by Hilmar
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Hello all. We are a travel agent in Zimbabwe. We want to increse our sales by marketing. How best can we do this so that we have many tourists coming ?
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Hilmar,

    Awesome. Africa is still on my list buddy.

    As a travel blogger - and blogging tips blogger too - I have a few ideas for you.

    - build genuine friendships with top travel bloggers; bonding with them by helping *them* out earns their trust, and once you earned their trust, they may promote your agency via a RT or Facebook Share
    - pay premium dollar to place sponsored posts on top travel blogs; please avoid the common tour agency mistake of trying to bargain or barter with top travel bloggers on their prices...this annoys and turns off the very pros who would help expand your presence and boost your sales, driving tourists to your agency....I mentioned because I receive these pitches quite often for my blog
    - run a self-hosted Wordpress dot org blog; show off the wildlife in your area, write content-rich, informative posts explaining the flora and fauna in Zimbabwe and simply share free content that whets tourists appetites

    Be patient, genuine and most of all, focus on building long term relationships with travel bloggers. You may not get sales through all sponsored post opportunities but you will get exposure and gain credibility in travel circles by appearing on top blogs, so be super duper grateful for any blogger who'd accept your sponsored posts, pay their rates and you'll position your agency to do great over the long term.

    Run with these tips my friend; been in this game for a good 4 years so they are good money

    Ryan
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    • Profile picture of the author Hilmar
      Thanks Ryan are you able to assist me hook up with top bloggers. I also need contacts so that we can keep in touch and start creating my adverts to post on their blogs ?
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    • Hi Ryan,

      I added you on skype.

      Thanks
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Hi Hilmar,

      Awesome. Africa is still on my list buddy.

      As a travel blogger - and blogging tips blogger too - I have a few ideas for you.

      - build genuine friendships with top travel bloggers; bonding with them by helping *them* out earns their trust, and once you earned their trust, they may promote your agency via a RT or Facebook Share
      - pay premium dollar to place sponsored posts on top travel blogs; please avoid the common tour agency mistake of trying to bargain or barter with top travel bloggers on their prices...this annoys and turns off the very pros who would help expand your presence and boost your sales, driving tourists to your agency....I mentioned because I receive these pitches quite often for my blog
      - run a self-hosted Wordpress dot org blog; show off the wildlife in your area, write content-rich, informative posts explaining the flora and fauna in Zimbabwe and simply share free content that whets tourists appetites

      Be patient, genuine and most of all, focus on building long term relationships with travel bloggers. You may not get sales through all sponsored post opportunities but you will get exposure and gain credibility in travel circles by appearing on top blogs, so be super duper grateful for any blogger who'd accept your sponsored posts, pay their rates and you'll position your agency to do great over the long term.

      Run with these tips my friend; been in this game for a good 4 years so they are good money

      Ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Been to Vic Falls, Hwange ,Nyanga and Masvingo a few times. Beautiful country, too bad mismanagement, corruption and despotism has left Zim in ruins...
    Good luck with your business...
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  • Profile picture of the author dylansmith22
    Hello Hilmar,

    Great place, Zimbabwe!

    Today, bloggers/influencers are tend to seek promotion or collaborations. You as a travel agent, maybe you can collaborate with travel bloggers or influencers and even brands.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    How about SEO, Google ads, Facebook ads? Do they work for travel industry? I saw many people mentioned to influencer marketing.
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  • Use travel influencers like @nigerianabroad. Have social media accounts on all platforms. Engage on digital marketing by paying for sponsored post on your social media platforms. Register your business on google my business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hilmar
    Thanks for the insight. I.will do that
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  • Profile picture of the author Hilmar
    Thanks a lot
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  • Profile picture of the author hookrooms
    Hi

    Promote your travel products through digital marketing to get a instant response, Very specially do display ads with google adwords, very economic and worthy.

    Also, try the social marketing, it will be an immense impact.

    rgds
    hookrooms
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  • Profile picture of the author lokesh raja
    Hi Hilmar,

    Increase Your Sales by promoting in social media, ad postings in Zimbabwe classifieds.
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