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CMA Gardner posted a discussion

Car Rental Broker Agreement required.

Hi,We are a car rental company in Queensland Australia.  We use a number of overseas brokers to sell our car rental bookings via their websites to customers wishing to hire a car in Australia.  We don't have a formal agreement with these online brokers and I've been unable to find a car broker agreement template.Is anyone able to help in this regard?Thank you,CeresseSee More
yesterday
ANTHONY AUGUSTUS replied to Rita Cassar's discussion Looking for weddings tours operators as partners
"Hi Rita, Have you considered a romantic wedding honeymoon tour in palaces and forts in India?"
Wednesday
Clifford Langatt replied to Artium Dostman's discussion Looking for tour operators partners all over the world !
"hi, skyjet tours and travel is based in Nairobi ,kenya. deals with both inbound and outbound tours. very much interested in business partnership. www.skyjettoursandtravel.com skype;skyjettravels.1 email;info@skyjetttravel.co.ke"
Wednesday
Fadil Abdu replied to Artium Dostman's discussion Looking for tour operators partners all over the world !
"Hello Dear  We are a travel agency based in Marrakech/Morocco, we have a collection of best deals at low & competitive costs ( Imperial cities tours, desert excursions, Trekking etc...) We are looking forward cooperate with you! Please…"
Tuesday
Alex Bainbridge replied to Ross Baillie's discussion Setting up Online Travel Agency (based in Canada)
"Hello Ross Welcome to the travel industry Not to put you off however selling flights (particularly on the web) is not a game for a new entrant really a) Flights are complex things. Building a flight selling website is not so easy b) The competition,…"
Monday
Ross Baillie posted a discussion

Setting up Travel Agency in Canada

Hello!I am based out of Canada, and am looking to set up a website for users to book flights, etc. I am fairly new to the travel industry, and would like some help with regards to:- software for website (do I need to use a CRS system?)- who to use to set up website? (go through elance or odesk?)Once these steps are completed, what is next? Thanks a lot for your assistance!Regards,Ross See More
Nov 22
Ghale Treks replied to Rita Cassar's discussion Looking for weddings tours operators as partners
Nov 22
Alex Bainbridge replied to Andrea's discussion Help needed for Tour CMS
"Hello Andrea Do come and ask on the TourCMS forums! http://community.tourcms.com You will find help there! Or do ask specific questions to support@tourcms.com ! There is a webinar on the 27th November http://www.tourcms.com/company/events/ How…"
Nov 21
Andrea posted a discussion

Help needed for Tour CMS

Hi there, sorry if this is off topic. We are just starting to use TourCMS in these days, and would like to start it well!!Is there anyone who could either:- give us some hint on top of the video tutorial. I mean real life experience Do's and Don'ts- help us as a freelance in uploading tours and enabling us to be quicker and smarter!We are www.findyouritaly.com, we are based in Italy and we do have a desk in London, in Google campus, and we will be…See More
Nov 20
T Nice replied to Rita Cassar's discussion Looking for weddings tours operators as partners
"Hi Rita, Our Airstream Glamping on Vancouver Island BC is designed with romance in mind. I've not thought about wedding tours but, I'd certainly be more than willing to look into the possibilities. Contact me if you think Canada/BC might…"
Nov 19
Mila Shrestha replied to Sundeep's discussion Travel Agency in New Delhi, India
"Hi Sendeep, any plan for Nepal side ? people are very interest in short package Nepal trips"
Nov 18
Mila Shrestha replied to Federica Bartolomei's discussion How to find tour operator partnerships
"Hi Federica,I felt the same like you at first, this business need lots of public relations, starting with small group brings more in future. Everytime adding new ideas is very important although the programme is the same, but need different taste…"
Nov 18
Matt Purser replied to Ed Oram's discussion Help our UK start up with insurance / setup question!
"Hi Ed As Will points out, a client account would still need independent trustees and to set up your own normally works out more expensive than joining another ready made solution. Cash flow, admin costs, control over payments to suppliers and…"
Nov 16
Matt Purser replied to S.P.C's discussion Setting up an agency in the UK
"We provide regulatory advice to businesses trading in the UK and the licences you require will really depend on the products you wish to sell. If you are selling a single element such as transfers then you do not need a licence and you do not need…"
Nov 16
S.P.C replied to S.P.C's discussion Setting up an agency in the UK
"Hi Alex, I thought it might be the case, thank you very much for your reply and information. However I remain very interested in setting up operation in the UK Seperatly, in order to be in direct contact with the client, providing a better quality…"
Nov 13
Alex Bainbridge replied to S.P.C's discussion Setting up an agency in the UK
"IF you are just doing transfers, it isn't a package, so you should have a lower obligation in terms of being a travel company (but careful if you start doing tours or accom on top = and be especially careful if you are doing flights) You can -…"
Nov 12
S.P.C posted a discussion

Setting up an agency in the UK

Hi guys,I wonder if you can help.Recently I registered a travel agency in Portugal, however I would like to setup in the UK an online agency for airport transfers with an adress, such as .co.uk etc providing a service to UK population going overseas. Taking reservations & payments, passing on the client to existing, licensed transfer operators both in Portugal and overseas.What is the best & most cost effective way of doing this in regards to UK licences and UK law?Also, similar…See More
Nov 12
Nelle posted a discussion

Starting an Online Tour Operator in Luxembourg to operate in Spain

Hi there, I am new to this forum but I already found a lot of information on the different boards and thought maybe you guys can help on advising me on where and how to open a Tour Operator.To give you an overview of my problem, I wish to start an Online Tour Operator business - organising and selling trips in Spain to individuals, groups and other travel agencies abroad. I wanted to be based in Spain but due to Spanish legislation it seems that to be able to work both on individuals and…See More
Nov 11
Sundeep posted a discussion

Travel Agency in New Delhi, India

We have a Travel Agency in New Delhi, India by the name Lemon Holidays. we are trying to expand our self and looking for Partners in Europe, Australia, Canada. you may visit us on www.lemonholidays.inSee More
Nov 10
Tony replied to Federica Bartolomei's discussion How to find tour operator partnerships
"Hi Frederica. Your reply suggests, as Alex suspected, you are leaning more toward being a "ground handler", inbound (Tuscany) agent or DMC (Destination Management Company) rather than an outbound tour operator. If you can control the…"
Nov 10
 

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Car Rental Broker Agreement required.

Hi,We are a car rental company in Queensland Australia.  We use a number of overseas brokers to sell our car rental bookings via their websites to customers wishing to hire a car in Australia.  We…Continue

Tags: agreement, broker, brokers, rental, car

Started by CMA Gardner in The foyer yesterday.

Looking for weddings tours operators as partners 11 Replies

Hi I am looking for wedding tours operators from every part of the word can anyone help please ?Thanks RitaContinue

Started by Rita Cassar in The foyer. Last reply by ANTHONY AUGUSTUS on Wednesday.

Looking for tour operators partners all over the world ! 54 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 Clifford Langatt on Wednesday.

Setting up Online Travel Agency (based in Canada) 1 Reply

Hello!I am based out of Canada, and am looking to set up a website for users to book flights, etc. I am fairly new to the travel industry, and would like some help with regards to:- software for…Continue

Started by Ross Baillie in The foyer. Last reply by Alex Bainbridge on Monday.

Help needed for Tour CMS 1 Reply

Hi there, sorry if this is off topic. We are just starting to use TourCMS in these days, and would like to start it well!!Is there anyone who could either:- give us some hint on top of the video…Continue

Started by Andrea in The foyer. Last reply by Alex Bainbridge Nov 21.

Travel Agency in New Delhi, India 1 Reply

We have a Travel Agency in New Delhi, India by the name Lemon Holidays. we are trying to expand our self and looking for Partners in Europe, Australia, Canada. you may visit us on…Continue

Started by Sundeep in The foyer. Last reply by Mila Shrestha Nov 18.

How to find tour operator partnerships 8 Replies

Hello everybody.I am running a little tour operator specialized in tailor made holidays to Tuscany (www.yoursecrettuscany.co.uk).As my dream was to…Continue

Started by Federica Bartolomei in The foyer. Last reply by Mila Shrestha Nov 18.

Help our UK start up with insurance / setup question! 3 Replies

So my friend and I are looking to start up our own travel company. We haven't thrown any capital into the business and the start-up is as cheap as possible. We have a good idea how the business will…Continue

Started by Ed Oram in The clinic. Last reply by Matt Purser Nov 16.

Setting up an agency in the UK 3 Replies

Hi guys,I wonder if you can help.Recently I registered a travel agency in Portugal, however I would like to setup in the UK an online agency for airport transfers with an adress, such as .co.uk etc…Continue

Started by S.P.C in The foyer. Last reply by Matt Purser Nov 16.

Starting an Online Tour Operator in Luxembourg to operate in Spain

Hi there, I am new to this forum but I already found a lot of information on the different boards and thought maybe you guys can help on advising me on where and how to open a Tour Operator.To give…Continue

Tags: financial, bond, help, operator, tour

Started by Nelle in The foyer Nov 11.

Seeking help approaching travel agents

My partners and I are in the process of starting a new tour operator providing luxury wine tourism trips to France The new company’s target markets are the Americas and China. So far, we have…Continue

Started by Chris Bocsardy in The clinic Nov 6.

Tour Operator - Travel Agent Contract 76 Replies

I know this is a long shot but hey it might be worth asking!!! I have some travel agents that want to stock my tours, I want to write a contract, I don't want to pay a solicitor a lot of money. Does…Continue

Started by Richard Goodey in The foyer. Last reply by Felie Mkandawire Nov 5.

Interested to make Business Relationship with Tour Operating Companies 4 Replies

Hi I am interested to deal for partnership in tour business with different Tour Operating Companies. I am inbound tour handler for UAE. If you like to make any arrangement for your tour for UAE, just…Continue

Started by Kamal Raj Dahal in The foyer. Last reply by Kamal Raj Dahal Nov 5.

Looking for Partner in Tourism 9 Replies

To Whom it may concern:We are operating tour agency in Las Vegas, USA and Vietnam. Our services are tour operator, American Immigration Service, Visa service, air ticketing and room reservation.We…Continue

Started by US-MekongTour in The foyer. Last reply by Kamal Raj Dahal Nov 5.

How to secure cheaper group flights 1 Reply

I am an Australian based agent and at the moment we are paying what we consider to be extremely high prices for flights within Europe for our group tours. Group sizes range between 20-50 PAX, with…Continue

Started by Michael Edwards in The foyer. Last reply by tumuti clevers ntokoiwuan Nov 5.

Looking for partner worldwide

I am going to start a web based tour company based in Bhutan, the kingdom between India and China.The name of the company would be Wheel of Bhutan. We will sell the package like Holiday, Cultural and…Continue

Tags: agent, outbound, for, looking

Started by Thinley in The foyer Nov 5.

Attracting Hosts / families + local guides 3 Replies

Hello,A big part of my travel business is real cultural immersion & living like a local. As such I'd like to set people up with hosts/families in certain locations but am wondering the best way…Continue

Started by Alex Curtis in The foyer. Last reply by Sushil Nov 5.

Anyone interested in Vietnam Tour Promotions

Good day everyone, We are a Travel and Visa agency based in Hanoi, Vietnam. we are looking for Travel Agencies and Tour Operators all around the world to promote our Vietnam Tours and Visa…Continue

Tags: tours, vietnam

Started by VisaVietnam.pro in The foyer Nov 5.

Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2014 with MOROCCAN VIEWS

Greetings from Moroccan Views From 19th to 21st November,MOROCCAN VIEWS assist you with every requirement to join the 5th edition of GES 2014 in Marrakech (Global Entrepreneurship Summit).MOROCCAN…Continue

Started by Fadil Abdu in The foyer Nov 4.

Looking for travel agent partnership from oversea

Hi,Greetings from View Bhutan. We are registered in-bound tour company based in Bhutan and awarded No.1 local tour operator. we offer all types of tours. So we are looking for travel agents that can…Continue

Tags: #vacation, #holidays, #bhutantour, #traveltobhutan

Started by Leki Wangmo in The foyer Nov 4.

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