Representation by BikeToursDirect
Information for bicycle tour operators
BikeToursDirect currently represents more than 100 bicycle tour operators all over the world. Here’s some information on how we work and why it can benefit your company. Please note that adding new operators and new tours is an ongoing process. We are a small team responsible for the entirety of information of the 500+ tours on our website as well as the library of tours under consideration, therefore the process of carefully choosing new operators and new tours may take a significant amount of time.
BikeToursDirect procedures and processes for working with tour operators:
We carefully select tours from operators around the globe to publish your our web site and promote them to our clients. There’s no charge for this. We select tours to add to our catalogue based on a number of criteria including marketability, location, commission rate, and popularity.
When we receive a booking, the general procedure is as follows:
- BikeToursDirect receives booking request from client.
- BikeToursDirect processes request and sends our booking request to you.
- You confirm tour and send invoice to BikeToursDirect.
- BikeToursDirect charges client $200 deposit per person and sends confirmation to client (we hold deposit).
- 60 days before tour start, BikeToursDirect receives final payment from client.
- 30-45 days before tour start, BikeToursDirect sends full payment to you (minus agreed-upon commission).
Our typical commission rate is 20%. We prefer to operate with gross prices, and we DO NOT build commission on top of the tour price you offer travelers who contact you directly.
We generally book individual clients, couples and small parties on existing tours with set departures or private guided tours with low minimum participation requirement. We typically do not create/organize groups. This means we do not take responsibility to fill set departures with clients only booked by BikeToursDirect.
Want to be added to our site?
Your first step is to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief background of your company (we prefer to work with operators that have been in business for at least two years) and some sample tours (as attachments or links). We like to offer our clients established tours they can possibly tweak instead of tours that are completely customizable.
If we accept your company and tours, we'll request detailed information on each tour we'd be helping you sell, your rental bikes and equipment, your company terms and conditions, as well as high resolution photos that can be added to our site.
Please be aware we do not post all tours to our web site. We choose tours to publish based on client interest and marketing potential. However, we will offer any of your itineries to our clients as appropriate to find the tour that fits their needs.
We hope to hear from you and that we can send clients your way!