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Escape Artists
  • Torquay
  • United Kingdom
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New Tour Operator saying Hello :)
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We have just about finished the exhausting job of getting our ATOL licence in place, the shop front's been painted and the offices spruced up. We are now turning our attention to doing business. Top…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ganesh Adhikari Jun 11, 2014.

How do we develop our business to attract Travel Agents
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Good morningOne of the biggest issues I am hitting is how to present our business as a credible supplier to Travel Agents.We are very successfully operating as an accommodation business in our own…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tashi Tshering Mar 26, 2014.

Merchant Services - is it just me or this a huge problem for small independents?
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Firstly, I am very pleased to have found this website and the level of support it offers to players of all levels in the travel arena. I have been on the site many times and seen the amazing depth of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mango Cambodia Feb 20, 2012.

 

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Ganesh Adhikari replied to Escape Artists's discussion New Tour Operator saying Hello :)
"Hello,This is Ganesh Adhikari, an experienced trekking guide from Nepal. I've been working on this field since last two decades. I have scaled all the major and popular trekking routes of Nepal. If you are interested about please contact me my…"
Jun 11, 2014
Alex Bainbridge replied to Escape Artists's discussion New Tour Operator saying Hello :)
"HI David I would probably hold back from a big res system investment as long as you can then, working out how you want to run your business at low scale - and then work out how to do it at larger scale. Sadly I don't know Travelport (as in what…"
May 20, 2014
Escape Artists replied to Escape Artists's discussion New Tour Operator saying Hello :)
"Hi Alex Thanks for taking the time to answer. We are hybrid travel company in that we have an existing online accommodation rentals business to which are "bolting on" a travel agency. The ATOL is helpful in packaging our products for sale…"
May 20, 2014
Alex Bainbridge replied to Escape Artists's discussion New Tour Operator saying Hello :)
"Hi David Sounds like you are a travel agent..... hence access to suppliers is more important than booking management itself. To start, you may find that accessing suppliers web based systems is the way to handle this - which could at least get you…"
May 20, 2014
Escape Artists posted a discussion

New Tour Operator saying Hello :)

We have just about finished the exhausting job of getting our ATOL licence in place, the shop front's been painted and the offices spruced up. We are now turning our attention to doing business. Top of the list, other then serving clients, is which reservation system to choose. One we have looked at is Travelport Share Point but I really welcome help and advice from those that have gone before.Our needs are simple. We obviously need a range of quality suppliers to work with irrespective of the…See More
May 20, 2014
Tony Humphrey replied to Escape Artists's discussion How do we develop our business to attract Travel Agents
"Members... WorldPrivilegeClub has around 3.5million and AussieTravelSave have around 35,000 all with free access to TTTC offers...all of our 900+ travel trade clients have free access and we have and are appointing global Membership Partners to…"
Jul 17, 2013
Escape Artists replied to Escape Artists's discussion How do we develop our business to attract Travel Agents
"Hi Tony Thanks for responding. We did receive the confirmation email and we worked out enough quite quickly to get the voucher added. I have just fine tuned this voucher and yes, we are now able to see the offer on front end of the site - I just had…"
Jul 17, 2013
Tony Humphrey replied to Escape Artists's discussion How do we develop our business to attract Travel Agents
"Dave - you have received a confirmation email ....you are a member and can access all offers...log in and see the requirements for access... or use our support link for tech info or tech questions....( info@styletricks.net )   Check out our…"
Jul 17, 2013
Escape Artists replied to Escape Artists's discussion How do we develop our business to attract Travel Agents
"Tony  - Should we have received some form of contact from the team at The Top Travel Club? Two days later and nothing."
Jul 17, 2013
Escape Artists replied to Escape Artists's discussion How do we develop our business to attract Travel Agents
"Thanks for your points Alex. We offer 15% - 20% commission so I don't think margin is the key problem. We value the efforts of agents and are prepaired to reward proactive partners. With regards your first question I guess we are mostly…"
Jul 16, 2013
Alex Bainbridge replied to Escape Artists's discussion How do we develop our business to attract Travel Agents
"Hi Dave Key question - are you selling to people who already have an interest in the destination OR - are you making people want to go to the specific destinations in the first place 2nd key question Working with agents - they will want a good %…"
Jul 16, 2013
Tony Humphrey replied to Escape Artists's discussion How do we develop our business to attract Travel Agents
"welcome aboard Dave...it might be a good idea to add all 10 resorts by destination and any specific activities at the resorts...more search coverage and picture potential at www.Pinterest.com/toptravelsights ; cheers, tony"
Jul 16, 2013
Escape Artists replied to Escape Artists's discussion How do we develop our business to attract Travel Agents
"Hi Tony I understand the scheme and have registered and added a single "significant" offer for one of our 10 resorts, this one being in Turkey. Lets see what happens. Clearly this is a direct sale to the client through a travel club so…"
Jul 15, 2013
Escape Artists replied to Escape Artists's discussion How do we develop our business to attract Travel Agents
"Hi Tony Thanks for taking the time to respond. Just about to look at your website now so will review and come back with any questions etc. Kind regards Dave"
Jul 15, 2013
Tony Humphrey replied to Escape Artists's discussion How do we develop our business to attract Travel Agents
"Check out our Travel Operator Promotions system.... TOPs...and see if it is suitable for your booking needs...no cost to list and link if you offer net of commission prices to our members....we do not sell travel or take res...…"
Jul 15, 2013
Escape Artists posted a discussion

How do we develop our business to attract Travel Agents

Good morningOne of the biggest issues I am hitting is how to present our business as a credible supplier to Travel Agents.We are very successfully operating as an accommodation business in our own right, we manage around 900 bookings a season across 12 resorts in Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt. Our accommodations benefit from some fantastic amenities and the quality of the accommodations is excellent as are the locations. Client reviews of our accommodations and service is very good.To help develop…See More
Jul 13, 2013

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Do you have a website?
http://www.villamarketingsolutions.com
Tell us more about yourself:
Small tour operator / travel agent located in St.Ives and Torquay.
Describe your travel products:
We specialise in resort based apartment and villa accommodation in Tunisia, Turkey and Egypt where we have some 200 fully managed properties plus 4500 affiliate properties available to us worldwide. We are able to offer a wide range of services and support to agents. Call us on 01803 297297

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