Touristlink.com announces a great initial response to its new offering which allows travel providers to feature travel deals on the website.
Nagpur, India (PRWEB) July 16, 2012
Touristlink.com a social market place linking travelers with small local travel providers announces a great initial response to new features enabling providers to promote their own tours and packages alongside their social profiles. These new features have been live since the end of June, 2012 and already local providers have listed over 400 deals on the website complete with detailed descriptions and pictures. Touristlink is pleased to report that a number of the tour operators have already received free leads from members interested in particular deals.
Touristlink founder David Urmann commented “We are very encouraged both by the response and by the feedback we are getting from tour operators and travel agents. Several providers have listed in excess of 10 deals alongside their profiles all unique and different. The next step for us is to give these providers the ability to broadcast their deals to a larger audience on the site.”
Travelers can see details of each deal and then interact directly with the travel provider if they want more information or are interested in customizing and creating an individualized experience. Social profiles of providers include reviews and recommendations from other travelers along with other essential information which includes; personal information on the provider, travel interests, areas of expertise, languages spoken, preferred types of clients, pictures from past trips and more.
Touristlink lets all providers list deals and offers for free and then passes on free leads making it a great place for small providers looking to market on a budget (Travel Agent Sign Up). The site founders plan to offer a freemium model in the near future which keeps the basic services that exist today as free but provides extra consulting services and greater marketing exposure to small travel providers for an affordable monthly fee.
Touristlink features one of the largest global travel guides on the internet with information on over 100,000 places of interest accompanied by 1,000,000 million plus photos. Touristlink lets you get to know firsthand the local behind the tour you are planning or the small hotel you want to stay. It's a great resource whether you want to get off the beaten path or just want to plan your own trip. With over 5000 local experts it is perhaps the largest social marketplace connecting travelers and locals. Touristlink is managed by GotripIndia the developers of Visitusa.com and the parent company of hotelkhoj.com.