A new travel partner for the lodging industry, TourSales.com, brings untapped ancillary revenue to hotel companies through commissionable, online bookings of day tours and activities. Hotel guests can now book day tours and activities through hotel-branded websites which integrate the ecommerce booking engine of TourSales.com. Guests can book tours and activities prior to arriving in their destination, allowing hotels to capture revenue before guests purchase elsewhere upon arrival.
TourSales.com’s vast collection of 2,500 popular and special interest tours can also be marketed to guests during their hotel stays through reservations agents, concierges, or any other designated hotel department. Hotels earn commissions that are among the highest in the industry: For each booking, TourSales.com pays top commissions -- between 10 and 15 percent based on volume.
The new Florida-based tour company was founded by Mike Bonner and Brad Miller, both highly-ranked travel executives, and also co-founders of Shore Excursions Group in 2009, now the largest shore excursions company in the world. Their combined 40 years of experience in the cruise industry and global tour operations allows them to cement established relationships with ground operators worldwide. The company’s team of travel professionals adds a wide network of travel industry contacts developed throughout their extensive travel industry experience. “We have a global footprint, and a large, healthy, vibrant source of providers,” commented Mike Bonner. TourSales.com offers a key to unlocking revenue sources beyond hotel room rates. “Our sophisticated technology and successful partner model offer the lodging industry an untapped share of the $28 billion tours and activities market,” explains Brad Miller. “Hotel guests historically purchase tours directly through the complimentary services of their hotels or through other online providers.” Hotel companies are assured that guests receive a high-quality product comparable to their own brands. TourSales.com vets each land operator by conducting a quality assurance program that includes extensive research and reviews from consumers, resulting in a wide array of tours with exceptional value in worldwide destinations. Tours are delivered by local experts in each destination with decades of experience. TourSales.com responds to special interest trends by focusing on four tour types: Exclusive Tours, offering a smaller and more personalized experience; Scenic Tours for up-close access to spectacular environments; Cultural Tours for experiences of local customs, and Active Tours that appeal to adventuresome vacationers. In addition, hotel guests benefit from TourSales.com’s 24-hour support and a full money-back guarantee.
About the Founders
Mike Bonner and Brad Miller are seasoned travel professionals who bring a wealth of experience to the companies they co-founded, beginning with Shore Excursions Group in 2009. Mike Bonner spent 10 years with Royal Caribbean Cruises in senior positions including chief operating officer of the cruise line’s ScholarShip division, and vice president of corporate and strategic planning. He also served as senior vice president of strategy and business development for Viking River Cruises. Brad Miller was executive vice president and chief development officer of Abercrombie & Kent Group of Companies from 2005 to 2008. Prior to Abercrombie & Kent, he held leading positions at Royal Caribbean Cruises for 12 years, most recently as vice president of brand development. About TourSales.com
TourSales.com is a Florida-based tour company that provides a wide array of popular and special interest day tours and activities for individuals and small groups. Travelers can book through TourSales.com, or through travel agents, airlines, hotels or rental car companies. In addition to its consumer-friendly website, TourSales.com creates marketing partnerships with travel industry providers. Partners integrate the company’s ecommerce business into their own branded sites, and earn commissions that are among the highest in the industry. TourSales.com was founded by Mike Bonner and Brad Miller, highly-ranked former executives for cruise lines and ground tour operators, and also co-founders of Shore Excursions in 2009, now the largest shore excursion company in the world. TourSales.com has a team of travel professionals with a combined experience of more than 100 years in the industry.