Becoming a Tour Operator

Travel is one of the most favorite adventures of people because of the kind of thrill it provides. If you have always dreamed of becoming a tour operator, you can have the chance to make that happen as long as you want a job that centers on travel.

Yes, it is quite difficult to become one but you will learn from this article the things you need to do in order for you to reach all your dreams.

Did you know that you can gain lots of money by simply getting close deals on luxury tours and travel insurance? So the trick is to find them! According to veterans, in the tour operator job what you need to succeed are resourcefulness and quick thinking because they are the basic qualities that will always get you on top. Aside from that, you also need to become a very reputable and reliable operator who can keep all your promises because of the fact that is the foundation of the business.

Tips on How to Become a Tour Operator

In becoming a tour operator, it is also very important that you choose your own niche. Actually, you can choose from several firms that cater to different customers but if you want to gain lots of money you can focus on luxury tours. But be reminded that this will depend upon your business plan on how much you would like to spend for your business. If you are planning to start small, that is also a great idea especially if you want to gain more experience in the industry before you target the biggest one.

You also need to do well in the marketing and promotions process because of the fact that this will be the key for you to be able to showcase the package you have. In making sure that all your packages will appear so attractive and alluring to potential customers, hiring a web designer and developer would be a great help for you. Another factor that you need to remember in presenting your packages is the truth about them. Yes, the main aim of the advertising is to promote your packages in a very attractive manner but make sure that all of them must be based on the truth. If not, the potential customers will just lose their trust on you upon thinking that your business is all for show.

In becoming a tour operator, you also need to have the supreme ability in providing for the travel insurance. Since the number one threat for travel is terrorism, you need to concentrate a lot on the safety of your potential customers.

As a tour operator, you need to be very friendly because this will make all the customers feel that they have chosen the right one. Always see to it that you will cater to the needs of all your customers for them to build their trust on you.


  • Thato said on December 16, 2011
    I would like to venture tourism as a business. I have been working in the tourism industry for 4 years now as a receptionist and feel that now is the time for me to star my own business as a tour operator. Dealing with bookings/reservations has helped a lot and has prompted me into wanting to start my own tour operating business. I am based in Swaziland and would like to start the business here in Swaziland, so if you can provide me with any useful kind of help I will be grateful. Regards Thato Zulu
  • linda musandu said on May 22, 2012
    I live in Pretoria West in Pretoria and have a tour operator business which has just started and would like to get some training on how to do this business
  • shabir ahmad said on June 6, 2012
    hello,i live in Srinagar jammu and Kashmir state and i am start a tour and travel company. i am a looking a partner/agent outside the state.i have a good customer relation in all the hotels,rental cars,guides and tracking adventures in the heaven of the earth and live a life in houseboats infamous Dal lake, water rafting and mountain climbing in all the famous places in J&K state.if any body are interested feel free to email;- or
  • p ranjit kumar said on August 19, 2012
    hai.. i am from andaman & nicobar island i am doing my own tours & travels business if you are interested to come so please contact - ph -09933227660
  • George said on May 2, 2013
    Hi, we have a tour Company in Uganda and are looking for serious Partners,in Kenya,T.Z and Rwanda, and Out of Africa. Interested Parties, Email us. Regards.
  • African natives safaris said on January 3, 2017
    @George We are a new tour operator based in Tanzania. we are looking for agents and partners. our instagram account is @africannatives for photos and a glimpse on our work
  • Tapz said on January 26, 2017
    If you are interested into tapping Botswana tourism market, I have an undying love for tourism so need so interested parties to start a business down here
  • Shakhir said on February 11, 2017
    Hai I am Shakhir from India, Kerala, Trivandrum. We have a tour company in trivandrum, We are arranging different types of tour in all over Kerala and Tamil Nadu. site seining, house boat in Alappy, City tour, trekking, Ecotourism, Rural Tourism, Holiday packages. Anybody like to start joint venture with us please contact :
  • daniel said on March 29, 2017
    @African natives safaris, we are starting a new tour firm in mombasa kenya. we are also looking for partners and agents from your region. please use this email address to contact us for now, for more details the company will be up and running in short while.
  • johny said on May 14, 2017
    I am Johny John from India, Kerala, Trivandrum. We have a tour company in trivandrum, We are arranging different types of tour in all over Kerala and Tamil Nadu. site seining, City tour, Rural Tourism, Holiday packages. Anybody like to start joint venture with us please contact :
  • Peter Waweru said on January 20, 2019
    Am in need of someone who can help me in getting a license for my tour company
  • Peter Waweru said on January 20, 2019
    My tour business will be based in Nairobi kenya. Someone help in licensing


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