Welcome to the Viator Travel Agent Blog

A blog dedicated solely to travel agents. Keep up to date on industry news, updates from us as well as the freshest marketing tips and more!

 

Marketing Tips

Whether you’re an independent travel agent or part of a larger agency, odds are you’ve had to do some of your own marketing. Marketing yourself as a travel agent or advisor may require some work up-front but it will pay off in the long run. We’re doing the research, analyzing trends, and talking to consumers to help bring you the best marketing tips, from how to best leverage Facebook to identifying what your client really wants.

Why your travel agency should have a website

Why your travel agency should have a website

The Current State of Affairs:  The tours and activities sector is the fastest growing segment in the travel industry, and tour operators are securing the attention of active travelers by providing them with excellent activities and experiences. In this day and age,...

Reaching your clients in-destination

Reaching your clients in-destination

When arriving to a destination, many travelers who have not pre-booked activities begin to research a variety of different experiences. This is one of the benefits of having a tool like the bookable link: it makes it possible for travelers to book tours and activities...

Booking 101

New to the Viator Travel Agent Program? No worries — we got your back. We’ll go through all the essentials of how to make a booking on our platform, as well as providing tips and tricks to both new and seasoned agents to help keep clients happy while maximizing commission.

How to Plan a Cross-country Road Trip (US)

How to Plan a Cross-country Road Trip (US)

“The great American road trip is still one of the best ways for families to relax and reconnect with one another,” said Stacey Barber, executive director at AAA Travel Information & Content. Earlier this year, AAA reported that the old school family road trip...

5 Reasons Why Your Clients Should Book Tours & Activities in Advance

5 Reasons Why Your Clients Should Book Tours & Activities in Advance

When your clients ask you to plan their trip, their first thought might just be flights and hotels. But taking a vacation is about so much more than getting somewhere and sleeping. Help them fill their getaway with the best things to do—which you can find on Viator’s...

Featured Suppliers

We love hearing directly from our suppliers and we know you do too. We’ve interviewed a few suppliers that list their products with Viator to hear more about their tours/activities as well as their history, insights, and what messages they have for travel agents.Hear more about why these suppliers love what they do.

Supplier Feature: Shoreline Sightseeing

Supplier Feature: Shoreline Sightseeing

We talked to Amy Hartnett from Shoreline Sightseeing, one of our highly reviewed suppliers, to learn more about their business and the different types of boat tours that they offer in the city of Chicago. We asked Amy to give us some background on the...

ExperienceFirst

ExperienceFirst

We talked to Andrew Luan from ExperienceFirst to learn more about all that the company has to offer. Note: ExperienceFirst was formerly known as the Wall Street Experience and CityTour1.How the company started?Originally known as the The Wall Street Experience, this...

Leisure Pass Group

Leisure Pass Group

We talked to Lori Timony, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Leisure Pass Group—one of our top suppliers—to learn more about their business and the types of tours they offer around the world.What destinations does Leisure Pass Group offer attraction passes...

News & Updates

With new updates in technology and rapidly changing consumer preferences, it seems the travel industry is hard to keep up with. We’ve brought together all the important news from the industry and paired it together with updates from us all in one place. 

Supplier Feature: Shoreline Sightseeing

Supplier Feature: Shoreline Sightseeing

We talked to Amy Hartnett from Shoreline Sightseeing, one of our highly reviewed suppliers, to learn more about their business and the different types of boat tours that they offer in the city of Chicago. We asked Amy to give us some background on the...

ExperienceFirst

ExperienceFirst

We talked to Andrew Luan from ExperienceFirst to learn more about all that the company has to offer. Note: ExperienceFirst was formerly known as the Wall Street Experience and CityTour1.How the company started?Originally known as the The Wall Street Experience, this...

Leisure Pass Group

Leisure Pass Group

We talked to Lori Timony, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Leisure Pass Group—one of our top suppliers—to learn more about their business and the types of tours they offer around the world.What destinations does Leisure Pass Group offer attraction passes...

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