While the travel business has taken a significant beating over the past year or so due to the various shutdowns governments, both national and local, have imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it is likely that it will come roaring back this summer thanks to a largely successful vaccine rollout. As a result, now could be a good time to launch your own travel start-up. Nonetheless, given the fact that the field is so crowded, it can be very hard to stand out. In order to help you to launch a travel start-up successfully, this guide has been created. Read on now in order to learn all about it.
Go Off the Beaten Track
Whether it’s planes to London or cruise ships around the Caribbean, there is no point trying to compete with the big hitters in the travel industry. They have the money, brand-recognition and experience to completely blow your start-up out of the water. As a result, it’s much better to think about a niche experience that you can provide to people that no one else can. This is especially true as people will still be thinking about distancing when traveling and will be looking for more luxury travel, something that has grown significantly over recent years.
Whether it’s train companies, plane businesses or hotels, it is absolutely essential that your travel startup has the necessary personal connections in order to thrive. After all, the reason that people look to travel companies to help them have a successful trip is in order to not only save on the hassle of planning each stage individually but also to save money on booking certain elements. Without those networks you will not be able to find those discounted prices that will give your business the competitive edge.
Add Customisable Journeys
In a world with websites that allow people to see each step of their journey planned out in painstaking detail, as well as make considerable savings by booking each part of their itinerary individually, it is important that you have a website that can help to make your website stand out. Work with developers in order to create a tool that allows people to see what you can offer online as well as being able to quote a price within seconds. That way you will not lose against the bigger competitors.
Focus on the Personal
As mentioned before, it is pretty hard to compete with the big hitters in the travel industry. One way to help your business succeed is to offer something that, by virtue of their scale, they simply can’t: a personal touch.
After all, you might find that a wealthy customer who enjoys being personally attended to is worth a hundred people trying to save and skimp on every aspect of their trip. By developing those types of high-paying relationships and a network of contact, you could easily see your business turn into a success.