Now is the time to sell domestic travel to the U.S. and Canada for your clients’ summer vacations. Get travelers excited about the destinations that are closest to home by offering suggestions to make the trips exciting and budget-friendly.
Whatever types of trips your clients are seeking this summer, the good ‘ole USA has it. Quintessential America can be anything your clients want it to be with the help of packages from your preferred tour operator. If it is sun and surf clients seek, than Hawaii, the Florida Keys, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Diego can provide the ultimate beach vacation. Surfing, water sports, and properties on or near the beach make the sun-kissed days of summer memorable. If it’s a city stay filled with museums, theater, dining, top attractions, and walking or bus tours then Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. are the cities to suggest. They all offer their own vibe that can be matched with clients’ wish lists and tour operators can put all the components together for you. Finally, what is more American than Orlando, home to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and countless other theme park and family-friendly attractions, for your clients’ summertime vacation with or without the kids.
Keep an eye out for flash sales and specials from tour operators for select destinations that might consider summer their off-peak season or just might be looking to spur excitement for their summer season. Let clients know about any deals that come your way.
Base It on Their Budget
Domestic trips offer opportunities for travel in every budget range, whether clients are seeking three, four or five-star luxury hotels. Tour operators generally can list an assortment of hotel and resort choices based on these budget categories so that you can create the ideal summer vacation that clients can afford. Look for ways to also create added value with hotel packages that include breakfast or other extras.
Make It A Road Trip
A summer road trip is an excellent way to get clients exploring the U.S. and Canada. They can leave from home or fly to a destination and rent a car and take off to discover the excitement of the west coast, east coast, north, or south. TravelBound recently launched a tool that can help with the planning. Check out the tour operator’s new interactive map of the U.S. with pins on the top-selling cities. Exclusive for agents, the map allows you to click on each city to see recommended hotels in a range of budget choices and sightseeing tours. Be sure to check in each week now through the summer for new pins that are added to the map that unveil additional cities and deals and represent the “road trip” style that is quintessentially American.