company. Rezdy is an online booking system that includes an innovative channel manager, which streamlines the distribution process and allows agents to seamlessly book directly with you.
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