Did you know that 87% of travelers have some of their most memorable trip moments while participating in an activity? Round out your clients’ cruises with shore excursions and make this wave season one to remember! With Viator, you can create lasting memories for your clients beyond the ship, and you’ll earn commission on every shore excursion you or your clients book! In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of finding, booking, and promoting shore excursions.
Finding the Perfect Shore Excursions
Viator’s platform makes it easy to discover the best cruise activities for your clients. Follow these simple steps:
- Navigate to travelagents.viator.com
- Search “(your destination) Shore Excursions“ and click the page that appears below the search bar. Or, if you’ve already searched by location, you can filter by category by clicking: Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises, then Cruises & Sailing, and Shore Excursions.
Booking Shore Excursions
Booking shore excursions is just as easy as booking any other experience with the Viator Travel Agent Program. Use the Duration and Time of Day filters on travelagents.viator.com when booking or sharing experiences to make sure the tours or activities fit your clients’ cruise schedules. There are two ways to book:
- “Share with Client” link: Provide your clients with the option to book on their own, either in advance or in-destination, using your “share with client” link. Your client will be able to make and manage the booking on their own, while you earn commission.
- Book on travelagents.viator.com: Simplify the process for your clients by booking on their behalf on travelagents.viator.com. This allows you to handle both the booking and communication with the tour operator, ensuring a seamless experience for your clients.
Promoting Shore Excursions
Whether you’re a seasoned expert in coordinating shore excursions for clients or just starting out, integrating experiences into your clients’ cruise schedules or sharing them with clients who have booked cruises on their own is an easy way to earn some extra cash. Try these promotional tips:
- Customized Packages: Create custom packages for your clients by combining shore excursions with cruise bookings for an all-inclusive and tailored experience. You can either do this upfront or offer a customized package after the client has booked the cruise to help them explore the full range of possibilities.
- Social Media: Leverage your social media platforms to showcase top-booked shore excursions and engage with potential clients.
- Client Testimonials: Share positive testimonials and reviews from clients who have enjoyed your recommended shore excursions. Authentic feedback builds trust and encourages potential clients to explore these experiences!
Top-Booked Shore Excursions
Explore some of our top shore excursion destinations to get inspired or discover new experiences for your clients.
- Italy: With experiences close to major ports, clients can easily spend a half day making homemade pasta in Sardinia or tour the rugged Amalfi Coast. See all Italy experiences.
- United States: From sled dog adventures and panning for gold in Alaska to volcano tours in Hawaii, there’s something for everyone wherever they dock. See all U.S. experiences.
- Greece: When clients drop anchor in Greece, activities range from exploring Mykonos with a local to olive oil tasting in Olympia. See all Greece experiences.
What are you waiting for? Start exploring Viator shore excursions today.