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Australia & New Zealand Industry Comes Together for 2016-2017 Rates

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Inbound Tour Operators from Australia and New Zealand are joining together to make managing rates easier for the entire industry.

We are excited to see the Australian and New Zealand tourism industry embrace a change for the future. TourConnect believes strongly in building a community that seeks to make the industry as strong as possible. Seeing companies willing to work together for the common good is an exciting development and is a great sign for a positive future. Read More

Industry Insider: Ensuring Special Offers Get Noticed

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 A Discussion with Seawings – Day Tour Operator – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Welcome to the Industry Insider blog series. The Industry Insider aims to highlight common challenges across the tourism industry. From sales to reservations to accounting to operations, we all strive to operate efficiently and profitably. At the core of TourConnect is a passion for uniting the industry around the solutions to these challenges.

Today, we look at a closer look at Seawings, a day tour operator that focuses on providing luxury scenic tours flying over the Middle East’s most iconic sights.  We spoke with Mr. Darren Brews, Seawings’ Corporate Communications Manager, to learn about the challenges they face in the tourism industry today. Read More

Industry Insider: Increasing Off-Peak Season Bookings

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A discussion with Ride the Ducks of Seattle – Day Tour Operator – Seattle, Washington USA

Welcome to the Industry Insider blog series. The Industry Insider aims to highlight common challenges across the tourism industry. From sales to reservations to accounting to operations, we all strive to operate efficiently and profitably. At the core of TourConnect is a passion for uniting the industry around the solutions to these challenges.

Today, we look at a closer look at Ride the Ducks of Seattle, a day tour operator that focuses on providing a unique way of seeing the beautiful Seattle skyline in their amphibious buses. We spoke with their Director of Sales, Tammy Guill, to learn about the challenges they face in the tourism industry today.

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Is Your Sales Team Actually Selling?

By Research & Insights, Suppliers, Tour Operators & Agents

One of the challenges that we’ve experienced at my other company, Bonza Bike Tours, is that we’ve always had trouble finding enough time to actually sell our tours through our partners.  Sure, we attended key events, did sales missions, and had good relationships with our partners, but I could tell something was missing.  In talking with our tour operators, I could tell there was something missing on their end, as well. Read More