Starting a Tour Operator Business

Millions of people are going on vacation every year. This is one of the good reasons to start a tour operator business.

Obviously, it is a profitable business because of the increasing number of tourists.

Starting a tour operator business is a good venture. This business is ideal for those who have the interest in sight seeing and travelling. Yet, you should also possess knowledge in order to start the business in the right manner. All you have to do is to find valuable information that can help your business to be profitable and successful. Search useful ideas that you can use in running your business.

Establish the Services

Before you decide to start a tour operator business see to it that you know the type of services you will provide. It is important to think the needs of your clients when establishing the services. Likewise, clients would possibly seek for tour packages that are affordable as well as personalized tour package. These are the common things that you should consider in order to attract potential clients. That is why it is a good idea to provide affordable packages especially for group tour. Likewise, customized tour packages are one of the preferences in guided tour.

Establish Good Relationship

When you engage in tour operator business it is important to build good relationship with other companies in the industry. Apparently, there are other businesses related in tour business and it would help a lot if you will have good relationship with them. In this sense, you can establish relationship with a ticketing company or transportation companies. In this way, you can get discounts when you avail their services and the discount you earned is added in your profits. Likewise, you can also obtain more profit if you have great deals from hotels. That is why in creating tour package this idea is very important.

On the other hand, hiring competent employees is also necessary in tour operator business. You can also hire friendly and reliable tour agents and tour guides who can handle different tour services such as family tour, romantic tours and sightseeing services. However, the most important thing that you should pay attention is that you should possess certification as tour guide in order to operate a tour operator business. It is also additional advantage if you attend training about travel. Moreover, to attract more customers you should promote your business. You can ask your friends and previous clients to help in the promotion through word of mouth. However, you should ensure that all your clients are satisfied about your services so that they can give positive feedback about your business. Otherwise, they could not help you in the promotion instead break your business. You can also provide discounts without harming your profit potentials.


  • melaku beyene said on March 10, 2011
    thanks a lot for your very good advice . I already start a tour operator, company what you will help me is,
    1. how to get business partner ?
    2. how to construct employees position or structure.
    best regards
  • sheikh said on March 27, 2012
    I have already started a ground tour operator in The Gambia .Am searching for new partners
  • James Winston said on April 22, 2013
    We are an inbound tour company operating in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. We are searching for new partners who would like to send their clients to the East African Region. +256414661543 or email:


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