How to market your travel business

How to market your travel business

What you should consider to make you stand out from the crowd.

admin By Scott - 02.09.2021

Marketing a travel business can be a challenging task, as there is a lot of competition in the industry. However, with the right strategies in place, you can successfully promote your business and attract new clients. Here are some of our top tips for marketing your travel business.


Create a strong online presence 

Your website is often the first point of contact for potential clients, so it's essential to make a great first impression. 

Your website should be professional, easy to navigate and include all the necessary information such as your contact details, the services you offer, and the destinations you specialise in. 

Make sure your website is responsive and mobile-friendly, as more and more people are accessing the internet on their smartphones.


Be Social

Having active social media accounts is also essential for building a strong online presence. Platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and now even TikTok are great for showcasing your expertise and providing valuable information to potential clients. 

Use these platforms to share pictures and videos of destinations, share travel tips and offer exclusive deals to your followers. Encourage your clients to leave reviews on your social media profiles and online review sites such as TrustPilot and Google reviews. 

Positive reviews will help to establish trust and credibility, making it more likely that potential clients will choose to book with you.


Send Emails

Utilise email marketing.  Whether a bulk email service such as Mailchimp, or more personalised messages, email marketing is a cost-effective way to stay in touch with your current clients and attract new ones. You can send out newsletters, special offers, and travel deals to your email list. 

You can even use email marketing to segment your audience, and send targeted messages to different groups of clients. For example, you could send a newsletter to clients who have recently booked a trip, and offer exclusive deals to clients who haven't travelled with your agency in a while.

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Leverage content marketing

Content marketing is a great way to establish your agency as a trusted and reliable source of information. Create valuable content that educates and inspires your audience. 

This could include blog posts, videos, or social media posts on travel destinations and tips. Use your content to showcase your expertise and build trust with potential clients. For example, if you specialize in adventure travel, create content that highlights different adventure activities in different destinations. This will help potential clients see the added value in entrusting their travel plans with you.


Add Value

Price is what you pay, value is what you get. Adding value is the easiest way around the "price" barrier.  Create special deals and packages that offer value to your clients. This could include trips from your local airport, exclusive benefits, or a loyalty scheme. 

Use your email and social media accounts to promote these, and make sure to highlight the value that they offer.

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Network with other businesses

Building relationships with other businesses in the travel industry, such as hotels, airlines, and tour companies, can help you offer unique and exclusive deals to your clients. For example, by using a hotel regularly you could negotiate a room upgrade or complimentary spa treatment for your clients. 

Networking with other businesses can also help you to create unique travel experiences that your clients won't find anywhere else.


Don't forget offline marketing

Despite the importance of online marketing, traditional offline marketing methods, such as print ads, leaflets, postcards and trade shows can also be effective in reaching new clients. 

For example, you could place an ad in a local magazine or newspaper, or sponsor a local event. Offline marketing can also be useful for targeting specific demographics or geographic areas.

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In addition to these marketing strategies, it's also important to stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and continuously evaluate the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. Use analytics tools to track the success of your campaigns and adjust your strategy accordingly.


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