‘The big OTAs have lost their way’ claims Chris Torres so he created Touriosity an OTA ‘with a conscience’ (130)
The big OTAs have lost their way says Touriosity‘s Chris Torres
Chris joins me today to share what Touriosity is all about and how you can register your company and tours. He reveals how tour bookings are managed and the marketing plan for 2021.
Chris shares some of the lessons he has learned from the soft launch of Touriosity and the improvements he’s made in handling support requests.
We discuss why local tours are not advertising on Facebook and the opportunities that are currently being missed by tour operators.
Chris also shares his tips for getting your business through the next twelve months, including the benefits of having a business coach, and how collaborating with your competitors can help your tour business survive the challenges of the current global economy.
Today’s episode of Tourpreneur is sponsored by RocketRez
“Touriosity will not change the world overnight and I know that we have a job to do to compete against the ‘big boys and girls’ of our industry, but I truly believe if we get enough support from you, the operators, and others within the industry, maybe, just maybe, we can ruffle a few feathers and bring about a positive change to this industry we all love.“Chris Torres
This week on Tourpreneur the tour operator podcast:
- How to register your tours on Touriosity and the requirements for new and existing tour operators.
- How tour bookings and reservations are handled.
- How Touriosity is promoting its platform and future marketing plans.
- The lessons Chris has learned from Touriosity’s soft launch and the improvements they’ve made in handling support requests.
- Why Chris is taking OTA advertising to Facebook instead of Google Ads.
- The advantages of Facebook advertising and why it is exceptional for content targeting.
- How working with your competitors can help you survive 2021.
- Structuring your day and the value of having a business coach
Who is Chris Torres?
As a Brand and Digital Tourism Expert, Chris Torres has over two decades of experience in the tourism industry.
He is the author of How to Turn Your Online Lookers into Bookers, a book for tour and activities operators to learn proven strategies and techniques to promote their tour operations and increase their revenue through digital marketing.
Chris is the Founder of Touriosity, a non-profit commission-free OTA and marketing consortium that puts the tour operator first. He is also the Director of Tourism Marketing Agency and the founder and host of The Digital Tourism Show – a free video advice service for all things related to tourism marketing.
Tour Operator Resources Mentioned:
- Touriosity featured on PhocusWire
- Magpie Travel
- The Digital Tourism Show
- Video Editing Workshop: Creating Promotional Videos For Your Campaigns – DigiTourShow Special
Connect with Chris Torres:
- Register: https://touriosity.travel/join-touriosity/
- Tourism Marketing Agency
- Book: How To Turn Your Online Lookers into Bookers by Chris Torres
- Chris Torres on LinkedIn
This episode is sponsored by: RocketRez
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