Getting started is easy and in just a few minutes you can be on your way to contacting travelers and closing sales. Just follow theses step-by-step instructions.
Step 1 – Create a Free Touristlink Profile
Go to the sign up page and create a free profile click here. Remember that your profile details will be visible to travelers so it’s worth making sure you fill out all the details and add a good picture of yourself or your company logo. Adding details, pictures, travel deals, references, reviews and information about your company will help you establish your business on Touristlink and gain trust with travelers. Here are few examples of good profiles for inspiration: Srilanka Tourism, Tasha Daniels and Deepak Aryal.
Image 1: Example of Touristlink Profile in Search Results.
Step 2 – Search for Travelers to Contact
Image 2: To find leads just click “Travel Leads” from the drop down.
Image 3: How to Search for Leads
The above screenshots demonstrate how to search for leads. If you are selling safaris in Kenya you should enter Kenya as the destination on the Lead Page shown in Image 3. You can get additional details about the lead before purchasing it by clicking more details. If you have credits you can click the green “Buy Now” button to get all of the traveler’s details. Here is what a lead looks like once you purchase it (click here).
Touristlink provides quite a bit of data on each lead for free so you can determine whether it’s worth buying. Before you buy a lead you can check the traveling destination, arrival dates, specific requirements, the traveler’s country of origin, ip address, budget range and how the lead was verified. Once the lead is purchased we provide you with the traveler’s phone number, email, best time to contact, as well as the Touristlink and Facebook profile if available. Touristlink guarantees that every lead purchased is a genuine lead from a real traveler. Read the full policy. Even if the lead is verified its still up to you to make the sale. Before buying leads I suggest you read “8 Reasons You Are Not Closing More Travel Sales.”
Step 3 – Purchase Credits
Leads are purchased with credits which come at a cost of 4 credits for $1 USD. The price of a lead depends on where the traveler is coming from as well as the destination. For example, leads from domestic travelers in India and Southeast Asia often cost around $1. Whereas, leads from inbound international travelers looking for a safaris package in Africa might cost from $3 to $10.
You can buy credits here: www.touristlink.com/lead/credit/packages.html
We accept payments via Paypal as well as all major cards but they have to be authorized for international purchases. If your credit card is declined when trying to make a payment we accept a number of alternate methods for payment (click here).
Step 4 – Making the Sale
Now that you have the potential customer’s information it’s up to you to make the sale! We suggest you get in contact with your new potential customer right away before he decides to buy somewhere else. You should be closing at least 3 or 4% of the leads that you buy. We have some agents that close up to 8% of the leads they purchase. Here is some good reading to brush up your sales skills:
- 8 Reasons You Are Not Closing More Travel Sales
- 11 Simple Tips to Double Sales from Travel Leads
- 5 Steps Tour Operators Can Take to Create a Powerful Website
- 10 Effective Email Strategies to Increase Travel Sales