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John Tulley replied to John Tulley's discussion Travel Website Guest Bloggers
"Hi Neil, I have some suppliers in mind that I'll contact when ready. Thanks for your help. Regards John"
5 minutes ago
PTS replied to John Tulley's discussion Travel Website Guest Bloggers
"Hi John, My colleague Daniel could possibly help you do this as we have a lot of experience in setting supplier contracts up. Regards Neil"
1 hour ago
John Tulley replied to John Tulley's discussion Travel Website Guest Bloggers
"Hi Neil, Thank you for looking into this, the website does have a built in booking engine but this is disabled until I'm able to get contracts with the accommodation suppliers. Kind regards John"
1 hour ago
PTS replied to Mark Coulson's discussion T.O.M.S. if under VAT threshold and not registered ??
"Hi Mark, Did you find the answers you needed? Regards Neil"
1 hour ago
PTS replied to John Tulley's discussion Travel Website Guest Bloggers
"Hi John Very nice website. If at any point you would like to discuss the mechanics of turning your website from an affiliate to a booking website I would be delighted to discuss to this with you. Kind Regards Neil"
1 hour ago
Matt Purser replied to Jacob James's discussion Best value method for PTR compliance in the UK?
"Hi Jacob We are aware of four insurers who offer this and they can all be obtained through The Travel Vault if you wanted to call on 020 7680 7185. Regards Matt www.traveltradeconsultancy.co.uk"
15 hours ago
John Tulley replied to Hasmik's discussion SEO services
"Hi Hamsik, I can recommend a company I work for; www.stride-media.co.uk they specialise in the travel sector, services provided include organic seo, pay per click and website auditing. Regards John "
20 hours ago
John Tulley replied to Alexander Head's discussion How long ?
"Hi Alex, It may be worth working with affiliates and with good incentives they can be very effective in promoting your travel products. I've previously worked with Affiliate Future setting up an affiliate campaign, it's not difficult the…"
23 hours ago
John Tulley posted a discussion

Travel Website Guest Bloggers

Hi,I would like to take my specialist travel website www.lamangaclubspain.com to the next level by making use of guest bloggers, I keep seeing that this is still one of the best marketing tactics. I'm working as a sole trader and struggling to get my website recognised as an authority site, partly due to it promoting accommodation via affiliate links. I'm stuck in a catch 22 situation whereby the main accommodation suppliers won't…See More
yesterday
Jacob James replied to Jacob James's discussion Best value method for PTR compliance in the UK?
"Hi Matt, Thanks for the answer, do you have a recommendation for a financial failure insurance provider?"
yesterday
Matt Purser replied to Rohit Prabhakar's discussion ATOL Vs TTA Vs The travel Vault
"Hi Rohit No problem at all. Please call the office on 020 8853 3700. I am out at meetings today but you can speak to my colleague Charley who will be able to assist. Regards Matt www.traveltradeconsultancy.co.uk"
yesterday
Rohit Prabhakar replied to Rohit Prabhakar's discussion ATOL Vs TTA Vs The travel Vault
"Dear Matt, Would it be possible, if I can discuss it with you offline. Please send me your contact details please. Kind regrads, Rohit"
yesterday
Matt Purser replied to Rohit Prabhakar's discussion ATOL Vs TTA Vs The travel Vault
"Hi Rohit If you are selling flights only, you would need to hold your own ATOL or continue as you are currently doing, which is acting as an agent of an ATOL holder. The cost of each of the options you highlight will really depend on your…"
Tuesday
Matt Purser replied to Jacob James's discussion Best value method for PTR compliance in the UK?
"Hi Jacob Under the PTR's you have a choice of providing financial protection through bonding, trust accounts or insurance. For the number of passengers you are projecting then financial failure insurance tends to be the most…"
Tuesday
Rohit Prabhakar replied to Rohit Prabhakar's discussion ATOL Vs TTA Vs The travel Vault
"Hi Will, Thanks a lot for the detailed analysis. I would like to share my understanding of the Cost of the bond is coming out to be 8-10% of the amount, which in case of ATOL would be 3.5 - 4K where as if I go with Insurance around 1.2 - 1.5% of the…"
Apr 27
PTS replied to Alexander Head's discussion How long ?
"Hi Alex, Welcome to SFBO and congratulations on setting up your business. They're is now definitive answer to your question as SEO is as predictable as British Summer. When SEO companies offer you a report (paid or free) they most often use…"
Apr 26
Africa Serengeti Safaris replied to Artium Dostman's discussion Looking for tour operators partners all over the world !
"Hello Artium Dostman i hope your doing well,I'am founder of Africa Serengeti Safaris based in East Africa Tanzania,We will be happy to work with you. info@africaserengetisafaris.com www.africaserengetisafaris.com"
Apr 23
Ahmed Ziyad replied to Artium Dostman's discussion Looking for tour operators partners all over the world !
"info@scubatravellers.com"
Apr 22
Will Plummer replied to Rohit Prabhakar's discussion ATOL Vs TTA Vs The travel Vault
"Hi Rohit, It is a nice problem to have in that you have proved your market and now looking to the next stage in the development of your business. The problem now is the next step probably has an immediate effect on your overheads and all of the…"
Apr 22
Alex Bainbridge replied to deepti Singh's discussion start new agency or join existing
"Hello  and welcome to the forums! Depends what your background is. Are you strong in consumer marketing? Are you strong in accounting? Do you know digital? If you are weak in any of those 3, then learn by working for someone else first, even if…"
Apr 21
 

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Travel Website Guest Bloggers 4 Replies

Hi,I would like to take my specialist travel website www.lamangaclubspain.com to the next level by making use of guest bloggers, I keep…Continue

Tags: travel, blogger, guest, affiliate

Started by John Tulley in The foyer. Last reply by John Tulley 5 minutes ago.

T.O.M.S. if under VAT threshold and not registered ?? 7 Replies

HiI'm starting up a small home based business selling entertainment tickets + hotels packages etc. It's very much in the infancy and at the 'side/hobby business' stage, so I don't anticipate hitting…Continue

Tags: VAT, TOMS

Started by Mark Coulson in The clinic. Last reply by PTS 1 hour ago.

Best value method for PTR compliance in the UK? 3 Replies

Hi,I'm in the process of setting up a specialist tour operator company that will be taking less than 100 travellers a year. The tours will be one-off and will be multi-day (10-12 days). I'm looking…Continue

Started by Jacob James in The foyer. Last reply by Matt Purser 15 hours ago.

SEO services 5 Replies

Hi, we are a small incoming tour company in Armenia and we need SEO services. I wonder if someone could recommend a good company to contact.Thanks, HamsikContinue

Started by Hasmik in The clinic. Last reply by John Tulley 20 hours ago.

How long ? 3 Replies

I've just set up an online travel business and while I know new websites do not get to the top of google over night, or even in two years of SEO. I was wondering how long other people have waited…Continue

Started by Alexander Head in The clinic. Last reply by John Tulley 23 hours ago.

ATOL Vs TTA Vs The travel Vault 8 Replies

Hi,I'm new the forum. We are a small Travel Agent, mainly dealing with Air tickets.At the moment we are agents of the consolidators and using their ATOL under agency agreement. Now we are looking to…Continue

Started by Rohit Prabhakar in The foyer. Last reply by Matt Purser yesterday.

Looking for tour operators partners all over the world ! 85 Replies

Hi , we are a tour operator company located in Israel .we are looking for partnership with all the local tour operators world- wide and adding their tours to our API website ( better if they have the…Continue

Started by Artium Dostman in The foyer. Last reply by Africa Serengeti Safaris Apr 23.

start new agency or join existing 1 Reply

Hello everyone, I am not able to decide whether to start my own agency or join some existing. I have some tour packages to india , I have my own Dmcs in india who can look after tours in India.But…Continue

Started by deepti Singh in The foyer. Last reply by Alex Bainbridge Apr 21.

International Tour Operator Looking for Supplier Partners 95 Replies

We are an international tour operator looking for suppliers of City Tours, Sightseeing visits and excursions in the major touristic cities. Please send us details of your website and the city you…Continue

Tags: city, tours, excursions, operators, tour

Started by Around City Tours in The foyer. Last reply by Passang Tshering Apr 20.

Selling my tours in the UK 4 Replies

Hi,I have a new tour operating business that organise thematic tours in South of France.My sales network is null and I would like to know what is the best way to find independent travel agents to…Continue

Started by Axel Brossa in The clinic. Last reply by PTS Apr 20.

Is it possible to be tour operator without company? 8 Replies

Hello,I would like to know if you need to create a company if you want to be tour operator or if it's possible do the this activity being self-employed? I am aware that creating a company is more…Continue

Started by Belen Paredes in The clinic. Last reply by PTS Apr 20.

Help convincing suppliers to work with me 3 Replies

I am starting up a new business in the UK and am starting to get the idea that hotels in London just don't want to know if your a new business. Most are polite but basically say they aren't looking…Continue

Tags: contracts, Hotels

Started by Alexander Head in The clinic. Last reply by PTS Apr 20.

Working with US agents and commission payments 9 Replies

Hi,A lot of US agents make their money from commission payments. They act as a middleman and often dont do any of the payment, but pass the customer card info to us and then we process the full…Continue

Started by James Thomas in The foyer. Last reply by Ronald Mawejje Apr 18.

Travel Agency from Home or On-line Booking Agency 16 Replies

I plan to start a Travel Agent from Home. I have got through Virgin Atlantic 1 & 2 and Galileo. I have really clear knowledge of theory because of these exams. But I have no practical experience…Continue

Started by Percival Sebastian in The foyer. Last reply by Sonu Apr 9.

Looking for feedback on new platform for creating customised tour maps 7 Replies

Hi everyone,Over the past few months I've been working on a new mapping platform, specifically targeted at tour companies and travel agents. With this system you can map out your tours, then stylise…Continue

Started by Peter Daams in The foyer. Last reply by Rebecca Field Apr 7.

Opening a sub branch in UK of a travel agency based in Pakistan 2 Replies

hi everyone i have been searching all the web to advice me about that and hopefully i will get here.Actually i have got a travel agency in Pakistan which handels Hajj & Umrah pilgrimages in…Continue

Tags: pilgrimages, branch, sub

Started by M Adnan Raza in The foyer. Last reply by Matt Purser Apr 5.

How do You Sell an On-line Travel Business? 3 Replies

In order to fund a new travel project I am considering selling my existing on-line travel business. Anyone  have any idea how to go about this?CheersContinue

Started by Alan Broadbent in The clinic. Last reply by John VIP Mar 30.

Tour operator looking for wholesales suppliers to sell our tours and charters. 1 Reply

Greetings,We are a tour operator in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We provide Napa and Sonoma Full Day Wine Tours, Wine Country Half Day Wine Tours, Muir Woods and Wine Scenic Wine tour, and San…Continue

Tags: san, country, francisco, bay, california

Started by Matthew Addington in The foyer. Last reply by Andrew Coulter Mar 30.

Greetings from International Tourism Association of Professionals (ITAP-WORLD)

Good day, dear colleagues!Greetings from ITAP (International Tourism Association of Professionals).            ITAP – International Tourism Association of Professionals, was founded by professionals…Continue

Started by Tom Sanders in The foyer Mar 30.

Tour Finder Application - multi-day suppliers wanted 32 Replies

Hello tour operators, We are developing a travel app that will help travellers find their perfect tour (or cruise) based on their travel preferences.  We are looking for tour operators to be part of…Continue

Tags: apps, operators, tours

Started by Natasha Spokes in The foyer. Last reply by Abera Abebe Mar 21.

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