The COVID crisis has changed the way of doing business and selling tourism. To help tour operators make sense of the new tourism reality I wrote an article for The Good Tourism Institute that gives you tips for finding new business partners and customers from Europe once tourism recovers.
Please note with the travel advisories in Europe changing rapidly it is even more important to figure out who can travel where, when and how. The good news is that important source markets for long haul travel like Germany, The Netherlands and Switzerland will be lifting some of the negative travel advisories for destinations outside Europe from October 2020. No doubt more European countries will follow.
Also check this recent article by Tourwriter.
In the meantime check this overview of OTAs for inbound tour operators/DMCs (with more and more having a focus on sustainable tourism):
B2C distribution channels
Safari / Africa focus
CBT tour and activity distribution channels
GetYourGuide – Supplier Administration | GetYourGuide for Suppliers
ToursByLocals – www.toursbylocals.com/guide_join
TripAdvisor Experiences – https://supplier.viator.com/sign-up-info
I like Local – www.i-likelocal.com
Lokal Travel – www.lokaltravel.com/add-tours-lodging-lokal
Keteka – www.keteka.com/for-operators/
B2B distribution channels
The list is a work-in-progress and will be updated every now and again. If you see OTAs listed that are no longer in business or have other OTA tips that I should add then do let me know!