The route to market in the new tourism reality

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 with a sustainable tourism focus

Better Places

Fairaway

Evaneos

Much Better Adventures

Not In The Guidebooks

Positive Travel

Responsible Travel

Clean Travel

Not In The Guidebooks

Fair Voyage

Go Barefoot

Yügen Earthside

Clean Travel

Travel Local

TripLegend

Flockeo

Exploriada

Tourradar

Regular B2C

Stride Travel

Tourhound

Trip.me

KimKim

Adventure Junky

Roundtrips

Trip Connexion

Designer Journeys

Do It

We Travel

Insight Guides

Turiosity

Tourhub

Indy Guide

Faircations

Safari / Africa focus

Safarisource

Safaribookings

Your African Safari

Gallivant Africa

Kumba Africa

Safari Deal

InAfrica

Afriktrip

SafariGo

BookAllSafaris

CBT tour and activity distribution channels

Airbnb Experiences

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 and networking

Local Booking

Tourconnect

Buzz Travel

Winding Tree

Also check this great article on multiday tour list options from Arival.

Please note: 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!

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