Products & Services
Group Sales Training - tailored to your business needs. Entitled 'Making the Most of the Group Customer', this flexible and long established set piece has resulted in improved group bookings and higher revenues for numerous tourism businesses across the UK. Hotels, shopping centres, tourism-consortia, national tourism bodies, visitor attractions in both public and private sectors have made use of this service. These sessions often take place from 10am until 4pm and can be arranged for numbers between 1-16 individuals in total, for the same one-off price. We always conclude the session with 'key ways to generate more and better quality group business', bespoke to that particular company.
Product Development and Sales Mentoring - these often take place in the client's own premises or at the SRT offices. They are based upon individual one-to-one SRT consultancy days - the number of which are agreed by the client. Each mentoring service is entirely confidential and geared to the exact needs of that particular business, whether start-up or established.
PR for your business - an affordable and hugely worthwhile service that is of particular interest to businesses that perhaps do not have the resources to deliver this themselves. Press launchs, photo calls, media relations; press releases, news stories, press trips, advertising campaigns and on-going advice to the client - generating local and regional media coverage and also targeted travel trade coverage too. We also arrange high quality 'Travel Writer Fam' Trips' for destinations, hotels and attractions.
Group Buyer Showcases - specifically geared to your businesses or cluster of businesses, these familiarisation events bring buyers together with sellers in the most cost-effective and satisying way. Targeting quality coach and tour operators and upscale group travel organisers, SRT will source the buyers best suited to your aims and business; put together a high quality tour programme to appeal to the buyers; arrange sponsorship for all admissions, meals, entertainment, transport and all elements vital to the success of the event; organise show'rounds, registration, photo calls, feedback sessions and 'data capture' in the form of attendee excel list for the client. We often include a special 'Meet the Group Buyer' workshop during the showcases . We do more of these events than anybody else we know and our clients tell us that they are the best in generating business for the tourism industry - real group bookings at better rates - whilst creating new and additional tours for the buyers.
Group Travel Site Inspections - and Reports, a great way to find out how well your attraction, retail outlet, museum, meal stop, hotel or destination is really doing in terms of the group visitor. SRT visits the sites in question and conducts a thorough inspection call, sometimes as a 'mystery visit', and monitors the range of group facilities, services and group offer - leading to the production of a confidential 'Group Travel Action Statement' for the client, outlining strengths and weaknesses of the actual group product - as well as realistic recommendations to further develop the offer.
Group Travel Representation - a valuable and business-generating service for group attractions, destinations, shopping centres, hotels and a variety of group venues. SRT will look after your group marketing and sales needs for a period usually of 12 months. We ensure your business achieves high profile in the UK and inbound groups sectors; advise you on the best and most cost effective ways to make new group bookings; train your sales team on how to increase group revenues; arrange and advise on group promotional materials including literature, displays and websites; arrange group sales promotions for your site[s]; arrange key account meetings with 'Top 100' operators; attend national travel trade shows and exhibitions on your behalf; conduct group buyer mailshots - effectively we represent your business to the group markets introducing you to many buyers in the process.
Mailshots and Email Broadcasts to Group Buyers - SRT can get your group message over to thousands of active UK and inbound group buyers through postal mailshots or via targeted Email Bulletins. These are all buyers - coach and tour operators and high quality group travel organisers - that we know personally and they need to know about what you can offer in terms of a quality group experience - whether its accommodation, coach stop facilities, retail, visitor attractions or transport. Contact us for a price.