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deepti Singh replied to deepti Singh's discussion start new agency or join existing
" Hi Lakshan, I am interested in discussing further. Can you email me the details. My email address is mahardeepu@gmail.com Thanks"
yesterday
ABABA SAFARIS TOURS AND TRAVEL replied to Sarah Ellen Coiner's discussion I'm new here
"Hullo Hoping your alive and kicking, where is your company located? Tourism business is now more competitive and hard to market since most travelers prefer private traveling, some have their travel agencies they frequently use making new travel…"
yesterday
Muumin Muhdin Mzee replied to Artium Dostman's discussion Looking for tour operators partners all over the world !
"My name is Muumin i am Tour Operator as well in Tanzania - Zanzibar East Africa, i would like to be partners,i would be very great full if we can work together and having a good market and archiving our goals.I am still a new member in this site but…"
Monday
Muumin Muhdin Mzee replied to Lilit Natanova's discussion Helloooo
"My name is Muumin i am Tour Operator as well in Tanzania - Zanzibar East Africa, i would like to be partners,i would be very great full if we can work together and having a good market and archiving our goals.I am still a new member in this site but…"
Monday
PTS replied to David Harringon's discussion Payment for suppliers
"Hi David, If you are dealing with wholesales and chains t may be more difficult to negotiate, however the smaller the supplier the more negotiable the terms I would suggest. 30% is reasonable where 50% is high as an initial deposit. Please get in…"
Jun 23
Will Plummer replied to David Harringon's discussion Payment for suppliers
"hi David The margin sounds a little high though not uncommon for a deposit but it really does vary with region, company and product. It is a bit of a catch 22 as unfortunately until you build up a relationship with a supplier and send them some…"
Jun 22
David Harringon posted discussions
Jun 21
Ryan (Ravi) Suri replied to Ryan (Ravi) Suri's discussion Mobile App Company looking for TO Partners
"Yes indeed a bit like fuudey, helping TO get an app presence for their customers. "
Jun 20
David Harringon replied to David Harringon's discussion Searching for B2B portal for City Breaks
"Hi Alex Thanks for your message.  I'm an agent and I am dealing mainly with overland group tours (worldwide) but I also want to offer City Breaks (mainly Europe, but also the states) and was hoping there may have been some B2B website…"
Jun 20
Alex Bainbridge replied to David Harringon's discussion Searching for B2B portal for City Breaks
"Hi David The ETOA (for Europe) is pretty good at listing all the suppliers http://www.etoa.org/ Are you a travel agent wanting to work with suppliers?  Any particular region you are interested in?"
Jun 20
Alex Bainbridge replied to Ryan (Ravi) Suri's discussion Mobile App Company looking for TO Partners
"So this is on behalf of the supplier yes? A bit like http://www.fuudey.com/ is for restaurants?"
Jun 20
Ryan (Ravi) Suri replied to Ryan (Ravi) Suri's discussion Mobile App Company looking for TO Partners
"The proposition is to provide customer with options before or whilst on location, so it could be either or. We will offer a GPS service for them to help locate what they can do nearby or next...."
Jun 20
Alex Bainbridge replied to Ryan (Ravi) Suri's discussion Mobile App Company looking for TO Partners
"Are you looking for day tours or multi-day tours? Sounds like you are focused around the sales / booking process - so this is AHEAD of a trip yes? Rather than day tours, booked WITHIN a trip?"
Jun 20
Ryan (Ravi) Suri posted a discussion

Mobile App Company looking for TO Partners

Hello,We are a mobile app company looking for TO partners who have a decent client base (regular clients visiting specific locations) and who are looking to provide a digital experience to customers for their services.Our team have a worked with clients in the banking (RBS, Lloyds,Barclays) and tourism (TUI) industries and we are based in the UK (MIdlands and London). The app prototype has been completed and we are now looking for partners who keen to have a mobile app presence (digital),…See More
Jun 20
Chencho Dendup replied to Artium Dostman's discussion Looking for tour operators partners all over the world !
"Dear Artium, I am Chencho Dendup from Bhutan. I have a tour operator company located at Thimphu, capital of Bhutan. Our agent provide any kind of the holiday tour like cultural tour, trekking tour, festival tour, bicycle tour, photography tour,…"
Jun 20
Alton Franco replied to Belen Paredes's discussion Is it possible to be tour operator without company?
"Aloha, Check out my post. Looking for Tour Guides, Tours and Activity Providers all over the world Thank you"
Jun 19
Alton Franco replied to Lilit Natanova's discussion Helloooo
"Aloha, Check out my post and contact us. Looking for Tour Guides, Tours and Activity Providers all over the world Thank you"
Jun 19
Sarah Ellen Coiner replied to Sarah Ellen Coiner's discussion I'm new here
"I'm not sure where to start. I do not have clients I'm working with right now. I think my big question is who would I be marketing to? I do not have any kind of degree or anything. Would I be receiving training or anything? "
Jun 18
ABABA SAFARIS TOURS AND TRAVEL posted discussions
Jun 18
ABABA SAFARIS TOURS AND TRAVEL replied to Around City Tours's discussion International Tour Operator Looking for Supplier Partners
"Hullo We are a tour operator in Uganda offering city tours, sightseeing and excursions to all the East African destinations Email: ababasafaris@gmail.com, website: www.ababasafaris.com"
Jun 18
 

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start new agency or join existing 3 Replies

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 deepti Singh yesterday.

I'm new here 3 Replies

I'm not sure what I'm doing. I'm a travel agent, and I would love some more clients to work with. My hope is to reconnect families through travel, so working with families is my main goal. I would…Continue

Started by Sarah Ellen Coiner in The foyer. Last reply by ABABA SAFARIS TOURS AND TRAVEL yesterday.

Looking for tour operators partners all over the world ! 93 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 Muumin Muhdin Mzee on Monday.

Helloooo 14 Replies

hello dear friend I have a tour operator company located Armenia and looking for partnership in all over the world... Thoes who are interested make a conntac with me ,,, Continue

Started by Lilit Natanova in The foyer. Last reply by Muumin Muhdin Mzee on Monday.

Payment for suppliers 2 Replies

Morning everyoneAnother day, another question..... ;)I have been in contact with many overland tour suppliers to get quotes, and full details of their services, for LGBT trips I am planning to…Continue

Started by David Harringon in The foyer. Last reply by PTS Jun 23.

Mobile App Company looking for TO Partners 4 Replies

Hello,We are a mobile app company looking for TO partners who have a decent client base (regular clients visiting specific locations) and who are looking to provide a digital experience to customers…Continue

Tags: Partnership, TO, and, App, Mobile

Started by Ryan (Ravi) Suri in The foyer. Last reply by Ryan (Ravi) Suri Jun 20.

Searching for B2B portal for City Breaks 2 Replies

HiJust wondering is there a B2B portal for booking city break packages?  Bookings may include hotel, dinner/ city tour/ hop on hop off tour bus tickets etc. ThanksDavidContinue

Started by David Harringon in The foyer. Last reply by David Harringon Jun 20.

Is it possible to be tour operator without company? 10 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 Alton Franco Jun 19.

New tour company in Uganda looking for suppliers for multi days tours

Hullo friendsI have opened up  a tour and travel company in Uganda offering multi day tours to all the East African destinations. my website is…Continue

Started by ABABA SAFARIS TOURS AND TRAVEL in The foyer Jun 18.

Opening A tour company in Uganda. How to get supliers across the glob

Hullo friendsI have opened up  a tour and travel company in Uganda offering multi day tours to all the East African destinations. my website is…Continue

Started by ABABA SAFARIS TOURS AND TRAVEL in The clinic Jun 18.

International Tour Operator Looking for Supplier Partners 101 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 ABABA SAFARIS TOURS AND TRAVEL Jun 18.

Help convincing suppliers to work with me 4 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 Lakshan Dissanayake Jun 18.

ATOL Vs TTA Vs The travel Vault 9 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 Lakshan Dissanayake Jun 18.

T.O.M.S. if under VAT threshold and not registered ?? 8 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 Lakshan Dissanayake Jun 18.

Best value method for PTR compliance in the UK? 5 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 Lakshan Dissanayake Jun 18.

Tour company looking for wholesale suppliers in Europe, SE Asia and Latin America 4 Replies

Hello all.I'm new to this website.  I am in the process of setting up an online tour operator, catering for the LGBT community, and I was wondering if anyone could recommend suppliers for ground…Continue

Started by David Harringon in The foyer. Last reply by Lakshan Dissanayake Jun 18.

Tour and Transport Operators in Spain + Can I accept deposits with Tour CMS 1 Reply

Hello,I will soon be launching a new website fro MAP Travel (Irish Travel Agency). We are the official Irish representatives of the Spanish Paradors and consequently will be offering a range of…Continue

Started by Emma del Balzo in The foyer. Last reply by Lakshan Dissanayake Jun 18.

Tour Finder Application - multi-day suppliers wanted 38 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 Lakshan Dissanayake Jun 18.

We are looking for an ATOL approved agent to partner with to handle our customers flight bookings 3 Replies

Hello SFBO,I've recently set up a tour operator in a niche market which will run tours around SE Asia. Although initially we intended to book the flights ourselves as part of the package, having done…Continue

Tags: agent, ATOL

Started by zach mcmillan-clenaghan in The foyer. Last reply by Lakshan Dissanayake Jun 18.

Why would I not set up like this? 4 Replies

I'm in the process of setting up a very small (less than 100 customers p.a.) tour operator and as such I've been looking into my options to become compliant with the various regulations. I think I…Continue

Tags: insurance, ATOL, merchant, start-up, operator

Started by zach mcmillan-clenaghan in The foyer. Last reply by Lakshan Dissanayake Jun 18.

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